heavenly body


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Noun1.heavenly body - natural objects visible in the skyheavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky  
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
minor planet, planetoid - any of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
planet - any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star
planetesimal - one of many small solid celestial bodies thought to have existed at an early stage in the development of the solar system
primary - (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it
quasar, quasi-stellar radio source - a starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; many have large red shifts
satellite - any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
star - any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
cosmos, macrocosm, universe, world, existence, creation - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
winkle, twinkle, scintillate - emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
Translations

heavenly body

n (Astron) → corpo celeste
References in classic literature ?
The moon being the heavenly body much the nearest to us, of course we see farther into its secrets than into those of any other planet.
If there's a screw loose in a heavenly body, that's philosophy; and if there's screw loose in a earthly body, that's philosophy too; or it may be that sometimes there's a little metaphysics in it, but that's not often.
I should keep well within the limit of that early excess now, and should not liken the creation of Shakespeare to the creation of any heavenly body bigger, say, than one of the nameless asteroids that revolve between Mars and Jupiter.
The "bit of womanhood" was our old acquaintance Bessy Cranage, otherwise Chad's Bess, whose large red cheeks and blowsy person had undergone an exaggeration of colour, which, if she had happened to be a heavenly body, would have made her sublime.
Diagram showing the Earth-sun-moon geometry of a total solar eclipse -- Photo credit NASA According to NASA, an eclipse takes place when one heavenly body such as a moon or planet moves into the shadow of another heavenly body.
The animated doodle features scientists leaping for joy as Juno revolves around the gaseous heavenly body, coupled with celebratory emoji in the cartoon.
The paper clarifies what it is for a heavenly body to possess a nature and argues that a body's nature cannot be a final cause unless the natural body possesses capacities that are exercised for the sake of its nature qua form.
Tiangong-1or Heavenly Body, China's space station module.
GALACTICA Galactica, my girl from outer space She landed from a starship To stay on earth for just awhile I could see that she was different When I saw her silver smile She said that she was from Minerva Just a few light years away But I knew from our vibrations That my love for her would stay Galactica, my girl from outer space Her lips were red, her hair was gold Her eyes were planet green She had the cutest heavenly body That I had ever seen There was just one thing I couldn't understand She had a cute robotic walk And her eyes used to flash into place Like a one armed bandit every time she talked.
The heavenly body, made up of ice, dust and small rock particles, put the City of Angels in the shade, with its classic tail captivating skygazers.
HEAVENLY BODY Kelly wowed onlookers in her bikini PLAYFUL Danny keeps abreast of the game with Kelly
2 : the gas surrounding a heavenly body (as a planet) <The atmosphere of Mars is made up mostly of carbon dioxide.