What does the word platonic mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Platonism.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to the Greek philosopher Plato ( 427 - 347 B. C.).

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Purely spiritual; as, platonic love.

Usage examples for platonic

  1. The two minds, not hearts, were at once united; but this platonic union soon led to one more tender. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. It arose, I imagine, from the fondness I have just mentioned, which men bear so remarkably to their own works and notions; it arose from false reasonings on the effects of the customary figure of animals; it arose from the Platonic theory of fitness and aptitude. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke