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Definition of "empyrean" [em•py•re•an]

  • The highest reaches of heaven, believed by the ancients to be a realm of pure fire or light. (noun)
  • The abode of God and the angels; paradise. (noun)
  • The sky. (noun)
  • Of or relating to the empyrean of ancient belief. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "empyrean" in a sentence
  • "The empyrean is the central castle where the emperor (God) sits enthroned."
  • "From the ninth sphere to the empyrean, which is mere light."
  • "Supreme power, the beetle that folds his wings, that rests in the empyrean, that is born as his own son."