- of, relating to, or consisting of spirit; incorporeal.
- of or relating to the spirit 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 spirits or to spiritualists; supernatural or spiritualistic.
- characterized by or suggesting predominance of the spirit; ethereal or delicately refined: She is more of a spiritual type than her rowdy brother.
- of or relating to the spirit 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.
Origin of spiritual
Examples from the Web for spiritually
Musically and spiritually, Ravi had a huge influence on George throughout his entire life.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
Hughes credits “going underground” for seven years with allowing her to get to a good place emotionally and spiritually.Donna Rice: ‘My Heart Really Goes Out to Monica Lewinsky’
May 9, 2014
This tension between outcast and overlord is at the heart of our sweeping change into a tech-driven, spiritually infused economy.Can Heritage Foundation Posterboy Bono Save the GOP?
March 15, 2014
How can Justin turn it around - practically, emotionally and spiritually?Justin Bieber's Spiritual Crisis
January 26, 2014
And yet, my first encounter with a Jesuit institution proved to be the most spiritually influential of my life.Hope and Change in the Vatican
January 4, 2014
Intellectually I may make mistakes in deduction, but spiritually I cannot but find God.The Conquest of Fear
For he was ponderous, spiritually and mentally, as well as materially.Within the Law
Spiritual things can only be spiritually apprehended or appropriated.The Ministry of Intercession
And if you were not morally and spiritually blind you would see this.
And if you had not been morally and spiritually blind you would have seen this also.
- 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 involveda spiritual father
- having a mind or emotions of a high and delicately refined quality
- See Negro spiritual
- (often plural) the sphere of religious, spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters, or such matters in themselves
- the spiritual the realm of spirits
Word Origin and History for spiritually
"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.