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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astral  \As"tral\,  a. 
  1.  (Biol.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  an  aster;  as  astral  rays; 
  astral  sphere. 
 
  2.  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astral  \As"tral\,  a.  [L.  astralis  fr  astrum  star,  Gr  ?:  cf 
  F.  astral.  See  {Star}.] 
  Pertaining  to  coming  from  or  resembling,  the  stars;  starry; 
  starlike. 
 
  Shines  only  with  an  astral  luster.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  Some  astral  forms  I  must  invoke  by  prayer.  --Dryden. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astral 
  adj  :  being  or  relating  to  or  resembling  or  emanating  from  stars; 
  "an  astral  body";  "stellar  light"  [syn:  {stellar}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Astral 
 
    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) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ASTRAL 
  Alliance  fuer  Strategic  Token  Ring  Advancement  and  Leadership  (manufacturer) 
 
 




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