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heav·en·ly

 (hĕv′ən-lē)
adj.
1. Sublime; delightful; enchanting.
2. Relating to the firmament; celestial: the sun and other heavenly bodies.
3. Relating to the abode of God; divine.

heav′en·li·ness n.

heavenly

(ˈhɛvənlɪ)
adj
1. informal alluring, wonderful, or sublime
2. (Astronomy) of or occurring in space: a heavenly body.
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) divine; holy
ˈheavenliness n

heav•en•ly

(ˈhɛv ən li)

adj.
1. of or in the heavens: the heavenly bodies.
2. of or pertaining to the heaven of God, the angels, etc.
3. resembling or befitting heaven; blissful; sublime; delightful.
4. divine or celestial: heavenly peace.
[before 1000]
heav′en•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heavenly - relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven; "celestial beings"; "heavenly hosts"
2.heavenly - of or relating to the sky; "celestial map"; "a heavenly body"
3.heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god
supernal - being or coming from on high; "interpret the plague as a visitation from heaven, a supernal punishment for the sins of men"
immortal - not subject to death
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"

heavenly

adjective
1. celestial, holy, divine, blessed, blest, immortal, supernatural, angelic, extraterrestrial, superhuman, godlike, beatific, cherubic, seraphic, supernal (literary), empyrean (poetic), paradisaical heavenly beings whose function it is to serve God
celestial worldly, human, earthly, secular
2. (Informal) wonderful, lovely, delightful, beautiful, entrancing, divine (informal), glorious, exquisite, sublime, alluring, blissful, ravishing, rapturous The idea of spending two weeks with him seems heavenly.
wonderful bad, terrible, awful, depressing, appalling, dull, horrible, grim, dreadful, miserable, unpleasant, gloomy, rotten (informal), dire, dreary, vile, lousy (slang), horrid, abysmal, frightful, disagreeable, abominable, hellacious (U.S. slang)

heavenly

adjective
1. Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
2. Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste:
Slang: yummy.
3. Of or relating to the heavens:
5. Of, from, like, or being a god or God:
Translations
جَميل، رائِعسَماوي، من السَّماء
božskýnebeský
himmelsk
taivaallinen
égifenségesmennyei
himneskuryndislegur
çok güzelgöğe aitharikulâdekutsaltanrısal

heavenly

[ˈhevnlɪ]
A. ADJ
1. (Rel) → celestial
Heavenly FatherPadre m celestial
2. (= lovely) → divino
B. CPD heavenly body N (Astron) → cuerpo m celeste

heavenly

[ˈhɛvənli] adj
(= divine) → divin(e)
(= lovely) → merveilleux/euseheavenly body ncorps m célesteheaven-sent heaven sent [ˌhɛvənˈsɛnt] adj [opportunity] → providentiel(le)

heavenly

adj
himmlisch, Himmels-; heavenly bodyHimmelskörper m; heavenly hosthimmlische Heerscharen pl; heavenly peacehimmlischer Frieden
(inf: = delightful) → himmlisch, traumhaft

heavenly

[ˈhɛvnlɪ] adj (Rel) → celeste, divino/a (fam) (delightful) → divino/a
heavenly kingdom → regno dei cieli

heaven

(ˈhevn) noun
1. in some religions, the place where God or the gods live, and where good people go when they die.
2. the sky. He raised his eyes to heaven / the heavens.
3. (something which brings) great happiness. `This is heaven', she said, lying on the beach in the sun.
ˈheavenly adverb
1. very pleasant; beautiful. What a heavenly colour!
2. of or from heaven.
ˈheavenliness noun
ˈheavens (also good heavens) () interjection
an expression of surprise, dismay etc. Heavens! I forgot to buy your birthday present.
heavenly bodies
the sun, moon, planets, stars.
ˌheaven-ˈsent adjective
very lucky or convenient. a heaven-sent opportunity.
for heaven's sake
an expression used to show anger, surprise etc. For heaven's sake, stop making that noise!
heaven knows
1. I don't know. Heaven knows what he's trying to do.
2. certainly. Heaven knows I've tried to help.
thank heavens
an expression used to show that a person is glad something has (not) happened. Thank heavens he isn't coming!; Thank heavens for that!
References in classic literature ?
My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning and may be many, but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that of your earthly one.
The basement kitchen seemed heavenly safe and warm in those days-- like a tight little boat in a winter sea.
During this display of emotions so natural in their situation, Hawkeye, whose vigilant distrust had satisfied itself that the Hurons, who disfigured the heavenly scene, no longer possessed the power to interrupt its harmony, approached David, and liberated him from the bonds he had, until that moment, endured with the most exemplary patience.
Music in which a strain of the heavenly choristers was echoed
And my child must seek a heavenly father; she shall never know an earthly one
and she stood there with a plate in her hand, beaming at our companion, who looked from one of us to the other with placid heavenly eyes that contained nothing to check us.
He drooped and fell away from himself for a moment; then lifting his face to them again, showed a deep joy in his eyes, as he cried out with a heavenly enthusiasm, -- but oh
And so, through all the thick mists of the dim doubts in my mind, divine intuitions now and then shoot, enkindling my fog with a heavenly ray.
the ear that has never heard anything but abuse is strangely incredulous of anything so heavenly as kindness; and Topsy only thought Eva's speech something funny and inexplicable,--she did not believe it.
The leak had befallen again now, and these children would have prayed, and processioned, and tolled their bells for heavenly succor till they all dried up and blew away, and no innocent of them all would ever have thought to drop a fish-line into the well or go down in it and find out what was really the matter.
During as much as two minutes there was a most unnatural and heavenly quiet and repose, then Buffalo Bill came thundering up to the door in all his scout finery, flung himself out of the saddle, said to his horse, "Wait for me, Boy," and stepped in, and stopped dead in his tracks - gazing at the child.
Down there they talk of the heavenly King - and that is right - but then they go right on speaking as if this was a republic and everybody was on a dead level with everybody else, and privileged to fling his arms around anybody he comes across, and be hail-fellow-well-met with all the elect, from the highest down.