astral

adjective
as·tral | \ ˈas-trəl \

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 \-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

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This is the first step to astral projection, the ability to willfully manifest out-of-body experiences. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "How to Tap Into Your Own Psychic Abilities," 2 July 2018 And just when Kylo and Rey are getting close (albeit via astral projection), Uncle Luke busts in and ruins the mood. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "We've got a good feeling about this: It's time for 'Star Wars' to have a sex scene," 30 May 2018 But that's not all: Gemini is symbolized by the twins, and accordingly, there's a second important astral occurrence on Wednesday, June 13: At 5:53 p.m. (EST), Venus moves into your own sign. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What June's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 29 May 2018 Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Movie Minute: Will 'A Wrinkle in Time' dethrone 'Black Panther' at the box office?," 8 Mar. 2018 January 1 kicks off with a full moon in Cancer, activating the astral axis associated with home and work. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 19 Dec. 2017 Time of interest approximately 1 million years B.C. This is, in other words, a purportedly real record of some real intelligence service’s attempt to visit another world through astral projection while examining its distant past. Jacob Brogan, Slate Magazine, "Did the CIA really astrally project to Mars in 1984? We asked a psychic spy.," 20 Mar. 2017 Not only do their astral projections have an immediate effect on their environment, but also the other way round. Simon Abrams, The Hollywood Reporter, "2 Generations of Fans Debate 'The Last Jedi'," 19 Dec. 2017 Leos are ruled by the sun, the consistent, steady celestial body that vividly illuminates the astral plane. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What 2018's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 19 Dec. 2017

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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

: of or relating to the stars

: involving a person's spirit rather than the body

astral

adjective
as·tral | \ ˈas-trəl \

Medical Definition of astral 

: of or relating to a mitotic or meiotic aster

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