elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.: Paradise Lost is sublime poetry.
impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.:Switzerland has sublime scenery.
supreme or outstanding:a sublime dinner.
complete; absolute; utter:sublime stupidity.
of lofty bearing.
[Archaic.]raised high; high up.
the realm of things that are sublime:the sublime in art.
the quality of sublimity.
the greatest or supreme degree.
to make higher, nobler, or purer.
to convert (a solid substance) by heat into a vapor, which on cooling condenses again to solid form, without apparent liquefaction.
to cause to be given off by this or some analogous process.
Chemistryto volatilize from the solid state to a gas, and then condense again as a solid without passing through the liquid state.
sub•lime′ly,adv. sub•lime′ness,n. sub•lim′er,n.
Latin sublimāre to raise, derivative of sublimis
Old French sublimer
Latin sublīmis high, equivalent. to sub-sub- + an element of uncertain origin, originally, variously identified with līmis, līmus oblique or līmen lintel, threshold; (verb, verbal) Middle English sublimen
(noun, nominal and adjective, adjectival) 1350–1400
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged exalted, noble.