- of, relating to, or connected with astronomy.
- extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous: It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory.
Origin of astronomical
Related Wordsenormous, tremendous, humongous, colossal, monumental, whopping, gigantic, considerable, vast, sizeable, huge, excessive, monstrous, immense, mammoth, massive, gargantuan, prodigious, astronomic, epic
Examples from the Web for astronomic
The astronomic relationship between the two is very evident.The Chinese Fairy Book
And he wished his faculties to work with astronomic punctuality.Robert Orange
John Oliver Hobbes
His great circles and spirals have a kind of astronomic completeness.Under the Maples
Emerson speaks of Swedenborg's faculties working with astronomic punctuality, and this would apply to Purcell's musical faculties.Purcell
John F. Runciman
Suffice it to quote a few “astronomic” figures in order to gauge the insuperable obstacles in the way of a reasonable Budget.The Russian Turmoil
Anton Ivanovich Denikin
- enormously large; immense
- of or relating to astronomy
Word Origin and History for astronomic
1550s, from astronomy + -ical. Popular meaning "immense, concerning very large figures" (as sizes and distances in astronomy) is attested from 1899. Astronomical unit (abbreviation A.U.) "mean distance from Earth to Sun," used as a unit of measure of distance in space, is from 1909. Related: Astronomically.