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

Other Words from astral

astrally \ ˈa-​strə-​lē How to pronounce astral (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 That’s the scene that precedes the one with the astral projection. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 Nov. 2021 This is the kind of music to soundtrack a late-night solo swim in a lukewarm pool, a journey through the darkest recesses of the universe, or perhaps a trip to the astral plane. Katie Bain, Billboard, 22 Oct. 2021 The post-credit scenes showed us Scarlet Witch in astral form reading and teaching herself Darkhold magic. Maren Estrada, BGR, 25 Jan. 2021 Wanda and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) can only send their astral projections to other realities. Chris Smith, BGR, 12 Oct. 2021 Chavez can travel freely between realities, while Wanda can only astral project to different timelines. Chris Smith, BGR, 1 Oct. 2021 Or with astral projection, the more spiritual concept of intentionally creating an out-of-body experience. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 Or with astral projection, the more spiritual concept of intentionally creating an out-of-body experience. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 Or with astral projection, the more spiritual concept of intentionally creating an out-of-body experience. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021

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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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28 Nov 2021

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“Astral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astral. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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astral

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of astral

: 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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