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Meaning of CELESTIAL

Pronunciation:  su'leschul

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  1. [adj]  of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"
  2. [adj]  relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven; "celestial beings"; "heavenly hosts"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the sky; "celestial map"; "a heavenly body"

CELESTIAL is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: ethereal, heavenly, heavenly, supernal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ce*les"tial\, a. [OF. celestial, celestied, fr. L.
    caelestic, fr. caelum heaved. See {Cell}.]
    1. Belonging to the a["e]rial regions, or visible heavens.
       ``The twelve celestial signs.'' --Shak.
    2. Of or pertaining to the spiritual heaven; heavenly;
       divine. ``Celestial spirits.'' ``Celestial light,''
    {Celestial city}, heaven; the heavenly Jerusalem. --Bunyan.
    {Celestial empire}, China; -- so called from the Chinese
       words, tien chan, Heavenly Dynasty, as being the kingdom
       ruled over by the dynasty appointed by heaven. --S. W.
  2. \Ce*les"tial\, n.
    1. An inhabitant of heaven. --Pope.
    2. A native of China.
  3. \Ce*les"tial\, a.
    Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Chinese, or
    Celestial, Empire, of the Chinese people.
  4. \Ce*les"tial\, n.
    A Chinaman; a Chinese. [Colloq.]
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