AskDefine | Define heavenly

Dictionary Definition

heavenly adj
1 relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven; "celestial beings"; "heavenly hosts" [syn: celestial]
2 of or relating to the sky; "celestial map"; "a heavenly body" [syn: celestial]
3 of or belonging to heaven or god [ant: earthly]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈhɛvənli/


  1. Of or pertaining to the heaven believed in by many Christian denominations, divine, good, beautiful, glorious, pleasurable.
  2. Of or pertaining to the kingdom of God of the Bible.
  3. Generally wonderful, amazing or lovely
    Oh, please continue giving me a massage - it's absolutely heavenly.

Related terms


of or pertaining to the heaven believed in by many Christian denominations
  • Finnish: taivaallinen
  • German: himmlisch
  • Hungarian: mennyei, égi
  • Italian: divino
of or pertaining to the kingdom of God of the Bible
  • Finnish: taivaallinen
  • German: himmlisch
  • Hungarian: mennyei
  • Italian: divino
generally wonderful, amazing or lovely
  • German: himmlisch
  • Hungarian: mennyei, fenséges
  • Italian: divino

Extensive Definition

Heavenly (from the word heaven) may refer to:
In music:
In other contexts:
heavenly in French: Heavenly
heavenly in Swedish: Heavenly

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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