Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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The Anglicization of Latin Elysium.

Examples

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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,

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  • 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 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.

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

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

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  • 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

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