psychic
I. adjective also psychical Etymology: Greek psychikos of the soul, from psychē soul Date: 1642 1. of or relating to the psyche ; psychogenic 2. lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge ; immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force 3. sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences ; marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding • psychically adverb II. noun Date: 1871 1. a. a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces b. medium 2d 2. psychic phenomena

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  • psychic — 1871 (n.) a medium; 1873 (adj.) of or pertaining to the human soul (earlier psychical, 1640s), from Gk. psykhikos of the soul, spirit, or mind, from psykhe soul, mind (see PSYCHE (Cf. psyche)). Meaning characterized by psychic gifts first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • psychic — psychic, psychical Although psychical is the older word (attested in 1642 in the OED), psychic (1836) is now more common and has a wider range of meaning, most notably ‘connected with or having occult powers’. In more neutral senses to do with… …   Modern English usage

  • Psychic — Psy chic, Psychical Psy chic*al, a. [L. psychicus, Gr. ?, fr. psychh the soul, mind; cf. ? to blow: cf. F. psychique.] 1. Of or pertaining to the human soul, or to the living principle in man. [1913 Webster] Note: This term was formerly used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • psychic — *mental, intellectual, intelligent, cerebral …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • psychic — [adj] extrasensory in perception analytic, cerebral, clairvoyant, immaterial, impressible, impressionable, intellective, intellectual, mental, metaphysical, mystic, occult, preternatural, psychal, psychical, psychogenic, psychological, responsive …   New thesaurus

  • psychic — [sī′kik] adj. [< Gr psychikos, of the soul, spiritual < psychē, the soul: see PSYCHE] 1. of or having to do with the psyche, or mind 2. beyond natural or known physical processes 3. apparently sensitive to forces beyond the physical world:… …   English World dictionary

  • Psychic — Storefront psychic fortuneteller in Boston A psychic (  / …   Wikipedia

  • psychic — [[t]sa͟ɪkɪk[/t]] psychics 1) ADJ GRADED If you believe that someone is psychic or has psychic powers, you believe that they have strange mental powers, such as being able to read the minds of other people or to see into the future. Trevor helped… …   English dictionary

  • psychic — psy|chic1 [ˈsaıkık] adj [no comparative] [Date: 1700 1800; : Greek; Origin: psychikos, from psyche; PSYCHE] 1.) also psy|chi|cal [ˈsaıkıkəl] relating to the power of the human mind to do strange or surprising things that cannot be explained by… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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