Definitions for nebular

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nebular

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neb•u•laˈnɛb yə lə; -ˌli, -ˌlaɪ(n.)(pl.)-lae; -las.

  1. a cloud of interstellar gas and dust. (formerly) any distant celestial object that appears hazy or fuzzy.

    Category: Astronomy, Common Vocabulary

  2. Pathol. a faint opacity in the cornea. cloudiness in the urine.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of nebula:

1655–65; < L: a mist, vapor, cloud; akin to Gk nephélē cloud, G Nebel fog, haze


Princeton's WordNet

  1. nebular, nebulous(adj)

    of or relating to or resembling a nebula

    "the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system"

  2. cloudlike, nebular(adj)

    resembling a cloud


  1. nebular(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a nebula

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nebular(adj)

    of or pertaining to nebulae; of the nature of, or resembling, a nebula


Find a translation for the nebular definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these nebular definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"nebular." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for nebular?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for nebular: