What does platonic mean?

Definitions for platonicpləˈtɒn ɪk, pleɪ-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Platonic(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy

    "Platonic dialogues"

  2. platonic(adj)

    free from physical desire

    "platonic love"


  1. Platonic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.

  2. platonic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors.

  3. platonic(Adjective)

    Not sexual in nature; platonic love.

    They are good friends, but the relationship is strictly platonic.

  4. Origin: platonicus; surface analysis is Plato + -n- .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Platonic(adj)

    alt. of Platonical

  2. Platonic(noun)

    a follower of Plato; a Platonist

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Platonic

    -al, plā-ton′ik, -al, adj. pertaining to Plato, the Greek philosopher (about 427-347 B.C.), or to his philosophical opinions.—adv. Plāton′ically.—v.t. and v.i. Plā′tonise, to reason like Plato.—ns. Plā′tonism, the philosophical opinions of Plato; Plā′tonist, Plāton′ic, a follower of Plato.—Platonic love, the love of soul for soul, a love into which sensual desire is supposed not to enter at all.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of platonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of platonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jordan Axani:

    It's strictly a platonic trip. It's going to be great.

  2. Jordan Axani:

    It's totally platonic, do I think we'll become friends? Sure.

  3. Austin O'Malley:

    Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

  4. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    Men and women can have a platonic relationship and not make their spouses worry. It is when calls and meetings become secret that we need to start worrying if they are being true to us.

  5. Mishela Topalli:

    They hooked up in the past, but to her, it was pretty platonic and she didn’t want to have anything seriously, that was actually a while ago, but he never got over his obsession of her.

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