HyperDic: vault_of_heaven

English > 1 sense of the expression vault of heaven:
NOUNlocationvault of heaven, celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, welkinthe apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
English > vault of heaven: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected.
Synonymscelestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, welkin
Partsapex, solar apex, apex of the sun's wayThe point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars
celestial pointA point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
nadirThe point below the observer that is directly opposite the zenith on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
zenithThe point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
zodiacA belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic
BroadersurfaceThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
Spanishbóveda celeste, cielo, cielos, empíreo, esfera celeste, esfera, firmamento
Catalancel, esfera celeste, esfera, firmament, volta del cel

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