spirit

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  • n.
      1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings.
      2. Incorporeal consciousness.
    1. The soul, considered as departing from the body of a person at death.
    2. Spirit The Holy Spirit.
    3. A supernatural being, as:
      1. An angel or a demon.
      2. A being inhabiting or embodying a particular place, object, or natural phenomenon.
      3. A fairy or sprite.
      1. The part of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings: Though unable to join us today, they are with us in spirit.
      2. The essential nature of a person or group.
    4. A person as characterized by a stated quality: He is a proud spirit.
      1. An inclination or tendency of a specified kind: Her actions show a generous spirit.
      2. A causative, activating, or essential principle: The couple's engagement was announced in a joyous spirit.
    5. spirits A mood or an emotional state: The guests were in high spirits. His sour spirits put a damper on the gathering.
    6. A particular mood or an emotional state characterized by vigor and animation: sang with spirit.
    7. Strong loyalty or dedication: team spirit.
    8. The predominant mood of an occasion or a period: “The spirit of 1776 is not dead” (Thomas Jefferson).
    9. The actual though unstated sense or significance of something: the spirit of the law.
    10. An alcohol solution of an essential or volatile substance. Often used in the plural with a singular verb.
    11. spirits An alcoholic beverage, especially distilled liquor.
    tr.v., -it·ed, -it·ing, -its.
    1. To carry off mysteriously or secretly: The documents had been spirited away.
    2. To impart courage, animation, or determination to; inspirit.

    [Middle English, from Old French espirit, from Latin spīritus, breath, from spīrāre, to breathe.]


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