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Definition of 'spirit'

Noun

  1. the vital principle or animating force within living things
  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"
       Synonyms: tone feel feeling flavor flavour look smell
  3. a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
  4. any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: emotional state
  6. the intended meaning of a communication
       Synonyms: intent purport
  7. animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
       Synonyms: liveliness life sprightliness
  8. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"
       Synonyms: heart

Verb

  1. infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up"
       Synonyms: spirit up inspirit


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