Definition of heavenly body in English:

heavenly body

noun

  • A planet, star, or other celestial body.

    • ‘A 10th heavenly body has been spotted orbiting the Sun.’
    • ‘Astronomers have sighted a tenth heavenly body orbiting the Earth.’
    • ‘Astronomers now know, of course, that the morning star and the evening star are one and the same heavenly body, namely, the planet Venus.’
    • ‘In the coming months, astronomy enthusiasts are in for a string of rare celestial events involving the heavenly bodies in the solar system.’
    • ‘On this day last year: A new heavenly body was discovered on the outskirts of the solar system, scientists revealed, some 3,000 billion miles from the sun.’
    • ‘The Chinese calendar follows a zodiac originated from the movement of heavenly bodies such as constellations and planets, with each year being designated a characteristic animal.’
    • ‘The moon and other heavenly bodies also emit light by borrowing from the sun.’
    • ‘That dot also contained the matter that later came to be the sun, the earth and the moon - the heavenly bodies that tell us about the passing of time.’
    • ‘Modern engineering is based on the laws of mechanics, which have grown out of the observations of the heavenly bodies, and astrophysics is inseparable from the physics of elementary particles.’
    • ‘Therefore, no other heavenly bodies have satellites.’
    • ‘We were able to use mass readings to mark the positions of the planets and other local heavenly bodies.’
    • ‘He now owns 54 heavenly bodies - including the Sun - and has established a Lunar Embassy in the USA, of which he claims to be the ambassador.’
    • ‘Technically, a conjunction describes a precise alignment of heavenly bodies that happen to have the same celestial longitude - that is, they appear to line up in the sky, one directly above the other.’
    • ‘In this application, a laser stationed on a satellite can orbit Earth (or other heavenly bodies such as the Moon or Mars) and direct a sequence of short optical pulses onto the surface.’
    • ‘A model of the sun is to be placed at the Cheshire radio observatory with the other heavenly bodies set out across Britain according to their relative distances apart.’
    • ‘In Korea, as in China, there is a mythological archer who shoots down unwanted heavenly bodies - in this case, one sun and one moon.’
    • ‘The molecule, discovered accidentally while observing stars with a radio telescope, naturally occurs in intense reactions that take place in heavenly bodies like our sun.’
    • ‘I looked to all sides and saw the same dark immenseness sprinkled with flickering stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies.’
    • ‘Topping the four-storied hall would be a dome onto which the newly developed Zeiss projector could beam the images of 4,500 fixed stars and various heavenly bodies.’
    • ‘The moon and the sun were the only heavenly bodies they knew about.’
    planet, satellite, moon, star, heavenly body, orb
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Pronunciation:

heavenly body

/ˈhevənlē ˈbädē/