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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)

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.

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."