Pronunciation: (i-lizh'ē-um, i-lē'zhē-, i-liz'-, i-lē'zē-, i-lizh'um), [key]
1. Also called Ely'sian Fields'. Class. Myth.the abode of the blessed after death.
2. any similarly conceived abode or state of the dead.
3. any place or state of perfect happiness; paradise.
4. an area in the northern hemisphere of Mars, appearing as a light region when viewed telescopically from the earth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.