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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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It interested me much to learn that by the public spirit of some of the inhabitants a railroad has recently been established between this populous and flourishing town and the Celestial City.
A thing of stone beside Lake Kouen-ming Has for a thousand autumns borne the name Of the Celestial Weaver.
But that "other world" is well concealed from man, that dehumanised, inhuman world, which is a celestial naught; and the bowels of existence do not speak unto man, except as man.
IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY
It mattered little for his object, whether celestial or from what other region.
What appears to you to emanate from a celestial source, seems to me to proceed from one far less pure.
Maybe I understood because I saw her in that early hour of the morning when even the stony Memnon sings, in that mystical light of the young day when divine exiled things, condemned to rough bondage through the noon, are for a short magical hour their own celestial selves, their unearthly glory as yet unhidden by any earthly disguise.
So much the rather thou Celestial light Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate, there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
In an apartment of the great temple of Denderah, some fifty years ago, there was discovered upon the granite ceiling a sculptured and painted planisphere, abounding in centaurs, griffins, and dolphins, similar to the grotesque figures on the celestial globe of the moderns.
It may be rendered into English thus: "May your celestial majesty outlive the sun, eleven moons and a half
Oh, she may be, as Longfellow says, `a fair maiden clothed with celestial grace'--but she'll be a stranger to me.
Human creatures who had left the terrestrial sphere, and returned after this strange voyage into celestial space, could not fail to be received as the prophet Elias would be if he came back to earth.