astral

[as-truhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
2.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
3.
Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.

Origin:
1595–1605; (< Middle French) < Late Latin astrālis, equivalent to Latin ast(rum) star (< Greek ástron) + -ālis -al1

astrally, adverb
interastral, adjective
nonastral, adjective
subastral, adjective
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astral (ˈæstrəl)
 
adj
1.  relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars: an astral body
2.  biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
3.  theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
 
[C17: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron]
 
'astrally
 
adv

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astral
"pertaining to the stars," c.1600, from L.L. astralis, from L. astrum "star," from Gk. astron (see astro-).
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astral as·tral (ās'trəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.

  2. Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.

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astral   (ās'trəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
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Astral definition

language
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)

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Example sentences
Prints include a stairway to the catacombs, an escalator to the astral plane,
  and an array of illusory fringes.
Most of these were astral in concept but the significance of only a few is
  known.
The outer sphere also highlights astral equivalents used to locate stars.
Astral shows, stirring sunrises, and awesome sunsets are year-round.
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