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astral

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adjective as·tral \ˈas-trəl\

Simple Definition of astral

  • : of or relating to the stars

  • : involving a person's spirit rather than the body

Full Definition of astral

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or coming from the stars <astral influences> <unusual astral occurrences>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster

  3. 3 :  of or consisting of a supersensible substance held in theosophy to be next above the tangible world in refinement

  4. 4 a :  visionary b :  elevated in station or position :  exalted

as·tral·lyplay \-trə-lē\ adverb

Examples of astral

  1. <gave the astronomy students the assignment of charting astral movement for the next month>

  2. <after his film became an unexpected blockbuster, the director was suddenly welcome in the most astral circles of Hollywood society>



Origin of astral

Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron


First Known Use: 1605

Rhymes with astral


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astral

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adjective as·tral \ˈas-trəl\

Medical Definition of astral

  1. :  of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster






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