as·​tral ˈa-strəl How to pronounce astral (audio)
: of, relating to, or coming from the stars
astral influences
unusual astral occurrences
: of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster
: of or consisting of a supersensible substance held in theosophy to be next above the tangible world in refinement
: elevated in station or position : exalted
astrally adverb

Example Sentences

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 Lewis was born under a well-rounded balance of astral influences including a hardworking Taurus sun and an adventurous, passionate Sagittarius moon. Holiday Mathis, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2021 The film skirts the more ethereal aspects of this work, at least until the end when the good doctor embarks on what looks like a form of astral projection. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2023 Friendship isn’t the connection of two souls on an astral plane. Robin Abrahams,, 21 Oct. 2022 One of the astral moves to watch arrives on March 7, when Saturn enters Pisces. Narayana Montúfar,, 29 Dec. 2022 Doctor Strange is astral projecting himself into another universe, discussing plans to build a new multiversal Illuminati. Chris Smith, BGR, 21 Mar. 2022 The astral collision kicked up a massive amount of material into orbit, some of which eventually coalesced into the moon over several hundred million years. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 30 Dec. 2021 Grab your camera and throw the ultimate astral affair with these tips and gear recommendations. Sunset Magazine, 20 May 2022 While its moniker may not be catchy, scientists have revealed details about the astral body that are plenty enticing. Hunter Boyce, ajc, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of astral was in 1605

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Cite this Entry

“Astral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


as·​tral ˈas-trəl How to pronounce astral (audio)
: of or relating to the stars

Medical Definition


as·​tral ˈas-trəl How to pronounce astral (audio)
: of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster

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