What does spiritual mean?

Definitions for spiritualˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əl

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"


  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

  2. Spiritual(adj)

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

  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

  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

  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

  6. Spiritual(noun)

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

  7. Origin: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]


  1. Spiritual

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

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ron Jeremy:

    I've always been spiritual.

  2. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    Coincidences are spiritual puns.

  3. Swedenborg:

    Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

  4. James Attaway:

    He was on the spiritual side, very intelligent.

  5. Bryant McGill:

    Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one.

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