Definition of celestial
1 : of, relating to, or suggesting heaven or divinity celestial beings
2 : of or relating to the sky or visible heavens the sun, moon, and stars are celestial bodies
4 capitalized [Celestial Empire, old name for China] : of or relating to China or the Chinese
celestiallyplay \-chə-lē, -tē-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of celestial in a Sentence
stars, planets, asteroids, and other celestial bodies
The late afternoon sunlight gave the room a celestial glow.
Recent Examples of celestial from the Web
But as important as securing symbols of that first foray to a celestial body may be, the fight is a small illustration of the potential exploitation to come.
Her skin looked even more radiant than usual, thanks to a celestial coating of liquid glitter on her lids and cheekbones.
Then maybe finally the little celestial object will earn itself a new name.
So don't forget to look up and catch the celestial scene that perhaps dazzled the beloved poet.
Her spirit in gold, gifted to the world, like some celestial force for an enduring good in all the madness.
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The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is a once in a lifetime celestial event, and a mind-blowing experience awaits those who witness it.
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Origin and Etymology of celestial
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin caelestis celestial, from caelum sky
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of celestial
1 : a heavenly or mythical being
2 capitalized : chinese 1a
First Known Use of celestial
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Definition of celestial for Students
1 : of, relating to, or suggesting heaven
2 : of or relating to the sky a celestial chart
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