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?"
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heavenly body

n (Astron) → corpo celeste
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All the marvelous conclusions they have reached about the distances, weights, movements, and deflections of the heavenly bodies are only founded on the apparent motions of the heavenly bodies about a stationary earth, on that very motion I see before me now, which has been so for millions of men during long ages, and was and will be always alike, and can always be trusted.
I think I can still hear this learned and devout man--for his soul was filled with devotion to the dread Being that could hold a universe in subjection to His will--dwelling with delight on all the discoveries among the heavenly bodies, that the recent improvements in science and mechanics have enabled the astronomers to make.
There being no sun nor other heavenly bodies, it is impossible for us to determine the North in the usual way; but we have a method of our own.
Thus, then, advancing from atom to molecule, from molecule to nebulous mass, from that to principal star, from star to sun, from sun to planet, and hence to satellite, we have the whole series of transformations undergone by the heavenly bodies during the first days of the world.
Its productions and features may be without example, as the phenomena of the heavenly bodies undoubtedly are in those undiscovered solitudes.
"But how," persisted Perry, "could you travel to strange country without heavenly bodies or a compass to guide you?"
And as the undefinable essence of the force moving the heavenly bodies, the undefinable essence of the forces of heat and electricity, or of chemical affinity, or of the vital force, forms the content of astronomy, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, and so on, just in the same way does the force of free will form the content of history.
They have likewise discovered two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars; whereof the innermost is distant from the centre of the primary planet exactly three of his diameters, and the outermost, five; the former revolves in the space of ten hours, and the latter in twenty-one and a half; so that the squares of their periodical times are very near in the same proportion with the cubes of their distance from the centre of Mars; which evidently shows them to be governed by the same law of gravitation that influences the other heavenly bodies.
Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times; and which have much veneration, but no rest.
Sometimes, when the heavenly bodies are in just the right conjunction, nature seems to be the most perfect art.
The heavenly bodies is philosophy, and the earthly bodies is philosophy.
To it the space between the heavenly bodies is not greater than the distance between the homes of our friends in town is for us, even if they live a short way from each other; such an electric shock in the heart, however, costs us the use of the body here below; unless, like the watchman of East Street, we happen to have on the Shoes of Fortune.