AskDefine | Define astral

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astral adj : being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars; "an astral body"; "stellar light" [syn: stellar]

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English

Adjective

  1. Relating to or resembling the stars.
  2. (theosophy) Relating to a supposed supersensible substance taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals.

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Extensive Definition

Astral can refer to:
The word astronomy is a combination of the Greek for astral (astron) and the Greek suffix nomos, that is, the naming or order of the stars. The word astrology is a combination of the Greek for astral astron and the Greek suffix logos, that is, talking about the stars. Astral is also an adjective relating to stars or the realms one is said to perceive after death or during an out-of-body experience.
astral in French: Astral

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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