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 Dictionary entry overview: What does celestial body mean? 

  The noun CELESTIAL BODY has 1 sense:

1. natural objects visible in the sky

  Familiarity information: CELESTIAL BODY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Natural objects visible in the sky

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


celestial body; heavenly body

Hypernyms ("celestial body" is a kind of...):

natural object (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)

Domain member category:

scintillate; twinkle; winkle (emit or reflect light in a flickering manner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "celestial body"):

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)

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)

Holonyms ("celestial body" is a part of...):

cosmos; creation; existence; macrocosm; universe; world (everything that exists anywhere)

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