Definition of Heavenly body

1. Noun. Natural objects visible in the sky.




Definition of Heavenly body

1. Noun. A natural celestial object, visible in the sky, such as a star, planet, natural satellite, asteroid, comet, the Moon or the Sun. Objects flying or moving in the atmosphere are not usually considered as heavenly bodies. ¹

2. Noun. astronomical object ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heavenly Body

heavenes
heavenful
heavenhood
heavenish
heavenize
heavenized
heavenizes
heavenizing
heavenlier
heavenliest
heavenlike
heavenliness
heavenlinesses
heavenly
heavenly bodies
heavenly body (current term)
heavenlyminded
heavenric
heavens
heavens above
heavenward
heavenwardly
heavenwards
heaver
heavers
heaves
heavied
heavier
heavier-than-air
heavier-than-air craft

Literary usage of Heavenly body

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1. The City of God by Augustine, Marcus Dods (1871)
"If, then, the same God who has created such beings wills this also, what is to hinder the earthly body from being raised to a heavenly body, since a spirit, ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"For the divine writer declares that he is inflamed with an earnest desire for the heavenly body we are speaking of, verse 2. consequently at that time he ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The case is precisely as with the law of gravitation ; if any apparent exception to thu were observed in the case of some heavenly body, astronomers, ..."

4. Theoretical Astronomy Relating to the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies by James Craig Watson (1868)
"THE formulée which have thus far been derived for the determination of the elements of the orbit of a heavenly body by means of observed places, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"¡playing upon both upper TOWS, with its Place of a heavenly body. That point strongest (middle) line of force directed against in the heavens which the body ..."

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