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CELESTIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does celestial mean? 

CELESTIAL (adjective)
  The adjective CELESTIAL has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to the sky
2. relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven
3. of heaven or the spirit

  Familiarity information: CELESTIAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CELESTIAL (adjective)


Sense 1celestial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the sky

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

celestial; heavenly

Context examples:

celestial map / a heavenly body

Pertainym:

sky (the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth)


Sense 2celestial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

heavenly; celestial

Context examples:

celestial beings / heavenly hosts

Pertainym:

Heaven (the abode of God and the angels)


Sense 3celestial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of heaven or the spirit

Synonyms:

supernal; celestial; ethereal

Context examples:

celestial peace / ethereal melodies / the supernal happiness of a quiet death

Similar:

heavenly (of or belonging to heaven or god)


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