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sublunar Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective situated between the earth and the moon
    cislunar; sublunary.
  2. adjective satellite of this earth
    terrestrial; sublunary.
    • transcendental motives for sublunary actions
    • fleeting sublunary pleasures
    • the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball

Sub*lu"nar, Sub"lu*na*ry adjective (Also<
  • Sublunar
  • Sublunary
Pref. sub + lunar, or lunary: cf. F. sublunaire.
  1. Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.
    All things sublunary are subject to change. Dryden.
    All sublunary comforts imitate the changeableness, as well as feel the influence, of the planet they are under. South.

Webster 1913