firmament

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noun fir·ma·ment \ˈfər-mə-mənt\

Definition of firmament

  1. 1 :  the vault or arch of the sky :  heavens Stars twinkled in the firmament.

  2. 2 obsolete :  basis

  3. 3 :  the field or sphere of an interest or activity the international fashion firmament She's a rising star in the city's artistic firmament.

firmamental

play \ˌfər-mə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Examples of firmament in a Sentence

  1. meteors flashing across the firmament

  2. the stars in the firmament twinkled ever so brightly

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Origin and Etymology of firmament

Middle English, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin firmamentum, from Latin, support, from firmare


FIRMAMENT Defined for English Language Learners

firmament

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Definition of firmament for English Language Learners

  • : the sky



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