WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
as•tral /ˈæstrəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Astronomyof, concerning, or resembling stars:astral bodies.
as•tral•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
as•tral  (astrəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Astronomypertaining to or proceeding from the stars;
  2. Biologypertaining 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.
astral•ly, adv. 
  • Greek ástron) + -ālis -al1
  • Late Latin astrālis, equivalent. to Latin ast(rum) star (
  • Middle French)
  • ( 1595–1605

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

astral /ˈæstrəl/ adj
  1. relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars
  2. 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
Etymology: 17th Century: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron

'astral' also found in these entries:

Word of the day: joke | drape


Report an inappropriate ad.
Become a WordReference Supporter to view the site ad-free.