Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Elysium.
  • adj. Blissful; delightful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Elysium; home of the blessed, after death.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Elysian or Elysium, the location.
  • adj. Happy, blissful, heavenly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Elysium, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, blessed; delightfully, exquisitely, or divinely happy; full of the highest kind of enjoyment, happiness, or bliss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to the Elysian Fields
  • adj. being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods

Etymologies

The Anglicization of Latin Elysium. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was held at a nearby Mormon church, and the burial was at a small suburban cemetery called Elysian Fields.

    Richard Paul Evans Ebook Christmas Set

  • This plateau was called the Elysian Fields, now Alyscamp, and is so thick with tombs that you walk over them as you follow the road that runs along the plateau.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

  • We visited the so called Elysian Fields and Avernus: and wandered through various ruined temples, baths, and classic spots; at length we entered the gloomy cavern of the Cumaean Sibyl.

    The Last Man

  • This man afterwards sold them to Samuel Worthington, a cotton planter of Mississippi; whose letter, in reply to Gerrit Smith, arrived the day we were at his house; and he being in doubt how to effect the redemption of the family, and their safe transportation, thou wilt remember that I agreed to effect both, to what I shall call the Elysian Fields, or, more properly,

    A Visit to the United States in 1841

  • This part of the ocean may be called the Elysian Fields of Neptune's empire; and the torrid zone, notwithstanding Ovid's remark, "non est habitabilis æstu," is rendered healthy and pleasant by these gently-blowing breezes.

    Wanderings in South America

  • My antagonist led me across the rue St. Honoré, to a place which I suppose you know, called the Elysian Fields.

    Anna St. Ives

  • As a student at the University of California he played in a rock band called Elysian

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • In classical mythology Elysium, also known as the Elysian Fields, was the paradise reserved for the heroes immortalized by the gods.

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

  • Overhead is a large installation titled Elysian Shadows that was originally created for a Fort Worth gallery.

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • Away therefore, ship thyself; and from the troubles and distractions of thy former life convey thyself as it were unto these few names; and if thou canst abide in them, or be constant in the practice and possession of them, continue there as glad and joyful as one that were translated unto some such place of bliss and happiness as that which by Hesiod and Plato is called the Islands of the Blessed, by others called the Elysian Fields.

    Meditations

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