SUBLI'ME, a. [L. 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 Absolute rule.
SUBLI'ME, n. 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, v.t. To sublimate, which see.1. To raise on high.2. To exalt; to highten; to improve. The sun-- Which not alone the southern wit sublimes, But ripens spirits in cold northern climes.
SUBLI'ME, v.i. 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.