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