astral

[ as-truh l ]
/ ˈæs trəl /

adjective

pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.

Nearby words

  1. astraddle,
  2. astragal,
  3. astragalectomy,
  4. astragalus,
  5. astrakhan,
  6. astral body,
  7. astrally,
  8. astrangia,
  9. astraphobia,
  10. astray

Origin of astral

1595–1605; (< Middle French) < Late Latin astrālis, equivalent to Latin ast(rum) star (< Greek ástron) + -ālis -al1

Related formsas·tral·ly, adverbin·ter·as·tral, adjectivenon·as·tral, adjectivesub·as·tral, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for subastral

subastral

/ (sʌbˈæstrəl) /

adjective

a rare word for terrestrial

astral

/ (ˈæstrəl) /

adjective

relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the starsan astral body
biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
Derived Formsastrally, adverb

Word Origin for astral

C17: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron

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Word Origin and History for subastral

astral

adj.

"pertaining to the stars," c.1600, from Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum "star," from Greek astron (see astro-). Meaning "pertaining to supersensible substances" is from 1690s, popularized late 19c. in Theosophy.

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Medicine definitions for subastral

astral

[ ăstrəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.
Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.

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Science definitions for subastral

astral

[ ăstrəl ]

Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
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