What does moral mean?

Definitions for moral
ˈmɔr əl, ˈmɒr-moral

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word moral.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. moral, lesson(adj)

    the significance of a story or event

    "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"

  2. moral(adj)

    concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

    "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"

  3. moral(adj)

    psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect

    "a moral victory"; "moral support"

Wiktionary

  1. moral(Noun)

    The ethical significance or practical lesson.

    The moral of the is that if you repeatedly lie, people won't believe you when you tell the truth.

    Etymology: From moral, from moralis

  2. moral(Noun)

    Moral practices or teachings: modes of conduct.

    Etymology: From moral, from moralis

  3. moral(Adjective)

    Of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behaviour, especially for teaching right behaviour.

    moral judgments, a moral poem

    Etymology: From moral, from moralis

  4. moral(Adjective)

    Conforming to a standard of right behaviour; sanctioned by or operative on one's conscience or ethical judgment.

    a moral obligation

    Etymology: From moral, from moralis

  5. moral(Adjective)

    Capable of right and wrong action.

    a moral agent

    Etymology: From moral, from moralis

  6. moral(Adjective)

    Probable but not proved.

    a moral certainty

    Etymology: From moral, from moralis

  7. moral(Adjective)

    Positively affecting the mind, confidence, or will.

    a moral victory, moral support

    Etymology: From moral, from moralis

Wikipedia

  1. Moral

    A moral (from Latin morālis) is a message that is conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader, or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim. A moral is a lesson in a story or in real life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moral(adj)

    relating to duty or obligation; pertaining to those intentions and actions of which right and wrong, virtue and vice, are predicated, or to the rules by which such intentions and actions ought to be directed; relating to the practice, manners, or conduct of men as social beings in relation to each other, as respects right and wrong, so far as they are properly subject to rules

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  2. Moral(adj)

    conformed to accepted rules of right; acting in conformity with such rules; virtuous; just; as, a moral man. Used sometimes in distinction from religious; as, a moral rather than a religious life

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  3. Moral(adj)

    capable of right and wrong action or of being governed by a sense of right; subject to the law of duty

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  4. Moral(adj)

    acting upon or through one's moral nature or sense of right, or suited to act in such a manner; as, a moral arguments; moral considerations. Sometimes opposed to material and physical; as, moral pressure or support

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  5. Moral(adj)

    supported by reason or probability; practically sufficient; -- opposed to legal or demonstrable; as, a moral evidence; a moral certainty

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  6. Moral(adj)

    serving to teach or convey a moral; as, a moral lesson; moral tales

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  7. Moral(noun)

    the doctrine or practice of the duties of life; manner of living as regards right and wrong; conduct; behavior; -- usually in the plural

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  8. Moral(noun)

    the inner meaning or significance of a fable, a narrative, an occurrence, an experience, etc.; the practical lesson which anything is designed or fitted to teach; the doctrine meant to be inculcated by a fiction; a maxim

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  9. Moral(noun)

    a morality play. See Morality, 5

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

  10. Moral(verb)

    to moralize

    Etymology: [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]

Freebase

  1. Moral

    A moral is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moral

    mor′al, adj. of or belonging to the manners or conduct of men: conformed to right, ethical, virtuous: capable of knowing right and wrong: subject to the moral law: instructing with regard to morals: supported by evidence of reason or probability—opp. to Demonstrative: belonging to the mind, or to the will: (Shak.) moralising.—n. in pl. manners: the doctrine or practice of the duties of life: moral philosophy or ethics: conduct, esp. sexual conduct: in sing. the practical lesson given by anything: an emblem or allegory: (slang) a certainty, an exact counterpart.—v.i. to moralise.—ns. Mor′aler (Shak.), a moraliser; Moralisā′tion, act of moralising, explanation in a moral sense.—v.t. Mor′alise, to apply to a moral purpose: to explain in a moral sense.—v.i. to speak or write on moral subjects: to make moral reflections.—ns. Mor′aliser; Mor′alism, a moral maxim; moral counsel: morality as distinct from religion; Mor′alist, one who teaches morals, or who practises moral duties: a merely moral as distinguished from a religious man: one who prides himself on his morality.—adj. Moralist′ic.—n. Moral′ity, quality of being moral: that in an action which renders it right or wrong: the practice of moral duties apart from religion: virtue: the doctrine which treats of actions as being right or wrong: ethics: a kind of drama which grew out of mysteries and miracle-plays, and continued in fashion till Elizabeth's time, in which allegorical representations of the virtues and vices were introduced as dramatis personæ.—adv. Mor′ally, in a moral manner: uprightly: to all intents and purposes, practically.—Moral agent, one who acts under a knowledge of right and wrong; Moral certainty, a likelihood so great as to be safely acted on, although not capable of being certainly proved; Moral defeat (see Moral victory); Moral faculty (see Moral sense); Moral law, a law or rules for life and conduct, founded on what is right and wrong: the law of conscience; Moral philosophy, the science which treats of the qualities of actions as being right or wrong, and the duty of mankind with regard to such actions; Moral sense, that power of the mind which knows or judges actions to be right or wrong, and determines conduct accordingly; Moral theology, ethics treated with reference to a divine source; Moral victory, a defeat in appearance, but in some important sense a real victory. [Fr.,—L. moralismos, moris, custom.]

Editors Contribution

  1. moral

    A principle of just, honest, fair, peaceful and unifying conduct and behavior.

    The morals within society are very important for us and our children.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moral' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1954

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moral' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3564

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moral' in Adjectives Frequency: #263

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moral in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of moral in a Sentence

  1. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven:

    Our responsibility is deeply moral. It is a human responsibility, we have to do this together. There are 28 countries in the EU with the same responsibility.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Countless books have been written and published already by numerous authors, more books are being written and published presently somewhere and many more books will be written and published subsequently. As a matter of fact, Bill Gates has written and published insightful books, as well John C. Maxwell has written and published many worth reading books, Og Mandino wrote and published inspirational books, Les Brown has written and published motivational books, Zig Ziglar wrote and published many profound books, Maya Angelou wrote and published life-changing books, Chidi Okoroafor has equally written and published several books of wisdom, also Enoch Adeboye has written and published wonderful books, Uma Ukpai has written and published inspiring books, undoubtedly David Oyedepo has written and published great books, W.F Kumuyi has written and published mind-blowing books, Chris Oyakhilome has written and published thoughtful books, similarly Myles Munroe wrote and published amazing books, Chinua Achebe wrote and published sagacious books, Wole Soyinka has written and published interesting books just like David Abioye who has also written and published thought-provoking books among other enormous books and their authors who are numerous for me to mention their names right here and right now. But above all, the scripture (Bible) is the greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. And mark my words, it will ever remain the greatest book of all time. Yes! because unlike every other book, the scripture (Bible) is God-breathed (it is given or written by divine inspiration) Scripture Reference 2nd Timothy 3:16. Besides that, it is historic, historical, mystical (it has spiritual significance) and authoritative in nature, it equally contains incomparable guidelines for moral behaviour and belief (it is an embodiment of past or ancient wars and (the aftermaths), histories, cultures, norms, traditions, values, lifestyles and genealogical records). Moreover, it is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. In other words, the scripture (Bible) is nothing else but a typical and perfect example of a book saturated with uncommon and unprecedented inspirations, motivations, wisdom, knowledge, encouragement and hope for the hopeless. Now, that's why the scripture (Bible) is ever worth reading over and over again, regardless of one's religion. Most interestingly, the scripture (Bible) has been written and published already in nearly all the languages of the world. That is to say, billions of copies have been published and sold globally already, more copies are being published and sold presently and many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In fact, unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism) the scripture (Bible) has been read by the world as a whole and you can bet your bottom dollar, it (the Bible) will surely be read by the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead). Anyway, at this juncture I guess you should concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time. However, if you still don't concur with me, then it is obvious or rather I put it to you that you have not yet taken your time to read the scriptures (Bible) thoroughly. Nevertheless, you have to take your time in order to thoroughly read and discover the uniqueness and extraordinariness of the scriptures (Bible). For, once you have done just that, you will surely and eventually concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time, QED. ~Emeasoba George

  3. American University:

    We made the argument that divestment is the moral thing to do, We want the school to put its money where its mouth is. If you're not going to source from fossil fuels, why would you invest in them?.

  4. John Dalberg:

    The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal; it is the discharge of a moral obligation.

  5. Tim Pychyl:

    It is like a moral substitution because (those things) are still on your to-do list.

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