Definitions for carnalˈkɑr nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensual(adj)

    marked by the appetites and passions of the body

    "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice"

  2. carnal(adj)

    of or relating to the body or flesh

    "carnal remains"

Wiktionary

  1. carnal(Adjective)

    relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites

  2. carnal(Adjective)

    worldly or earthly; temporal

  3. carnal(Adjective)

    of or relating to the body or flesh

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual

  2. Carnal(adj)

    flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody

  3. Origin: [L. carnalis, fr. caro, carnis, flesh; akin to Gr. , Skr. kravya; cf. F. charnel, Of. also carnel. Cf. Charnel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carnal

    kär′nal, adj. fleshly: sensual: unspiritual: (Shak.) murderous, flesh-eating.—v.t. and v.i. to convert into flesh, to become fleshy.—v.t. Car′nalise, to make carnal: to debase carnally:—pr.p. cär′nalīsing; pa.p. cär′nalīsed.—ns. Car′nalist, a sensualist: a worldling; Carnal′ity state of being carnal.—adv. Car′nally,—adjs. Car′nal-mind′ed, worldly-minded; Car′neous, Carnose′, fleshy: of or like flesh.—n. Car′nifex, executioner.—adj. Carnific′ial.—n. Carnos′ity, a fleshy excrescence growing in and obstructing any part of the body. [L. carnaliscaro, carnis, flesh.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Butler:

    For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

  2. Michael Horton:

    When salvation is viewed as man's program, it is left up to man as to whether he will let God do this or that, but when it is viewed as God's program, there is a confidence and a certainty that no one whom God regenerates will be a carnal Christian.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    God often works behind the scenes. Just because you've not yet seen anything positive happening, does not mean God is not working. Lest you forget, God always works in a mysterious way and never in mortal's ways in order for him to achieve his divine plan and not your own carnal plan. Oh! Yes, I do believe God is often at work, even when it seems the sky is falling down.

  4. Albert Camus:

    The society of merchants can be defined as a society in which things disappear in favor of signs. When a ruling class measures its fortunes, not by the acre of land or the ingot of gold, but by the number of figures corresponding ideally to a certain number of exchange operations, it thereby condemns itself to setting a certain kind of humbug at the center of its experience and its universe. A society founded on signs is, in its essence, an artificial society in which man's carnal truth is handled as something artificial.

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