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
astrallyplay \-trə-lē\ adverb
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 of astral from the Web
The old Volkswagen Kombi is covered in colors and symbols that span ages, continents and astral planes: a sphinx, an eagle, stars and moons, writhing flames and wiggling waves, the Aquarius zodiac sign and the 10 incarnations of Vishnu.
The zodiac’s astral Ariel, Cancer energy asks us to get touchy feely with the pinky peach softness that’s hidden inside our seashells, and to fall in love again with all of the dreams that light us up from the inside out.
Now James L. Dolan, the Knicks’ owner and a man who appears to adore making bonfires from his own money, has freed Jackson to take what remains of a $60 million contract and voyage to another astral plane or to Southern California, or to both.
Column B would be urban fantasy, as the villains are powerful demons from another astral plane and there are other species (hobgoblins, etc.) in play as well.
Although separated by the war, the two artists seem to have been working on the same astral plane.
That area of study that was soon co-opted by MKUltra, a notoriously shady government program that experimented with mind control, astral projection and telekinesis.
But unknown to the plane’s denizens, there’s a sinister reason for Zendikar’s danger: for millennia, the plane has served as a prison for the Eldrazi, astral monstrosities native to the Blind Eternities.
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Origin and Etymology of astral
Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron
First Known Use: 1605See Words from the same year
ASTRAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of astral for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the stars
: involving a person's spirit rather than the body
Medical Definition of astral
: of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster
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