What does heavenly mean?

Definitions for heavenly
ˈhɛv ən liheav·en·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. celestial, heavenlyadjective

    relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

    "celestial beings"; "heavenly hosts"

  2. celestial, heavenlyadjective

    of or relating to the sky

    "celestial map"; "a heavenly body"

  3. heavenlyadjective

    of or belonging to heaven or god


  1. heavenlyadverb

    In a manner like that of heaven; by the influence or agency of heaven; divinely, miraculously.

  2. heavenlyadjective

    Of or pertaining to the heaven believed in by many religions; good, beautiful, glorious, pleasurable.

  3. heavenlyadjective

    Of or pertaining to the heavens or sky, regarded as the realm of the sun, moon, planets and stars.

    heavenly body

  4. heavenlyadjective

    Of or pertaining to the kingdom of God; divine.

  5. heavenlyadjective

    Generally amazing or lovely; sublime.

    Oh, please continue giving me a massage - it's absolutely heavenly.

  6. Etymology: From hevenly, heofonlich, from heofonlic, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Heavenlyadjective

    Etymology: from heaven.

    As the love of heaven makes one heavenly, the love of virtue virtuous, so doth the love of the world make one become worldly. Philip Sidney.

    Not Maro’s muse, who sung the mighty man;
    Nor Pindar’s heav’nly lyre, nor Quintus Horatius Flaccus when a swan. Dryd.

    Adoring first the genius of the place,
    Then earth, the mother of the heav’nly race. John Dryden, Æn.

  2. Heavenlyadverb

    In these deep solitudes and awful cells,
    Where heav’nly pensive contemplation dwells,
    And ever-musing melancholy reigns,
    What means this tumult in a vestal’s veins? Alexander Pope.

    Truth and peace and love shall ever shine
    About the supreme throne
    Of him, t’ whose happy-making sight alone,
    Our heav’nly guided soul shall climb. John Milton.


  1. heavenly

    Heavenly is an adjective that describes something as extremely beautiful, pleasing, or delightful, often with a connotation of being so wonderful it could be from the divine realm or paradise. It can also refer to things related to heaven or the sky.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heavenlyadjective

    pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting heaven; celestial; not earthly; as, heavenly regions; heavenly music

  2. Heavenlyadjective

    appropriate to heaven in character or happiness; perfect; pure; supremely blessed; as, a heavenly race; the heavenly, throng

  3. Heavenlyadverb

    in a manner resembling that of heaven

  4. Heavenlyadverb

    by the influence or agency of heaven

  5. Etymology: [AS. heofonic.]


  1. Heavenly

    Heavenly were a 1990s twee pop band, originally forming in Oxford, England in 1989. Amelia Fletcher, Mathew Fletcher, Peter Momtchiloff and Robert Pursey had all been members of Talulah Gosh, a key member of the C86 scene.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavenly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavenly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of heavenly in a Sentence

  1. William Cowper:

    Religion! what treasure untold resides in that heavenly word!

  2. Willie Jessop:

    I don't have to forfeit my town, I don't need to forfeit my relationship with my Heavenly Father, I just have to have some time to do a moral reset, a spiritual reset, a financial reset, a friendship reset.

  3. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Consequently, Sylvia Plath’s elevated position among literary figures has extolled her from the depths of depression to the heights of heavenly poetic bliss.”

  4. Ihor Zastavnyi:

    When a person wants to give everything and devote himself to something, as did the Heavenly Hundred, it can't be for nothing.

  5. Carl Polloi:

    Unlike those who pretend to be immaculate, fallen angels are usually more intriguing because their earthliness is heavenly.

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