Definition of spirit

1. The collective souls of man or another entity.
2. A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.
A wandering spirit haunts the island.
3. Enthusiasm.
School spirit is at an all-time high.
4. The manner or style of something.
In the spirit of forgiveness, we didn't press charges.
5. A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.
6. Energy; ardour.
7. One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.
A ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit
8. Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; often in the plural.
To be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be down-hearted, or in bad spirits
9. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
10. A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter h; also, a mark denoting aspiration.
11. Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement.
The spirit of an enterprise, or of a document
12. Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
13. Stannic chloride
14. To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.
15. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; sometimes followed by up.
Civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men.
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Example Sentences

‘That is true. Although, it is almost six months since we saw the Spirit. Do you think he is a living being?’
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“I do not think I have,” said Scrooge. “I am afraid I have not. Have you had many brothers, Spirit?”
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“Guide me!” said Scrooge. “Lead me! The night advances rapidly, and it is a precious time for me, I know it. Spirit, escort me!”
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“Here is a new game,” said Scrooge. “Half an hour, Spirit, only half an hour!”
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“Oh! Yes,” cried Scrooge. “You are right. It is not for me to say otherwise, Spirit. God forbid!”
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“Spirit!” said Scrooge in a broken voice, “remove me from this place.”
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“Spirit!” he said, “this place is awful. In leaving it, I will not forget the lesson it has given me; believe me. Let’s go!”
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“What is the matter?” asked the Spirit.
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“Spirit! Are they your children?”
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“Me!” cried the Spirit.
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