Search Result for "astral":
1. being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars;
- Example: "an astral body"
- Example: "stellar light"
[syn: stellar, astral]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Astral \As"tral\, a. [L. astralis, fr. astrum star, Gr. ?: cf. F. astral. See Star.] 1. Pertaining to, coming from, or resembling, the stars; starry; starlike. [1913 Webster] Shines only with an astral luster. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Some astral forms I must invoke by prayer. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an aster; as, astral rays; astral sphere. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. (Theosophy) Consisting of, belonging to, or designating, a kind of supersensible substance alleged to be next above the tangible world in refinement; as, astral spirits; astral bodies of persons; astral current; the astral plane. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] Astral lamp, an Argand lamp so constructed that no shadow is cast upon the table by the flattened ring-shaped reservoir in which the oil is contained. Astral spirits, spirits formerly supposed to live in the heavenly bodies or the a["e]rial regions, and represented in the Middle Ages as fallen angels, spirits of the dead, or spirits originating in fire. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
astral adj 1: being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars; "an astral body"; "stellar light" [syn: stellar, astral]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
162 Moby Thesaurus words for "astral": Buddhic body, Cynthian, Masan, airy, anagalactic, apparition, appearance, asomatous, asteroidal, astral body, astral spirit, astrologic, astrologistic, astrologous, astronomic, astrophysical, banshee, bliss body, bodiless, causal body, celestial, circumplanetary, cislunar, control, daydreaming, daydreamy, decarnate, decarnated, departed spirit, design body, discarnate, disembodied, disembodied spirit, duppy, dybbuk, ectoplasmic, eidolon, empyreal, empyrean, equinoctial, ethereal, etheric, etheric body, extragalactic, extramundane, form, galactic, ghost, ghostish, ghostlike, ghostly, ghosty, grateful dead, guide, hant, haunt, heavenly, heliacal, highest, highest-ranking, idolum, immaterial, immateriality, impalpable, imponderable, incorporate, incorporeal, incorporeal being, incorporeity, insubstantial, intangible, intercosmic, interplanetary, intersidereal, interstellar, kamarupa, kamic body, larva, lemures, linga sharira, lunar, lunary, lunate, lunular, lunulate, manes, materialization, meteoric, meteoritic, mind body, nebular, nebulose, nebulous, nonmaterial, nonphysical, occult, oni, otherworldly, phantasm, phantasma, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, phantomic, phantomlike, planetal, planetarian, planetary, planetesimal, poltergeist, presence, psychic, revenant, semilunar, shade, shadow, shadowy, shape, shrouded spirit, sidereal, solar, soul body, specter, specterlike, spectral, spectral ghost, sphery, spirit, spiritual, spiritual body, spook, sprite, star-spangled, star-studded, starry, stellar, stellary, subtle body, supernatural, terrestrial, theophany, top-drawer, transmundane, unearthly, unembodied, unextended, unfleshly, unphysical, unsubstantial, unsubstantiality, unworldly, uranic, vision, visionary, vital body, walking dead man, wandering soul, wraith, wraithlike, wraithy, zodiacal, zombieV.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
ASTRAL Alliance fuer Strategic Token Ring Advancement and Leadership (manufacturer)The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
A programming language based on Pascal, never implemented. ["ASTRAL: A Structured and Unified Approach to Database Design and Manipulation", T. Amble et al, in Proc of the Database Architecture Conf, Venice, June 1979]. (2000-01-27)