- cælestial (archaic), cælestiall (obsolete), celestiall (obsolete), cœlestial (archaic, nonstandard)
- Celestial (native of China)
The senses related to East Asia come from Celestial Empire, a formerly used name for China.
celestial (not comparable)
- Synonym of : of or related to Heaven and the divine.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act I, scene ii:
- Thus ſhall my heart be ſtil combinde with thine,
Untill our bodies turne to Elements:
And both our ſoules aſpire celeſtiall thrones.
- 1634 October 9 (first performance), [John Milton], H[enry] Lawes, editor, A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634: […] [Comus], London: […] [Augustine Matthews] for Hvmphrey Robinson, […], published 1637, OCLC 228715864; reprinted as Comus: […] (Dodd, Mead & Company’s Facsimile Reprints of Rare Books; Literature Series; no. I), New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903, OCLC 1113942837:
- But far above, in spangled sheen,
Celestial Cupid her famed son advanced
- Relating to the sky or outer space, regarded as the realm of the sun, moon, planets, and stars.
- (Mormonism) Of or pertaining to the highest degree of glory.
- 1974 February, “A Sure Trumpet Sound: Quotations from President Lee”, in Ensign, page 77:
- We are now living and obeying celestial laws that will make us candidates for celestial glory.
- 1997 November, Richard J. Maynes, “A Celestial Connection to Your Teenage Years”, in Ensign, page 30:
- How will you make it through your teenage years spiritually prepared for your celestial future? How will you connect your celestial goals with your everyday life?
celestial (plural celestials)
- An inhabitant of heaven.
- 1913, Horace Coffin Stanton, Telepathy of the Celestial World, page x:
- For the celestials communicate by the psychic dispatch. Scriptures prove that.
- (obsolete, sometimes capitalized) A native of China.
- 1897, Joseph Llewelyn Thomas, “The North Pacific”, in Journeys Among the Gentle Japs in the Summer of 1895, page 23:
- Three celestials died during the voyage, and, in accordance with the contract, their remains were embalmed and carried on to China.
- (obsolete, slang) by extension, an East Asian person.
- “celestial” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “celestial”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.
- Kingdoms of Glory on LDS.org.
celestial m or f (plural celestiais)
celestial m or f (plural celestials)
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /se.les.t͡ʃi.ˈaw/, /se.leʃ.t͡ʃi.ˈaw/, /se.les.ˈt͡ʃjaw/, /se.leʃ.ˈt͡ʃjaw/
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨlɨʃˈtjaɫ/
- IPA(key): (Spain) /θelesˈtjal/, [θe.lesˈt̪jal]
- IPA(key): (Latin America) /selesˈtjal/, [se.lesˈt̪jal]
celestial (plural celestiales)