American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person apparently responsive to psychic forces.
- n. See medium.
- adj. Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental: psychic trauma; psychic energy.
- adj. Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.
- adj. Of or relating to such mental processes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to the human soul or mind; mental; spiritual; psychological.
- Pertaining to the science of mind: opposed to physical: as, psychic force.
- Pertaining to the class of extraordinary and obscure phenomena, such as thought-reading, which are not ordinarily treated by psychologists: as, psychic research.
- Pertaining to the lower soul, or animal principle, and not to the spirit, or higher soul.
- n. A person specially susceptible of psychic impressions, or subject to psychic force; a medium; a sensitive.
- n. A person who possesses, or appears to possess, extra-sensory abilities such as precognition, clairvoyance and telepathy, or who appears to be susceptible to paranormal or supernatural influence.
- n. A person who supposedly contacts the dead. A medium.
- n. Gnosticism In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the second type; a person focused on intellectual reality (the other two being hylic and pneumatic).
- adj. Relating to the abilities of a psychic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the human soul, or to the living principle in man.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the mind, or its functions and diseases; mental; -- contrasted with
- adj. affecting or influenced by the human mind
- n. a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
- adj. outside the sphere of physical science
- From Ancient Greek ψυχικός (psukhikos, "relative to the soul, spirit, mind"). Earlier referred to as "psychical"; or from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhē, "soul, mind, psyche"). First appeared (as substantive) 1871 and first records 1895. (Wiktionary)
- From Greek psūkhikos, of the soul, from psūkhē, soul; see bhes- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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