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celestial

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

Simple Definition of celestial

  • : of or relating the sky

  • : of or relating to heaven

Full Definition of celestial

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suggesting heaven or divinity <celestial beings>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the sky or visible heavens <the sun, moon, and stars are celestial bodies>

  3. 3 a :  ethereal, otherworldly <celestial music> b :  olympian, supreme

  4. 4 capitalized [Celestial Empire, old name for China] :  of or relating to China or the Chinese

ce·les·tial·ly play \-chə-lē, -tē-ə-lē\ adverb

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


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celestial

noun ce·les·tial

Definition of celestial

  1. 1 :  a heavenly or mythical being

  2. 2 capitalized :  chinese 1a



1573

First Known Use of celestial

1573



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