Associations to the word «Sublime»


SUBLIME, verb. (chemistry) (physics) To sublimate.
SUBLIME, verb. To raise on high.
SUBLIME, verb. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
SUBLIME, verb. To dignify; to ennoble.
SUBLIME, adjective. Noble and majestic.
SUBLIME, adjective. Impressive and awe-inspiring.
SUBLIME, adjective. (obsolete) Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
SUBLIME, adjective. (obsolete) Elevated by joy; elated.
SUBLIME, adjective. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
SUBLIME, noun. Something sublime.
SUBLIME PORTE, proper noun. (literally) The monumental portal at the Ottoman palace where the supreme tribunals were held; became the surname of the first palace in Burssa (now Brussa), transferred to the even grander Topkapi palace after the capital's transfer to Istanbul (the former Byzantine imperial capital Constantinople)
SUBLIME PORTE, proper noun. (figuratively) A pars pro toto for the Ottoman sultanic court, hence for the imperial government, notably the vizierial divan and the entire empire

Dictionary definition

SUBLIME, verb. Vaporize and then condense right back again.
SUBLIME, verb. Change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated".
SUBLIME, adjective. Inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night".
SUBLIME, adjective. Worthy of adoration or reverence.
SUBLIME, adjective. Lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton.
SUBLIME, adjective. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery