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Meaning & Definition of Spirit in English

English

Spirit

/spɪrət/

noun

1. The vital principle or animating force within living things

    synonym:
  • spirit

2. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

  • "The feel of the city excited him"
  • "A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"
  • "It had the smell of treason"
    synonym:
  • spirit
  • ,
  • tone
  • ,
  • feel
  • ,
  • feeling
  • ,
  • flavor
  • ,
  • flavour
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • smell

3. A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

    synonym:
  • spirit

4. Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

    synonym:
  • spirit
  • ,
  • disembodied spirit

5. The state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

  • "His emotional state depended on her opinion"
  • "He was in good spirits"
  • "His spirit rose"
    synonym:
  • emotional state
  • ,
  • spirit

6. The intended meaning of a communication

    synonym:
  • intent
  • ,
  • purport
  • ,
  • spirit

7. Animation and energy in action or expression

  • "It was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
    synonym:
  • liveliness
  • ,
  • life
  • ,
  • spirit
  • ,
  • sprightliness

8. An inclination or tendency of a certain kind

  • "He had a change of heart"
    synonym:
  • heart
  • ,
  • spirit

verb

1. Infuse with spirit

  • "The company spirited him up"
    synonym:
  • spirit
  • ,
  • spirit up
  • ,
  • inspirit

Examples of using

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.