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ce·les·tial

 (sə-lĕs′chəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the sky or physical universe as understood in astronomy: Planets are celestial bodies.
2. Of or relating to heaven; divine: celestial beings.
3. Supremely good; sublime: celestial happiness.
4. Celestial Of or relating to the Chinese people or to the former Chinese Empire.
n.
A heavenly being; a god or angel.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin celestiālis, from Latin caelestis, from caelum, sky.]

ce·les′tial·ly adv.

celestial

(sɪˈlɛstɪəl)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) heavenly; divine; spiritual: celestial peace.
2. (Astronomy) of or relating to the sky: celestial bodies.
[C14: from Medieval Latin cēlestiālis, from Latin caelestis, from caelum heaven]
ceˈlestially adv

ce•les•tial

(səˈlɛs tʃəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the sky or visible heaven: a celestial body.
2. pertaining to the spiritual or invisible heaven; heavenly; divine.
3. of or pertaining to celestial navigation.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the former Chinese Empire.
n.
5. an inhabitant of heaven.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cēlestiālis < Latin caelesti(s) heavenly, derivative of caelum heaven, sky]
ce•les′tial•ly, adv.

ce·les·tial

(sə-lĕs′chəl)
Relating to the sky or the heavens. Stars and planets are celestial bodies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.celestial - of or relating to the sky; "celestial map"; "a heavenly body"
2.celestial - relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven; "celestial beings"; "heavenly hosts"
3.celestial - of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god

celestial

adjective
1. astronomical, planetary, stellar, astral, extraterrestrial the clusters of celestial bodies in the ever-expanding universe

celestial

adjective
1. Of or relating to the heavens:
Translations
سَماوي
небесен
nebeský
guddommelighimmelsk
égimennyei
himin-
dangausdangiškas
debess-
göklere aitgöksel

celestial

[sɪˈlestɪəl] ADJ (lit, fig) → celestial

celestial

[sɪˈlɛstiəl] adjcéleste

celestial

adjhimmlisch; (Astron) → Himmels-

celestial

[sɪˈlɛstɪəl] adj (also) (fig) → celestiale, celeste

celestial

(səˈlestiəl) , ((American) səˈlestʃəl) adjective
of heaven or the skies. Stars are celestial bodies.
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Nothing delighted you more than to have me tie my piece bags on your backs for burdens, give you hats and sticks and rolls of paper, and let you travel through the house from the cellar, which was the City of Destruction, up, up, to the housetop, where you had all the lovely things you could collect to make a Celestial City.
But, always, the envious cloud strives to gather again across the streak of celestial azure.
It mattered little for his object, whether celestial or from what other region.
With reference to the Polar bear, it may possibly be urged by him who would fain go still deeper into this matter, that it is not the whiteness, separately regarded, which heightens the intolerable hideousness of that brute; for, analysed, that heightened hideousness, it might be said, only arises from the circumstance, that the irresponsible ferociousness of the creature stands invested in the fleece of celestial innocence and love; and hence, by bringing together two such opposite emotions in our minds, the Polar bear frightens us with so unnatural a contrast.
Other poets have warbled the praises of the soft eye of the antelope, and the lovely plumage of the bird that never alights; less celestial, I celebrate a tail.
The heavy eyelashes drooped softly on the pure cheek; the head was turned a little to one side, as if in natural steep, but there was diffused over every lineament of the face that high celestial expression, that mingling of rapture and repose, which showed it was no earthly or temporary sleep, but the long, sacred rest which "He giveth to his beloved.
In the one case a man lies dead-alive four genera- tions -- mummified in ignorance and sloth -- and that qualifies him to command live people, and take their weal and woe into his impotent hands; and in the other case, a man lies bedded with death and worms four generations, and that qualifies him for office in the celestial camp.
The bare little farmhouse was a fixed fact, but she had many a palace into which she now and then withdrew; palaces peopled with stirring and gallant figures belonging to the world of romance; palaces not without their heavenly apparitions too, breathing celestial counsel.
Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me--for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.
The little citizen, not to be outdone, declared her to be a celestial witness.
He then conveyed him and his sister into the veriest old well of a shivering best-parlour that ever was seen, where the maps upon the wall, and the celestial and terrestrial globes in the windows, were waxy with cold.
when I DID find the house, and DID dismount at the garden-gate, and drag those stony-hearted boots across the lawn to Dora sitting on a garden-seat under a lilac tree, what a spectacle she was, upon that beautiful morning, among the butterflies, in a white chip bonnet and a dress of celestial blue