HyperDic: spiritual

English > 5 senses of the word spiritual:
ADJECTIVEallspiritual, religiousconcerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
allspiritual, unearthlyconcerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
allspirituallacking material body or form or substance
allspiritual, apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectralresembling or characteristic of a phantom
NOUNcommunicationspiritual, Negro spirituala kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
spiritual > pronunciation
Soundsspih'rihchahwahl; spih'rihchwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > spiritual: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned with sacred matters or religion or the church.
Examples
  • "lords temporal and spiritual"
  • "spiritual leaders"
  • "spiritual songs"
Synonymreligious
Broadersacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
Spanishespiritual, religioso
Catalanespiritual, religiós
English > spiritual: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconcerned with or affecting the spirit or soul.
Examples
  • "a spiritual approach to life"
  • "spiritual fulfillment"
  • "spiritual values"
Synonymunearthly
Broaderunworldlynot concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
Spanishespiritual
Catalanespiritual
Nounsspiritualityconcern with things of the spirit
English > spiritual: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking material body or form or substance.
Examples
  • "spiritual beings"
  • "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"-Lewis Mumford
Broaderincorporeal, immaterialWithout material form or substance
Spanishespiritual, inmaterial
Catalanespiritual
Adverbsspirituallyin a spiritual manner
English > spiritual: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningresembling or characteristic of a phantom.
Example "spiritual tappings at a seance"
Synonymsapparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral
Broadersupernaturalnot existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws
Spanishfantasmal
Nounsspiritany incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
English > spiritual: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.
SynonymNegro spiritual
Broaderreligious songreligious music for singing
Spanishespiritual negro, Negro spiritual
Catalancançó espiritual negra, cant espiritual, cant espiritual negre

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