Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to the celestial spheres.
  • adj. Resembling a celestial body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. round; spherical; starlike
  • adj. Of or relating to the celestial spheres.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Round; spherical; starlike.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the spheres.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the spheres.
  • Resembling a sphere or star in roundness, brightness, or other attribute.

Etymologies

sphere +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But although it is difficult to identify the sphery figure of the judge with the slim consumptive preacher, and still more difficult to light up with pensive benevolence the convivial countenance in which official gravity and constitutional gruffiness have only yielded to good cheer; yet, it would appear, that for some of his mental features the divine was indebted to his learned ancestor.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • She can teach you how to climb Higher than the sphery chime; Or if Virtue feeble were, Heaven itself would stoop to her.

    Milton As An Empire Builder

  • Would flood, dissolve the sphery frame; 'twixt whom

    The World As I Have Found It

  • "To climb higher than the sphery chime" means to ascend beyond the spheres into the empyrean or true heaven -- the abode of God and the purest Spirits.

    Milton's Comus

  • He, who can ken the starry sky, nor hear The sphery music singing of a God,

    De la philosophie de la nature

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.