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4 definitions found
 for celestial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Celestial \Ce*les"tial\, n.
     1. An inhabitant of heaven. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A native of China; a Chinaman; a Chinese. [Colloq.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Of or pertaining to the spiritual heaven; heavenly;
        divine. "Celestial spirits." "Celestial light," --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Chinese, or
        Celestial, Empire, of the Chinese people.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  celestial
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "celestial":
     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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