Latin. adv. High into the air, on high, up aloft, in a lofty position.
- adj. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; - said of persons. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; - said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed. Elevated by joy; elate. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
Syn. - Exalted; lofty; noble; majestic. See Grand.
- n. That which is sublime; - with the definite article; as: (a) A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions. (b) That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful.
- vb. To raise on high. (Chem.) To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify. To dignify; to ...