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celestial

[ suh-les-chuhl ]
/ səˈlɛs tʃəl /
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adjective
pertaining to the sky or visible heaven, or to the universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere, as in celestial body.
pertaining to the spiritual or invisible heaven; heavenly; divine: celestial bliss.
of or relating to celestial navigation: a celestial fix.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the former Chinese Empire or the Chinese people.
noun
an inhabitant of heaven.
(initial capital letter) a citizen of the Celestial Empire.
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Origin of celestial

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin cēlestiālis, equivalent to Latin caelesti(s) heavenly (cael(um) heaven, sky + -estis adj. suffix) + -ālis-al1

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British Dictionary definitions for celestial

celestial
/ (sɪˈlɛstɪəl) /

adjective
heavenly; divine; spiritualcelestial peace
of or relating to the skycelestial bodies

Derived forms of celestial

celestially, adverb

Word Origin for celestial

C14: from Medieval Latin cēlestiālis, from Latin caelestis, from caelum heaven
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Scientific definitions for celestial

celestial
[ sə-lĕschəl ]

Relating to the sky or the heavens. Stars and planets are celestial bodies.
Relating to the celestial sphere or to any of the coordinate systems by which the position of an object, such as a star or planet, is represented on it.
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