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səˈlɛs tʃəlce·les·tial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. celestial, heavenlyadjective

    of or relating to the sky

    "celestial map"; "a heavenly body"

  2. celestial, heavenlyadjective

    relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

    "celestial beings"; "heavenly hosts"

  3. celestial, ethereal, supernaladjective

    of heaven or the spirit

    "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CELESTIALadjective

    Etymology: celestis, Lat.

    There stay, until the twelve celestial signs
    Have brought about their annual reckoning. William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour Lost.

    The ancients commonly applied celestial descriptions of other climes to their own. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 12.

    Play that sad note
    I nam’d my knell; whilst I sit meditating
    On that celestial harmony I go to. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Canst thou pretend desire, whom zeal inflam’d
    To worship, and a pow’r celestial nam’d? Dryden.

    Telemachus, his bloomy face
    Glowing celestial sweet, with godlike grace. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

  2. Celestialnoun

    An inhabitant of heaven.

    Etymology: from the adj.

    Thus affable and mild, the prince precedes,
    And to the dome th’ unknown celestial leads. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celestialadjective

    belonging to the aerial regions, or visible heavens

  2. Celestialadjective

    of or pertaining to the spiritual heaven; heavenly; divine

  3. Celestialnoun

    an inhabitant of heaven

  4. Celestialnoun

    a native of China

  5. Etymology: [OF. celestial, celestied, fr. L. caelestic, fr. caelum heaved. See Cell.]


  1. Celestial

    Celestial is the third studio album by Mexican pop group RBD. The album has sold one million copies worldwide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Celestial

    sel-est′yal, adj. heavenly: dwelling in heaven: in the visible heavens.—n. an inhabitant of heaven.—adv. Celest′ially.—The Celestial Empire, a name for China. [Through Fr. from L. cœlestiscœlum, heaven.]

Editors Contribution

  1. celestial

    Of or relating to the sky.

    They say angels are celestial beings that are heaven sent.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celestial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celestial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of celestial in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    A hidden spark of the dream sleeps in the forest and waits in the celestial spheres of the brain.

  2. Thomas Paine:

    What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly... it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.

  3. Ryon Stewart:

    This is an exciting opportunity for the public to design a component that could one day end up on another celestial body, nASA recognizes that good ideas can come from anywhere and that prize competitions are a great way to engage the public's interest and ingenuity and make space exploration possible for everyone.

  4. Cicero:

    Whatever that be which thinks, understands, wills, and acts. it is something celestial and divine.

  5. George Washington:

    Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    • A. profound
    • B. transparent
    • C. abrupt
    • D. cosmopolitan

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