Definition of firmament
firmamentalplay \ˌfər-mə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective
Examples of firmament in a Sentence
meteors flashing across the firmament
the stars in the firmament twinkled ever so brightly
Recent Examples of firmament from the Web
On the ground, there is near-perfect unity over the view that the first priority of the entire left-of-center firmament should be to defeat the Senate GOP health care bill.
To my mind, what Tepper had to say also has a bearing on several other matters in the firmament over the past few days.
After their influential The Second Machine Age, these MIT profs have joined the management-author firmament.
What has emerged is an arc that tracks how a nation of immigrants wove a mystical firmament of immigrant gods.
John Varley, Barclays’ chief from 2004 to 2011 and a longtime member of London’s financial firmament, was charged Tuesday alongside three other former Barclays executives and the bank itself over a cash infusion that...
Mr. Leiken (pronounced LAY-kin) occupied an unusually fraught position in Washington’s think-tank firmament, where analysts, thinkfluencers and political provocateurs typically battle along strict ideological and party lines.
Key figures on Capitol Hill and in the conservative legal firmament have now gone on the record to warn that ousting the special counsel would trigger a constitutional crisis.
From the depths of New York’s waterways to the most distant stars in its firmament, this annual celebration offers many adventures for children.
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Origin and Etymology of firmament
Middle English, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin firmamentum, from Latin, support, from firmare
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
FIRMAMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of firmament for English Language Learners
: the sky
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