Definition of "celestial" []

  • Of or relating to the sky or the heavens: Planets are celestial bodies. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to heaven; divine: celestial beings. (adjective)
  • Supremely good; sublime: celestial happiness. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Chinese people or to the former Chinese Empire. (adjective)
  • A heavenly being; a god or angel. (noun)
  • Heavenly; divine; spiritual (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to the sky (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "celestial" in a sentence
  • "This is only the latest twist in the government's attempts to convict Mr. Jeffs on charges related to his leadership of a several-thousand member sect in which he arranges plural marriages and joins young girls and much-older men in what he calls "celestial marriages.""
  • "Optatianus Porphyrius mentions more than once the monogram of Christ, which he calls the celestial sign, in the panegyric of Constantine which he wrote in Latin verse, but not"
  • "That is what we call the celestial nose, because it is always pointing skyward and serves as a perpetual interrogation point."