AskDefine | Define celestial

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary



From caelestis, from caelum "sky", "heaven".


  1. Relating to the heaven in a religious sense.
  2. Relating to the sky or space.


religious sense


relating to heaven (religious)
relating to sky

Extensive Definition

The term celestial refers to the sky and/or Heaven. An astronomical object is sometimes referred to as a celestial body or celestial object.
Other uses of the term celestial include:

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