What does spiritual mean?

Definitions for spiritual
ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əlspir·i·tu·al

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

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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Euell Gibbons:

    We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty.

  2. Sarah Shepherd:

    Irish basically has a really beautiful musicality, they start at the top and go all the way down to the bottom. The other thing they do that adds to the beauty of it is they're soft on the consonants, like Ds and Ts. If( the Irish language) were a person, it'd be very sensitive and spiritual.

  3. Amy Hillyard Jensen:

    Get rid of imagined guilt. You did the best you could at the time, all things considered. If you made mistakes, learn to accept that we are all imperfect. Only hindsight is 20-20. If you are convinced that you have real guilt, consider professional or spiritual counseling (with a competent and trustworthy counselor). If you believe in God a pastor can help you believe also in God's forgiveness.

  4. Saint Francis de Sales:

    Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.

  5. Aberjhani:

    Overall, my books represent a kind of shared communion and meditation with my fellow human beings… The books are also a part of what I call the great continuum of spiritual literary dialogue that I feel has been in progress since human beings first gave in to the urge to pray to their sense of something greater than themselves and interpreted certain signs or events or silences as responses to those prayers.

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