astral

adjective
as·​tral | \ ˈa-strəl How to pronounce astral (audio) \

Definition of astral

1 : of, relating to, or coming from the stars astral influences unusual astral occurrences
2 : of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster
3 : of or consisting of a supersensible substance held in theosophy to be next above the tangible world in refinement
4a : visionary
b : elevated in station or position : exalted

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Other Words from astral

astrally \ ˈa-​strə-​lē How to pronounce astrally (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms for astral

Synonyms

star, starry, stellar

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Examples of astral in a Sentence

gave the astronomy students the assignment of charting astral movement for the next month after his film became an unexpected blockbuster, the director was suddenly welcome in the most astral circles of Hollywood society

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In addition, his apparent enthusiasm for astrology and seeming fondness for such ideas as astral projection and the possibility of abduction by aliens also led his scientific peers to look at him askance. Martin Weil, BostonGlobe.com, "Kary Mullis, unconventional Nobel laureate who unlocked DNA research, 74," 12 Aug. 2019 In addition, his apparent enthusiasm for astrology and seeming fondness for such ideas as astral projection and the possibility of abduction by aliens also led his scientific peers to look at him askance. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Kary Mullis, unconventional Nobel laureate who unlocked DNA research, dies at 74," 12 Aug. 2019 This subatomic dance is what gives fluorescents their astral glow. Los Angeles Times, "Day-Glo masterpieces are fading. A conservator and her team are racing to save them," 5 Sep. 2019 At 15 years old: astral projection, out-of-body experiences, no drugs involved. Duff Mcdonald, WIRED, "The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume," 20 Aug. 2019 There weren’t many outlets for an astral-traveling future psychedelic painter to express himself in Chkalovsky. Duff Mcdonald, WIRED, "The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume," 20 Aug. 2019 But his religious curiosity later ran to yoga, New Age, numerology, astrology, the occult, astral projection and reincarnation. al, "The cult of Elvis lives on: Presley died 42 years ago," 16 Aug. 2019 Positioned along the exhibit’s nostalgic 1960s-style wooden paneling are genuine examples of astral Americana. Max Jungreis, BostonGlobe.com, "Draper Lab dusts off treasures of the Apollo era," 19 July 2019 The doll, created in collaboration with The David Bowie Archive, captures the rocker at the height of his gender-bending persona, complete with a mop of fiery red feathered hair, a metallic space suit and gold astral sphere makeup. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "Barbie gets a glam rock makeover as David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of astral

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for astral

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

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astral

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of astral

technical : of or relating to the stars
: involving a person's spirit rather than the body

astral

adjective
as·​tral | \ ˈas-trəl How to pronounce astral (audio) \

Medical Definition of astral

: of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster

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