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.
Origin of astral
1595–1605;Related formsas·tral·ly, adverbin·ter·as·tral, adjectivenon·as·tral, adjectivesub·as·tral, adjective
(< Middle French
) < Late Latin astrālis,
equivalent to Latin ast(rum
) star (< Greek ástron
) + -ālis -al1
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Derived Formsastrally, adverb
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
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
"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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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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Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
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