of, relating to, or consisting of ; incorporeal.
of or relating to the or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature:
a spiritual approach to life.
closely akin in interests, attitude, outlook, etc.:
the professor’s spiritual heir in linguistics.
of or relating to or to ; supernatural or .
characterized by or suggesting predominance of the ; ethereal or delicately refined:
She is more of a spiritual type than her rowdy brother.
of or relating to the as the seat of the moral or religious nature.
of or relating to sacred things or matters; religious; devotional; sacred.
of or belonging to the church; ecclesiastical:
lords spiritual and temporal.
of or relating to the mind or intellect.
a spiritual or religious song:
authentic folk spirituals.
spirituals, affairs of the church.
a spiritual thing or matter.
He has a sense of a “spiritual reality hovering over,” calling him to hear the voice of his creator.
Frank Schaeffer, the Atheist Who Believes in God Nick Tabor August 2, 2014
He needs a new heart put in him by spiritual force in calling for the name of the Lord.
Left Behind Author Tim LaHaye on the Rapture Marlow Stern May 18, 2011
spiritual gurus who use their power to facilitate sexual encounters with their students are something of a cliché.
Australia’s Underage Yoga Sex Cult: The Survivors Speak Out Lizzie Crocker December 8, 2014
Yet spiritual safety and medical safety never should be at odds.
A Maddening Case of the Measles in Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn Kent Sepkowitz June 12, 2013
As the project progressed, I felt a subtle change happening to me, as though I was picking up some of his spiritual magnetism.
When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More Gary Wright September 28, 2014
Armstrong spoke of him in later years as his spiritual father.
The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
As far as crowd-sympathy has any spiritual value it was there.
The Conquest of Fear Basil King
That, again, is primarily and essentially a spiritual unity.
Lux Mundi Various
We are less scornful of spiritual power than we were even a few years ago.
The Conquest of Fear Basil King
Her spiritual energy was like her physical energy that night on the mountain.
The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter; intangible
of, relating to, or characteristic of sacred things, the Church, religion, etc
standing in a relationship based on communication between the souls or minds of the persons involved: a spiritual father
having a mind or emotions of a high and delicately refined quality
See Negro spiritual
(often pl) the sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves
the spiritual, the realm of spirits
“of or concerning the spirit” (especially in religious aspects), c.1300, from Old French spirituel (12c.), from Latin spiritualis, from spiritus “of breathing, of the spirit” (see spirit (n.)). Meaning “of or concerning the church” is attested from mid-14c. The noun sense of “African-American religious song” first recorded 1866.
the belief or doctrine that the of the dead, surviving after the mortal life, can and do communicate with the living, especially through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence. the practices or phenomena associated with this belief. the belief that all reality is . Metaphysics. any of various doctrines maintaining that the […]
an adherent of . a person who is concerned with or insists on the side of things. Contemporary Examples She was more of a spiritualist, a New Age believer in the power of good and the mysteries of the universe. The Day the Fairytale Died Marilyn Johnson July 11, 2014 Historical Examples The spiritualist declared […]
being or causing something to . violent or severe, as a headache. very fast or rapid. Usually, splittings. a part or fragment that has been off from something: Some cavemen made their smaller tools from the splittings of stone. to divide or separate from end to end or into layers: to split a log in […]
a person or thing that . a small, dull knife or spatula used for butter, jelly, etc., on bread. a machine for dispersing bulk material: manure spreader. a device for spacing or keeping apart two objects, as electric wires. Nautical. a strut for shrouds on a mast. Historical Examples Here’s a royal feast spread for […]