Definitions for spiritualˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əl
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spiritual, Negro spiritual(adj)
a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
"religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
"a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"
lacking material body or form or substance
"spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual(adj)
resembling or characteristic of a phantom
"a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance"
A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.
Any spiritual function, office, or affair.
He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. uE000124811uE001 Lowell.
Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul
Of or pertaining to the God or a Church; sacred
Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural
consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being
of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual
of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits
of or pertaining to the soul or its affections as influenced by the Spirit; controlled and inspired by the divine Spirit; proceeding from the Holy Spirit; pure; holy; divine; heavenly-minded; -- opposed to carnal
not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation
a spiritual function, office, or affair. See Spirituality, 2
Origin: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]
Spirituals are religious songs that were created by enslaved African people in the United States.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'spiritual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3990
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'spiritual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4766
Rank popularity for the word 'spiritual' in Adjectives Frequency: #530
Translations for spiritual
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- روحاني, روحيArabic
- espiritualCatalan, Valencian
- duchovní, spirituálCzech
- spirituaali, henkinen, hengellinen, sielullinenFinnish
- spirituelle, spirituelFrench
- spirituálé, spirituálisHungarian
- spiritual, spiritualeItalian
- geestelijk, spiritueelDutch
- åndelig, spirituellNorwegian
- spiritual, sufletescRomanian
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