adjective \ˈas-trəl\

: of or relating to the stars

: involving a person's spirit rather than the body

Full Definition of ASTRAL

:  of, relating to, or coming from the stars <astral influences> <unusual astral occurrences>
:  of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster
:  of or consisting of a supersensible substance held in theosophy to be next above the tangible world in refinement
a :  visionary
b :  elevated in station or position :  exalted
as·tral·ly \-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

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith

Rhymes with ASTRAL


adjective \ˈas-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASTRAL

: of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster


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