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Celestial definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CELESTIAL, a.
1. Heavenly; belonging or relating to heaven; dwelling in heaven; as celestial spirits; celestial joys. Hence the word conveys the idea of superior excellence, delight, purity, etc.
2. Belonging to the upper regions, or visible heaven; as celestial signs; the celestial globe.
3. Descending from heaven; as a suit of celestial armor.
CELESTIAL, n. An inhabitant of heaven.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin caelestis celestial, from caelum sky Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or suggesting heaven or divinity <celestial beings> 2. of or relating to the sky or visible heavens <the sun, moon, and stars are celestial bodies> 3. a. ethereal, otherworldly <celestial music> b. Olympian, supreme 4. capitalized [Celestial Empire, old name for China] of or relating to China or the Chinese celestially adverb II. noun Date: 1573 1. a heavenly or mythical being 2. capitalized Chinese 1a

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 heavenly; divinely good or beautiful; sublime. 2 a of the sky; of the part of the sky commonly observed in astronomy etc. b of heavenly bodies. Phrases and idioms: celestial equator the great circle of the sky in the plane perpendicular to the earth's axis. celestial horizon see HORIZON 1c. celestial navigation navigation by the stars etc. Derivatives: celestially adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. med.L caelestialis f. L caelestis: see CELESTE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Celestial Ce*les"tial, a. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Chinese, or Celestial, Empire, of the Chinese people.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Celestial Ce*les"tial, n. A Chinaman; a Chinese. [Colloq.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Celestial 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,'' --Milton. 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. Williams.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Celestial Ce*les"tial, n. 1. An inhabitant of heaven. --Pope. 2. A native of China.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Celestial is used to describe things relating to heaven or to the sky. (LITERARY) Gravity governs the motions of celestial bodies. ADJ

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

se-les'-chal (epouranios, "above the sky," "heavenly"): Peculiar to Paul's majestic argument on the resurrection: celestial verses terrestrial bodies (1Co 15:40) with reference possibly to sun and moon, etc., but more probably to the bodies of angels in distinction from those of beasts and mortal men (compare Christ's words, Mt 22:30; Lu 20:36); including also doubtless in the apostle's thought the resurrection-body of Jesus and of the saints already taken-into glory. Light is thrown on its meaning by the rendering of the same Greek original as "heavenly places" (Eph 1:3,20; 2:6; 3:10); "heavenly" (1Co 15:48). Hence, "celestial" as used by Paul indicates the soul's continued life beyond the grave, the spiritual body of the redeemed in heaven, who, in Christ, have put on immortality.

Dwight M. Pratt

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Of or in the firmament, of or in the visible heavens, empyrean, empyreal. 2. Heavenly, supernal, angelic, seraphic, god-like, divine.

Moby Thesaurus

Elysian, Olympian, astral, astronomical, beatific, blessed, divine, elysian, empyreal, empyrean, ethereal, godly, heavenly, immortal, otherworldly, paradisaic, spiritual, sublime, supernal, supernatural, transcendental, transmundane, unearthly




 


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