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heavenly Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven
    • celestial beings
    • heavenly hosts
  2. adjective of or relating to the sky
    • celestial map
    • a heavenly body
  3. adjective of or belonging to heaven or god

Heav"en*ly adjective
AS. heofonic.
  1. Pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting heaven; celestial; not earthly; as, heavenly regions; heavenly music.
    As is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 1 Cor. xv. 48.
  2. Appropriate to heaven in character or happiness; perfect; pure; supremely blessed; as, a heavenly race; the heavenly, throng.
    The love of heaven makes one heavenly. Sir P. Sidney.
Heav"en*ly adverb
  1. In a manner resembling that of heaven. "She was heavenly true." Shak.
  2. By the influence or agency of heaven.
    Out heavenly guided soul shall climb. Milton.

Webster 1913