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mystic

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adjective mys·tic \ˈmis-tik\

Definition of mystic

  1. 1 :  mystical 1a

  2. 2 :  of or relating to mysteries or esoteric rites :  occult

  3. 3 :  of or relating to mysticism or mystics

  4. 4 a :  mysterious b :  obscure, enigmatic c :  inducing a feeling of awe or wonder d :  having magical properties

Examples of mystic in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of mystic

Middle English mistik, from Latin mysticus of mysteries, from Greek mystikos, from mystēs initiate


First Known Use: 14th century


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mystic

noun mys·tic

Definition of mystic

  1. 1 :  a follower of a mystical way of life

  2. 2 :  an advocate of a theory of mysticism

1679

First Known Use of mystic

1679


Mystic

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geographical name Mys·tic \ˈmis-tik\

Definition of Mystic

  1. river E Massachusetts flowing SE into Boston harbor


MYSTIC Defined for English Language Learners


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mystic

noun mys·tic

Definition of mystic for English Language Learners

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


MYSTIC Defined for Kids

mystic

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adjective mys·tic \ˈmi-stik\

Definition of mystic for Students

  1. 1 :  mystical

  2. 2 :  relating to magic <Every beautiful morning the Magic was worked by the mystic circle under the plum tree … — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden>

  3. 3 :  mysterious



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