Definitions

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

  • n. Greek Mythology The Elysian Fields.
  • n. A place or condition of ideal happiness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. the home of the blessed after death.
  • proper n. A place or state of ideal happiness; paradise.
  • proper n. A region in the northern hemisphere of Mars.
  • adj. blissful; euphoric
  • adj. of or pertaining to Elysium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dwelling place assigned to happy souls after death; the seat of future happiness; Paradise.
  • n. Hence, any delightful place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek myth, the abode of the blessed after death. Also called the Elysian Fields.

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

  • n. a place or condition of ideal happiness
  • n. (Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death

Etymologies

Latin Ēlysium, from Greek Ēlusion (pedion), Elysian (fields).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, from Greek Ἠλύσιον (πεδίον) Ēlusion (pedion). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You can build up a storehouse of riches to make your retirement in Elysium eternal.

    Are you prepared for War?

  • This week will be a mixture of both: spiritually, you rest in Elysium, physically, it is Tax Time in Canada.

    Horoscope for the week of March 31, 2008

  • Basically, your pre-Apocalypse consumption of fastburger translates into how long you can linger in Elysium, before you face Final Judgement or can wrangle a Re-Incarnation.

    War is Inevitable

  • Somewhere in Elysium, Tacitus says, “Hey, I coulda told you that.”

    Matthew Yglesias » “Terrorists”

  • His California house is called Neverland; his Florida house is called Elysium.

    Dream State

  • While our eyes are delighted, on the other side, with soft draperies and fine colours, and combinations of grace and elegance, that are fit to put a man in Elysium!

    Daisy

  • The flowers, the green grass, the glorious sunshine, the birds of the air, and the young lambs gambolling down the verdant slopes, which fill the heart of a British child with a fond ecstasy, bathing the young spirit in Elysium, would float unnoticed before the vision of a

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • The young are seldom in Elysium, for their desires, outstripping possibility, leave them as poor as a moneyless debtor.

    I.3

  • There are loads of visually interesting sets, but the Elysium is a flying city so that familiar claustrophobic feeling isn’t there.

    PANDORUM DVD Review – Collider.com

  • a speech, which the proudest beauty at the court of Felicia (so let me call the Elysium from which I am banished!) might have termed the very matins of Cupid.

    The Monastery

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  • Maxiums mention Elysium when he was rallying his troops to fight the Germans.

    June 12, 2012