What does Spiritual mean?

Definitions for Spiritual
ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əlSpir·i·tu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiritual, Negro spiritual(adj)

    a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States

  2. religious, spiritual(adj)

    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"

  3. spiritual, unearthly(adj)

    concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul

    "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"

  4. spiritual(adj)

    lacking material body or form or substance

    "spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford

  5. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. spiritual(Noun)

    A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.

  2. spiritual(Noun)

    Any spiritual function, office, or affair.

    He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. uE000124811uE001 Lowell.

  3. spiritual(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul

  4. spiritual(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the God or a Church; sacred

  5. spiritual(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiritual(adj)

    consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

  2. Spiritual(adj)

    of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

  3. Spiritual(adj)

    of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

  4. Spiritual(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

  5. Spiritual(adj)

    not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

  6. Spiritual(noun)

    a spiritual function, office, or affair. See Spirituality, 2

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

Freebase

  1. Spiritual

    Spirituals are religious songs that were created by enslaved African people in the United States.

Editors Contribution

  1. spiritual

    Of or relating to the consciousness, spirit or human soul.

    The spiritual nature of humans is to love and support for each other

    Submitted by MaryC on January 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spiritual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3990

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spiritual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4766

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spiritual' in Adjectives Frequency: #530

How to pronounce Spiritual?

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How to say Spiritual in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spiritual in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spiritual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Spiritual in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.

  2. Saint Augustine:

    God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.

  3. Melinda Hunt:

    There's a lot of wildlife out there, it's a bird sanctuary. It's a very, very peaceful location. And the fact there aren't individual monuments is part of the spiritual power of the place, knowing that over a million New Yorkers have been buried there.

  4. Gilbert Chesterton:

    Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.

  5. Denis Waitley:

    Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Images & Illustrations of Spiritual

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