• IPA: /ˈfɜː(r)məmənt/

firmament (plural firmaments)

  1. (uncountable) The vault of the heavens; the sky.
    • 1611, King James Version, Genesis 1:6–8:
      And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven.
  2. The field or sphere of an interest or activity.
    the international fashion firmament
  3. A piece of jewelry meant to be worn in a headdress.
  4. (archaic, old astronomy) In the geocentric Ptolemaic system, the eighth sphere, which carried the fixed stars.
  5. (obsolete) A foundation; support; basis.
  6. (obsolete) The act or process of making firm or strengthening.
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