SUBLI'ME, adjective [Latin sublimis.]
1. High in place; exalted aloft.
Sublime on these a tow'r of steel is rear'd.
2. High in excellence; exalted by nature; elevated.
Can it be that souls sublime
Return to visit our terrestrial clime?
3. High in style or sentiment; lofty; grand.
Easy in style thy work, in sense sublime
4. Elevated by joy; as sublime with expectation.
5. Lofty of mein; elevated in manner.
His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd
SUBLI'ME, noun A grand or lofty style; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.
The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase--
SUBLI'ME, verb transitive To sublimate, which see.
1. To raise on high.
2. To exalt; to highten; to improve.
Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,
But ripens spirits in cold northern climes.
SUBLI'ME, verb intransitive To be brought or changed into a state of vapor by heat, and then condensed by cold, as a solid substance.
Particles of antimony which will not sublime alone.