mystic


1mys·tic

adjective \ˈmis-tik\

Definition of MYSTIC

1
:  mystical 1a
2
:  of or relating to mysteries or esoteric rites :  occult
3
:  of or relating to mysticism or mystics
4
a :  mysterious
b :  obscure, enigmatic
c :  inducing a feeling of awe or wonder
d :  having magical properties

Examples of MYSTIC

  1. She had a mystic vision while praying.
  2. <the notion that a cat has nine lives is based upon the belief that nine is a mystic number>

Origin of MYSTIC

Middle English mistik, from Latin mysticus of mysteries, from Greek mystikos, from mystēs initiate
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with MYSTIC

2mystic

noun

: a person who tries to gain religious or spiritual knowledge through prayer and deep thought : someone who practices mysticism

Full Definition of MYSTIC

1
:  a follower of a mystical way of life
2
:  an advocate of a theory of mysticism

First Known Use of MYSTIC

1679

Mys·tic

geographical name \ˈmis-tik\

Definition of MYSTIC

river E Massachusetts flowing SE into Boston harbor

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