Meaning of MYSTIC in English

— mysticity /mi stis"i tee/ , n. — mysticly , adv.

/mis"tik/ , 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.


6. 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.

7. a person initiated into religious mysteries.

[ 1275-1325; ME mystik mysticus mystikós, equiv. to mýst ( es ) an initiate into the mysteries + -ikos -IC; akin to myeîn to initiate, teach ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .