Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See celestite.

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  • n. A mineral with orthorhombic crystals, SrSO4, colourless or white with blue and sometimes red shades.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Native strontium sulphate, a mineral so named from its occasional delicate blue color. It occurs crystallized, also in compact massive and fibrous forms.
  • n. A monk of the austere branch of the Franciscan Order founded by Celestine V. in the 13th centry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An adherent of Pelagianism: so called from Cælestius, one of the early supporters of Pelagius.
  • n. One of an order of Benedictine monks, now nearly extinct, so named when their founder became pope as Celestine V. in 1294.
  • n. A member of an extinct order of Franciscan hermits.
  • n. [lowercase] In mineralogy, same as celestite.

Etymologies

German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis, celestial; see celestial.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I suggest everyone read "celestine prophecy" as it touches base with what I am saying

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  • Nyanja-speaking half-castes of well-sweep and learning have dhressed reinsulated in sugar-beets of life, that appear very brown-whiskered scan-ty to thought or to celestine; so many, that he who disclaims them is slummed to think that he lesquelles enterprise and fortuitousness asking over all external agency, and bidding help and hindrance scamper before them. dionysius of resbalandose was wonderful, and he speakest it with a stern-davit of his devil-dusted.

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  • An acquaintance sms me. i knew that he wanted to be a christian but i don't know how to help him. so i talked to celestine and he suggested that i invite him for cell group this week.

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  • The cold material (whatever it was) flashed celestine beams back at the frigid rays of the moon.

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  • Hitherto native strontianite, that is, the 90 to 95 per cent. pure carbonate of strontium (not the celestine which frequently is mistaken by the term strontianite), has not been worked systematically in mines, but what used to be brought to the market was an inferior stone collected in various parts of Germany, chiefly in Westphalia, where it is found on the surface of the fields.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882

  • Barium occurs chiefly in the form of barytes or heavy spar, BaSO_4, and witherite, BaCO_3, and to a less extent in baryto-calcite, baryto-celestine, and various complex silicates.

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  • Strontia, the oxide of strontium (SrO), occurs in nature as sulphate, in the mineral celestine (SrSO_ {4}), and as carbonate in strontianite

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  • The passages to the mines are so narrow, that persons can with difficulty pass each other; they then expand into high vaults, the roofs of which are ornamented with beautiful crystals of celestine and gypsum.

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  • Reynolds, and the tranquillity of my own closet makes me some amends for the loss of the library and toute la belle compagnie celestine.

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