Carnal Car"nal, a. [L. carnalis, fr. caro, carnis, flesh; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. kravya; cf. F. charnel, Of. also carnel. Cf. {Charnel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to {spiritual}. [1913 Webster]

For ye are yet carnal. --1 Cor. iii. 3. [1913 Webster]

Not sunk in carnal pleasure. --Milton [1913 Webster]

Carnal desires after miracles. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This carnal cur Preys on the issue of his mother's body. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Carnal knowledge}, sexual intercourse; -- used especially of an unlawful act on the part of the man. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • carnal — (Del lat. carnālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la carne. 2. Lascivo o lujurioso. 3. Perteneciente o relativo a la lujuria. 4. Terrenal y que mira solamente las cosas del mundo. 5. m. Tiempo del año que no es Cuaresma. 6. ant. carnaval. ☛ …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • carnal — [kär′nəl] adj. [ME & OFr < LL(Ec) carnalis, fleshly (in contrast to spiritalis, SPIRITUAL) < L caro (gen. carnis), flesh: for IE base see HARVEST] 1. in or of the flesh; bodily; material or worldly, not spiritual 2. having to do with or… …   English World dictionary

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  • carnal — c.1400, fleshly, sensual, sexual, from M.L. carnalis natural, of the same blood, from L. carnis of the flesh, gen. of caro flesh (see CARNAGE (Cf. carnage)). Carnal knowledge was in legal use by 1680s. Related: Carnality …   Etymology dictionary

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