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
b : elevated in station or position : exalted

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web For the uninitiated, your birth chart is a snapshot of where all the major planets and astral bodies were located when you were born, which (~allegedly~) gives you insight into your personality and life. Anna Borges, SELF, "13 Things to Do on Your Birthday Alone," 22 Oct. 2020 From their union twins were born and named after the astral deities: Alexander Helios (Sun) and Cleopatra Selene (Moon). Alamy/ Aci, National Geographic, "Egypt's last pharaoh was the 'love child' of Caesar and Cleopatra," 15 Oct. 2020 Stone was our Conrad, the master of the political novel, taking the thriller into the astral plane. TheWeek, "6 book recommendations from Tim Weiner," 5 Oct. 2020 Blackmore began her career as a parapsychologist, intent on finding evidence for astral projection and extrasensory perception. John Horgan, Scientific American, "How to Be a Mystical Skeptic," 15 Sep. 2020 The siblings are guided by three wise astral travelers (portrayed by Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling—wise indeed) on the adventure of a lifetime. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "15 Striking Films to Use As Color Palette Inspo for Your Next Design Project," 16 July 2020 After providing their date of birth, participants received a personality description that matched their astral theme. Sander Van Der Linden, Scientific American, "How Come Some People Believe in the Paranormal?," 1 Sep. 2015 There’s something perversely comforting about otherworldly figures departing this astral plane without warning. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Florian Schneider-Esleben, of Kraftwerk, Took Music to Uncharted Territory," 6 May 2020 The dramatic look is topped off with Ziggy's signature fiery-red hairdo and astral sphere forehead icon. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Mattel Unveils David Bowie-Inspired Barbie to Celebrate 'Space Oddity' 50th Anniversary: Exclusive," 11 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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The first known use of astral was in 1605

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3 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Astral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of astral

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


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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