Elysium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Elysium (Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death
    • n Elysium a place or condition of ideal happiness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Elysium A dwelling place assigned to happy souls after death; the seat of future happiness; Paradise.
    • Elysium Hence, any delightful place. "An Elysian more pure and bright than that pf the Greeks."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Elysium In Greek myth, the abode of the blessed after death. Also called the Elysian Fields. It is placed by Homer on the western border of the earth; by Hesiod and Pindar in the Islands of the Blest; by later poets in the nether world. It was conceived of as a place of perfect delight. In modern literature Elysium is often used for any place of exquisite happiness, and as synonymous (without religious reference) to Heaven.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Elysium e-lizh′i-um (myth.) among the Greeks, the abode of the blessed after death: any delightful place
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. , , Elysian field
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. ēlysion (pedion), the Elysian (plain).

Usage

In literature:

When I pick up my marbles I look around for either an Elysium field or a slag heap but instead a creep is staring down at me.
"Operation Earthworm" by Joe Archibald
Did you not enjoy them in the dream, and cannot the same power make you enjoy them in Elysium?
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4 October 1848" by Various
The picture behind the scenes that night was a perfect Elysium to me.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
The idea of moralizing in Elysium!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
I have no sense of time, all is oblivium and elysium at the same time.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
It was an Elysium of indolence.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Coriolanus would have laughed at them from Elysium and scorned to write any epitaph.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
The softness of the new Elysium had well nigh unnerved her.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
When Honor was alone with Dalton, they would discuss the future, and plan their Elysium together.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
There were to be in this little Elysium of an evening no vain disputes, and no lovers were to mope about unsocially in corners.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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In poetry:

Still onward Freedom wandered,
Till she touched the British soil;
Elysium of money
And Tartarus of toil!
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
Souls of Poets dead and gone,
What Elysium have ye known,
Happy field or mossy cavern,
Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?
"Lines On The Mermaid Tavern" by John Keats
"Oh, Edmund! my life! and oh, Edmund! my love!
Is that then thy portion to be?
Thou shalt not go single, for I too will rove
Through the fields of Elysium with thee."
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
Speak, O my soul, Elysium of shades!
What bonds have you with life? Speak, phantoms summoned
From out a day whose very memory fades -
What have you with this heartless mob in common?
"Elysium Of Shades" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
Elysium of shades this soul of mine,
Shades silent, luminous, and wholly severed
From this tempestuous age, these restless times,
Their joys and griefs, their aims and their endeavours.
"Elysium Of Shades" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
To help me sorrows great to bear,
Or in my love's Elysium share;
I shall not note the season's change,
And trouble will be ever strange,
If brightly still love's flame doth shine,
I need thee, love, yes, all the time.
"When, Love, I Need Thee Most" by Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard

In news:

Art inspired by Hollywood was the theme of the Gallery for the People Summer 2012 Preview benefitting Art of Elysium.
(International sales: Elysium Films, New York.
' Elysium ' lands August 2013, 'RoboCop' to 2014.
Rachel Bilson arrives at the 2012 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles.
Luna in talks to join ' Elysium '.
Diego Luna is in talks to join the cast of Neil Blomkamp's " Elysium " which is Sony and MRC co-production.
Elysium Fields Readies for Florida Derby.
Elysium Fields, runner-up in last month's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr II), worked March 12 at Gulfstream Park in preparation for the Florida Derby.
Pet Shop Boys have released their new album Elysium, a gorgeous collection of a dozen songs which display a warm, deep electronic sound.
Album 'Elysium' set for release on September 11th.
Veteran synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys will release their 11th studio album, Elysium, on September 11th on Astralwerks.
Matt Damon stars in Elysium, and the cast of Superman, and The Company You Keep will be arriving soon.
Matt Damon is in Vancouver filming Elysium.
Chef Ryan McCaskey's minimalist Elysium amidst the weeds of a less-traveled part of town.
Palancar Aureum Chaos Elysium Planitia.
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In science:

This crater has been formed by the impact and explosion of a meteorite on the North of Elysium Planitia.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
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