sublime

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French sublime, from Latin sublīmis (high), from sub- (up to", "upwards) + uncertain, often identified with Latin līmis, ablative singular of līmus (oblique) or līmen (threshold", "entrance", "lintel)

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Adjective[edit]

sublime (comparative sublimer, superlative sublimest)

  1. Noble and majestic.
    • De Quincey
      the sublime Julian leader
  2. Impressive and awe-inspiring.
    sublime scenery; a sublime deed
    • Prior
      Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime.
    • Longfellow
      Know how sublime a thing it is / To suffer and be strong.
  3. (obsolete) Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
    • Dryden
      Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared.
  4. (obsolete) Elevated by joy; elated.
    • Milton
      Their hearts were jocund and sublime, / Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine.
  5. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
    • Spenser
      countenance sublime and insolent
    • Milton
      His fair, large front and eye sublime declared / Absolute rule.

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Noun[edit]

sublime (plural sublimes)

  1. something sublime

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Verb[edit]

sublime (third-person singular simple present sublimes, present participle subliming, simple past and past participle sublimed)

  1. (chemistry, physics) To sublimate.
  2. To raise on high.
    • E. P. Whipple
      A soul sublimed by an idea above the region of vanity and conceit.
  3. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
    • Alexander Pope
      The sun [] / Which not alone the southern wit sublimes, / But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes.
  4. To dignify; to ennoble.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      An ordinary gift cannot sublime a person to a supernatural employment.

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sublime

  1. definite of sublim
  2. plural form of sublim

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sublime (masculine and feminine, plural sublimes)

  1. sublime, extraordinary

Verb[edit]

sublime

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sublimer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of sublimer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of sublimer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of sublimer
  5. second-person singular imperative of sublimer

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sublime m, f (masculine and feminine plural sublimi)

  1. sublime

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sublīme

  1. vocative masculine singular of sublīmus

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sublīmis.

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Adjective[edit]

sublime m and f (plural sublimes)

  1. sublime.

Noun[edit]

sublime m and f (plural sublimes)

  1. sublime.

Verb[edit]

sublime

  1. First-person singular subjunctive present of sublimar.
  2. Third-person singular subjunctive present of sublimar.
  3. Third-person singular afirmative imperative of sublimar.
  4. Third-person singular negative imperative of sublimar.

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sublime m, f (plural sublimes)

  1. sublime

Verb[edit]

sublime

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of sublimar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of sublimar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of sublimar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of sublimar.