Spiritual meaning

spĭrĭ-cho͝o-əl
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The definition of spiritual is something related to or concerned with religion, the spirit or the soul.

When you are more concerned with God or with the state of your soul than with material things, this is an example of a situation where you would be described as a spiritual person.

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Not concerned with material or worldly things.

Led a spiritual life.

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Characterized by the ascendancy of the spirit; showing much refinement of thought and feeling.
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Of the spirit or the soul as distinguished from the body or material matters.
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Of, from, or concerned with the intellect; intellectual.
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Spiritualistic or supernatural.
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Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul.

Spiritual guidance; spiritual growth.

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Of or pertaining to the spirit or the soul.

Respect towards ancestors is an essential part of Thai spiritual practice.

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Of or relating to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.
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Of or belonging to a religion; sacred.

Spiritual practices; spiritual music.

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Of or pertaining to spirits; supernatural.
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Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural.

Spiritual power.

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Religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters.
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Of or consisting of spirit; not corporeal.
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Of or pertaining to God or a place of worship; sacred.
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(Christianity) Controlled and inspired by the Holy Spirit; pure; holy.
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Religious or church matters.
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Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal.

A spiritual substance or being.

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A Christian religious song, especially one in an African-American style, or a similar non-religious song.
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Of religion or the church; sacred, devotional, or ecclesiastical; not lay or temporal.
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Any of a type of American folk hymn; specif., any of such songs originating among S U.S. blacks in the 18th and 19th cent. combining African and European musical elements.
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(Christianity, historical) A member of a branch of the Franciscan order who advocated simple dress and renounced the owning of property.
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Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical.

The spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation.

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Any spiritual function, office, or affair.

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

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Origin of spiritual

  • Middle English from Old French spirituel from Latin spīrituālis of breathing, spiritual from spīritus breath spirit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition