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Meaning & Definition of Spirit in English





1. The vital principle or animating force within living things

  • 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"
  • spirit,
  • tone,
  • feel,
  • feeling,
  • flavor,
  • flavour,
  • look,
  • smell

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

  • spirit

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

  • 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"
  • emotional state,
  • spirit

6. The intended meaning of a communication

  • 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"
  • liveliness,
  • life,
  • spirit,
  • sprightliness

8. An inclination or tendency of a certain kind

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


1. Infuse with spirit

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

Examples of using

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
And I give my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I have known that even this is vexation of spirit; for, in abundance of wisdom is abundance of sadness, and he who addeth knowledge addeth pain.
Matter, you see, disappears, only the spirit remains.