• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Celestine (Eccl. Hist) A monk of the austere branch of the Franciscan Order founded by Celestine V. in the 13th centry.
    • n Celestine (Min) Native strontium sulphate, a mineral so named from its occasional delicate blue color. It occurs crystallized, also in compact massive and fibrous forms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n celestine An adherent of Pelagianism: so called from Cælestius, one of the early supporters of Pelagius.
    • n celestine One of an order of Benedictine monks, now nearly extinct, so named when their founder became pope as Celestine V. in 1294. He was Pietro Angelerier, and was known as Pietro da Murrone, from the mountain he inhabited as a hermit, whence the monks (organized about 1254) were originally called Murronians. The brethren rise two hours after midnight to say matins, eat no flesh, fast often, and wear a white gown and a black capouch and scapular. For several centuries the Celestines were very numerous and prosperous, especially in Italy and France.
    • n celestine A member of an extinct order of Franciscan hermits.
    • n celestine [lowercase] In mineralogy, same as celestite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Celestine sel′es-tīn or sel-es′tin one of an order of monks following the rule of St Benedict, wearing a white garment with black hood and scapulary, founded about 1254 by Peter da Murrone, who became Pope Celestine V. in 1294, and resigned after five years—'the great refusal' of Dante.
    • n Celestine sel′es-tin a mineral, native sulphate of strontia
    • Celestine Also Cel′estite
    • n Celestine sel′es-tīn or sel-es′tin, one of an order of monks following the rule of St Benedict, wearing a white garment with black hood and scapulary, founded about 1254 by Peter da Murrone, who became Pope Celestine V. in 1294, and resigned after five years—'the great refusal' of Dante.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. caelestinus, bine


In literature:

Celestine Revay, la Grenada!
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Jonnart, Charles Celestin: Minister for Foreign Affairs.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Celestine Crepineau, an old maid between thirty-seven and forty-nine years of age.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
He did fall into a deep mud-puddle one night goin' to sister Celestine Gowdey's for a bask pattern for Tirzah Ann.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Celestine 'ere she pull aff your beeg Dutch stockin'.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
These were sent to the Celestine monastery and afterward released.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
I can make Celestine stay home and look after the children, though she cannot; and here come Mr. Hatton and Mr. McLean.
"'Laramie;'" by Charles King
Pope Celestine assembles a synod.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Mademoiselle Celestine's glances revealed a haughty sense of triumph.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
In January, 1198, Pope Celestine was succeeded by Innocent III., one of the greatest of the occupants of the chair of St. Peter.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
In 1149 Pope Celestine III.
"Women of the Romance Countries (Illustrated)" by John R Effinger
And thus Pope Celestine reigned in the papacy five months and nine days.
"Villani's Chronicle" by Giovanni Villani
Five days later the party arrived, his aunt, her niece Mrs. Harold, her maid Celestine.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Celestine was the first pope who is known to have taken a direct interest in the churches of Britain and Ireland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Thank heaven, I'd already made the acquaintance of my Celestine.
"Pandora's Box" by Frank Wedekind
Celestine V., fraud of Boniface VIII.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The interior contains the mausoleum of Pope Celestine V. (d. 1296) erected in 1517.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Peter Morrone becomes Celestine V., i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
You could easily have advised her to take for her husband M. Celestin de Macreuse.
"Pride" by Eugène Sue
Blignieres (Celestin de), French Positivist, of the Polytechnic school.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

In poetry:

"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Houp le! Je vous aime, oui, mossoo,
Combien donnez moi aujourd'hui
Bonjour, Mademoiselle, parlez voo."
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The gurgling Italian lady on the other side of the
Replies with a certain hauteur,
But I await with patience,
To see how Celestine will re-enter her slippers.
She re-enters them with a groan.
"Black Slippers: Bellotti" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Styling by Sharon Williams/Celestine Agency.
Celestine 'Kelly' Hess, 82.
"Kelly" Celestine Neumann Hess, age 82, of Howard Lake, and formerly of Winsted, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at St Mary's Care Center in Winsted.
According to the OAS, the third-place finisher is now Jude Celestin, a virtual unknown from the government road building department, who is Preval's hand-picked successor.
The bride is the daughter of William Henry Speller and Celestine Powell of Ahoskie and the late Dorothy Twine Speller .
Therese Bohnlein, Shelby Cooley, Paul Cozzens, Celestine Genuis, Theresa Jaminet, Gabriel Rock, Courtney Zoeller.
Sorry for my mama and everybody else I hurt, Celestin told WDSU.
TROY — Celestine A Haywood , 86, of 430 Stanley St, died Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012, at Sandy Ridge Assisted Living Facility, Candor.
THOSE MEDDLING KIDS Sara Ashley Beil, Sarah Jessica Bennett and Tomasina Tallerico, front row left to right, along with Ken Carter, Christopher Celestin, Coco Nakase and Kyle Sanderson, back row left to right, make up everything on the spot.
(CNN) — Twenty-nine Haitians have died in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, civil protection spokesman Joseph Edgard Celestin said Saturday.