Meaning of CELESTIAL in English


I. sə-ˈles-chəl, -ˈlesh-, -ˈles-tē-əl adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin caelestis celestial, from caelum sky

Date: 14th century

1. : of, relating to, or suggesting heaven or divinity

celestial beings

2. : of or relating to the sky or visible heavens

the sun, moon, and stars are celestial bodies


a. : ethereal , otherworldly

celestial music

b. : Olympian , supreme

4. capitalized

[ Celestial Empire, old name for China]

: of or relating to China or the Chinese

• ce·les·tial·ly -chə-lē, -tē-ə-lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1573

1. : a heavenly or mythical being

2. capitalized : Chinese 1a

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