Adjective "celestial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.
  1. 'Clearly the Maya were astute astronomers capable of predicting celestial events and keeping records of solar eclipses and other events.'
  2. 'For it is the duty of an astronomer to record celestial motions through careful observation.'
  3. 'Fundamentally, a satellite in orbit moves in an elliptical path created by the gravitational force of a celestial body such as a planet.'
  4. 'In the case of an object orbiting a planet or other celestial body, where the mass of the object is much less than the mass of the planet, the object will fall towards the planet.'
  5. 'For six hours, Venus casts its shadow across the solar surface in a celestial display that has astronomers in a tizzy.'
  6. 'In the coming months, astronomy enthusiasts are in for a string of rare celestial events involving the heavenly bodies in the solar system.'
  7. 'Last night the blood orange moon hung low in the sky, as if some celestial giant had impressed his dirty thumbprint into the heavens themselves.'
  8. 'This complementary data is also helping astronomers identify the celestial object that is releasing the gamma rays and allow it to be more fully analysed.'
  9. 'Galileo took the position that all celestial phenomena should be interpreted in terms of terrestrial analogies, against Aristotle's basic postulate of essential differences.'
  10. 'She contributed to her father's texts on mathematics and astronomy, often compiling tables of the position of celestial bodies.'
  11. 'the celestial city'
  12. 'So he is not, like Frankenstein, defying the gods but reaching out for a taste of the celestial heaven and therefore deserving to be honored as the best among men.'
  13. 'Bunyan sought to keep Christian on the narrow path to the celestial city.'
  14. 'They look towards the great republic as if it were a celestial city, a fortress and arsenal of the cause.'
  15. 'Christine in turn believes the Phantom to be the stern ‘Angel of Music’ who became her celestial guardian after the death of her father.'
  16. 'At the same time, Rahu is made immortal by his having tasted the celestial drink, Soma.'
  17. 'The only other painting in the room is Tinteretto's giant picture of paradise, a celestial human traffic jam.'
  18. 'At the same time, Buddhas have the power to manifest themselves in a sublime celestial form in splendid paradises.'
  19. 'It was about a celestial vehicle used by heavenly beings.'
  20. 'Now here is what is interesting, the worshippers of Mithras strongly believed in a celestial heaven and an infernal hell.'
  21. 'One picture in that book, of a joyous naked child arching through the sky in front of a celestial city, remains my earliest image of heaven.'
  22. 'Rosand's soaring arc of sound and pristine, classical phrasing made the celestial beauty of this heavenly music soar.'
  23. 'He just watched her, like a statue of celestial beauty, while he licked his lips and the snow fell and collected in his hair.'
  24. 'The Persian's celestial beauty must be maintained with the earthly toil of combing and brushing on an almost daily basis.'
  25. 'Even the elaborate stone statues, basins, murals, tapestries, and miscellaneous decorations seemed to exhibit a celestial beauty.'
  26. 'However, it is the gateway to the Tienshan - Heavenly - Mountains and its appropriately celestial scenery at Tianche, Heaven Lake.'
  27. 'The Lady had indeed a celestial beauty, but also carried a strong, fierce independence that also made her beautiful.'


1. pertaining to the sky or visible heaven, or to the universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere, as in celestial body.

2. pertaining to the spiritual or invisible heaven; heavenly; divine: celestial bliss.

3. of or relating to celestial navigation: a celestial fix.

4. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the former Chinese Empire or the Chinese people. noun

5. an inhabitant of heaven.

6. (initial capital letter) a citizen of the Celestial Empire.

More examples(as adjective)

"objects can be celestial."

"targets can be celestial."

"seasonings can be celestial."

"kingdoms can be celestial."

"cities can be celestial."

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Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin caelestialis, from Latin caelestis, from caelum ‘heaven’.