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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiritual, Negro spiritualadjective

    a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States

  2. religious, spiritualadjective

    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, unearthlyadjective

    concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul

    "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"

  4. spiritualadjective

    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, spiritualadjective

    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. spiritualnoun

    A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.

  2. spiritualnoun

    Any spiritual function, office, or affair.

    He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals. uE000124811uE001 Lowell.

  3. spiritualadjective

    Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul

  4. spiritualadjective

    Of or pertaining to the God or a Church; sacred

  5. spiritualadjective

    Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spiritualadjective

    consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

  2. Spiritualadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. spiritualis: cf. F. spirituel. See Spirit.]

  3. Spiritualadjective

    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. Spiritualadjective

    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. Spiritualadjective

    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. Spiritualnoun

    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

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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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The deeply spiritual man can no longer bear all the noise of the public. Thus, avoiding general politics and the immense masses in his service.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Human consciousness is identified with thought and emotion. It is of the body and mind. Phenomenon of the physical world. Spiritual consciousness is beyond the body and mind, beyond thought and emotion, outside of physical reality. Spiritual consciousness is understanding and knowledge we awaken to while present. We do not think spiritual consciousness. We do not sense spiritual consciousness. We experience it. We understand and know it because we are it. When we remove the distractions. When we look past the conditioning and the mind, then we awaken to what we are. Immortal spiritual beings temporarily in the human condition. We awaken to spiritual consciousness.

  3. William Ellery Channing:

    God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Exciting weapons, such as beauty and sex are useless, and meaningless for those people who enjoy the clean, glorious, and loving character in the concept of purity and spiritual form.

  5. Charley Jauss:

    By learning to ‘detox’ emotionally, realign priorities and create a spiritual health plan.

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