- Def: Astral 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: 1605, from L.L. astralis, from L. astrum "star," from Gk. astron;
- Synonyms: angelic, astral, beatific, blessed, divine, elysian, empyreal, empyrean, eternal, ethereal, godlike, hallowed, holy, immortal, otherworldly, seraphic, spiritual, sublime, supernal, supernatural, transcendental, transmundane.