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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celestial  \Ce*les"tial\,  a. 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  characteristic  of  the  Chinese,  or 
  Celestial,  Empire,  of  the  Chinese  people. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celestial  \Ce*les"tial\,  n. 
  A  Chinaman;  a  Chinese.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celestial  \Ce*les"tial\,  a.  [OF.  celestial,  celestied  fr  L. 
  caelestic  fr  caelum  heaved.  See  {Cell}.] 
  1.  Belonging  to  the  a["e]rial  regions,  or  visible  heavens. 
  ``The  twelve  celestial  signs.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  spiritual  heaven;  heavenly; 
  divine.  ``Celestial  spirits.''  ``Celestial  light,'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  {Celestial  city},  heaven;  the  heavenly  Jerusalem.  --Bunyan. 
 
  {Celestial  empire},  China;  --  so  called  from  the  Chinese 
  words  tien  chan,  Heavenly  Dynasty,  as  being  the  kingdom 
  ruled  over  by  the  dynasty  appointed  by  heaven.  --S.  W. 
  Williams. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celestial  \Ce*les"tial\,  n. 
  1.  An  inhabitant  of  heaven.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  A  native  of  China. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  celestial 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  sky;  "celestial  map";  "a  heavenly 
  body"  [syn:  {heavenly}] 
  2:  relating  to  or  inhabiting  a  divine  heaven;  "celestial 
  beings";  "heavenly  hosts"  [syn:  {heavenly}] 
  3:  of  heaven  or  the  spirit;  "celestial  peace";  "ethereal 
  melodies";  "the  supernal  happiness  of  a  quiet  death"  [syn: 
  {ethereal},  {supernal}] 




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