Meaning of mystic

mys•tic

Pronunciation: (mis'tik), [key]
— adj.
  1. involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
  2. of the nature of or pertaining to mysteries known only to the initiated: mystic rites.
  3. of occult character, power, or significance: a mystic formula.
  4. of obscure or mysterious character or significance.
  5. of or pertaining to mystics or mysticism.
—n.
  1. a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
  2. a person initiated into religious mysteries.

Mys•tic

Pronunciation: (mis'tik), [key]
— n.
  1. a section of Groton, in SE Connecticut: maritime museum. 2333.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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