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adjective ce·les·tial \sə-ˈles-chəl, -ˈlesh-, -ˈles-tē-əl\

: of or relating the sky

: of or relating to heaven

Full Definition of CELESTIAL

1
:  of, relating to, or suggesting heaven or divinity <celestial beings>
2
:  of or relating to the sky or visible heavens <the sun, moon, and stars are celestial bodies>
3
a :  ethereal, otherworldly <celestial music>
b :  olympian, supreme
4
capitalized [Celestial Empire, old name for China] :  of or relating to China or the Chinese
ce·les·tial·ly \-chə-lē, -tē-ə-lē\ adverb
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Examples of CELESTIAL

  1. stars, planets, asteroids, and other celestial bodies
  2. The late afternoon sunlight gave the room a celestial glow.

Origin of CELESTIAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin caelestis celestial, from caelum sky
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Astronomy Terms

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

2celestial

noun

Definition of CELESTIAL

1
:  a heavenly or mythical being
2
capitalized :  chinese 1a

First Known Use of CELESTIAL

1573
CELESTIALLY Defined for Kids

celestial

adjective ce·les·tial \sə-ˈles-chəl\

Definition of CELESTIAL for Kids

1
:  of, relating to, or suggesting heaven
2
:  of or relating to the sky <a celestial chart>

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