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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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. Albert Einstein:

    The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    Billy Graham is an American who lives first and always for his fellow citizens. In honoring him, we give thanks for God's greatest spiritual gifts—faith, hope, and love.

  3. Evangelist Franklin Graham on Wednesday:

    I feel that we going to have to meet our political obligations as Christians and make our voice known if America is to be preserved with the type of Christian heritage which has given us the liberties we now enjoy, for unless America turns back to God, repents of its sin, and experiences a spiritual revival, we will fail as a nation.

  4. Hideki Matsuyama:

    I love the rain, absolutely love it, not to be spiritual about it, but I feel like it's God's way of just washing the streets and making everything fresh again. Because that's what happens in the Bay Area when we get a lot of rain. The streets are clean, spotless.

  5. Auguste Rodin:

    There is a continual exchange of ideas between all minds of a generation. Journalists, popular novelists, illustrators, and cartoonists adapt the truths discovered by the powerful intellects for the multitude. It is like a spiritual flood, like a gush that pours into multiple cascades until it forms the great moving sheet of water that stands for the mentality of a period.

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