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fir·ma·ment

 (fûr′mə-mənt)
n.
The vault or expanse of the heavens; the sky.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin firmāmentum, from Latin, support, from firmāre, to strengthen; see firm2.]

fir′ma·ment′al (-mĕn′tl) adj.

firmament

(ˈfɜːməmənt)
n
the expanse of the sky; heavens
[C13: from Late Latin firmāmentum sky (considered as fixed above the earth), from Latin: prop, support, from firmāre to make firm1]
firmamental adj

fir•ma•ment

(ˈfɜr mə mənt)

n.
the arch or vault of heaven; sky.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Late Latin firmāmentum sky, Latin: support, prop]
fir•ma•men•tal (ˌfɜr məˈmɛn tl) adj.

firmament

- Means "vault of the sky," as a fixed structure.
See also related terms for vault.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firmament - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projectedfirmament - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
apex of the sun's way, solar apex, apex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
nadir - the point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
zenith - the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

firmament

noun (Literary)
1. sky, skies, heaven, heavens, the blue, the skies, vault, welkin (archaic), empyrean (poetic), vault of heaven There are no stars in the firmament.
2. arena, province, sphere, realm, domain He was a rising star in the political firmament.

firmament

noun
The celestial regions as seen from the earth:
air, heaven (often used in plural), sky.
Archaic: welkin.
Translations
سَماء، القُبَّةُ الزرقاء
obloha
himmelhimmelhvælving
égbolt
festing, himinhvel
dangus
debesu jums
hemelgewelf
gökgökkubbe

firmament

[ˈfɜːməmənt] Nfirmamento m

firmament

nFirmament nt

firmament

(ˈfəːməmənt) noun
the sky; the heavens. The stars shine in the endless firmament.
References in classic literature ?
One solitary glimmering star showed by its paly quiverings the impress of evening, while not a cloud obscured the vast firmament of heaven.
but as the sun was rising from the fair sea {24} into the firmament of heaven to shed light on mortals and immortals, they reached Pylos the city of Neleus.
As when some great forest fire is raging upon a mountain top and its light is seen afar, even so as they marched the gleam of their armour flashed up into the firmament of heaven.