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  1. spir·it
    IPA[ˈspirit]
  2. noun

    • 1. the nonphysical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul:

      we seek a harmony between body and spirit
      Synonym : soul, psyche, inner self, inner being, essential being, pneuma, anima, ego, id, ka, atman
    • 2. the nonphysical part of a person regarded as their true self and as capable of surviving physical death or separation:

      a year after he left, his spirit is still present
      Synonym : life force, animating principle, vital spark, breath of life, élan vital
    • 3. the nonphysical part of a person manifested as an apparition after their death; a ghost:

      a priest performed a rite of exorcism and the wandering spirit was ousted
    • 4. a supernatural being:

      shrines to nature spirits
    • 5. short for Holy Spirit

    • 6. those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation, or group or in the thought and attitudes of a particular period:

      the university is a symbol of the nation's egalitarian spirit
      Synonym : ethos, prevailing tendency, motivating force, animating principle, dominating characteristic, essence, quintessence, atmosphere, mood, feeling, temper, tenor, climate, attitudes, beliefs, principles, standards, ethics
    • 7. a person identified with their most prominent mental or moral characteristics or with their role in a group or movement:

      he was a leading spirit in the conference
    • 8. a specified emotion or mood, especially one prevailing at a particular time:

      I hope the team will build on this spirit of confidence
    • 9. a person's mood:

      as I sat alone in that corridor my spirits were low
    • 10. the attitude or intentions with which someone undertakes or regards something:

      he confessed in a spirit of self-respect, not defiance
      Synonym : temperament, disposition, character, nature, personality, temper, makeup, humor, cast/turn of mind, complexion, mind, heart, attitude, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at it, state of mind, point of view, outlook, thoughts, ideas
    • 11. the quality of courage, energy, and determination or assertiveness:

      his visitors admired his spirit and good temper
      Synonym : morale, team spirit, esprit de corps, courage, bravery, courageousness, braveness, pluck, pluckiness, valor, strength of character, fortitude, backbone, spine, mettle, stout-heartedness, determination, firmness of purpose, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, fight, gameness, guts, grit, spunk, bottle, sand, moxie, animation, enthusiasm, eagerness, keenness, liveliness, vivacity, vivaciousness, energy, verve, vigor, dynamism, zest, dash, elan, panache, sparkle, exuberance, gusto, brio, pep, go, sap, fervor, zeal, fire, passion, pizzazz, oomph, zing, zip, zap, vim, get-up-and-go
    • 12. the real meaning or the intention behind something as opposed to its strict verbal interpretation:

      the rule had been broken in spirit if not in letter
      Synonym : real/true meaning, true intention, essence, substance
    • 13. strong distilled liquor such as brandy, whiskey, gin, or rum.

    • 14. a volatile liquid, especially a fuel, prepared by distillation:

      aviation spirit
    • 15. a solution of volatile components extracted from something, typically by distillation or by solution in alcohol:

      spirits of turpentine
    • 16. a highly refined substance or fluid thought to govern vital phenomena.

    verb

    • 1. convey rapidly and secretly:

      stolen cows were spirited away some distance to prevent detection
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spirit, plural noun: spirits

    • noun

      the non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul:

      the non-physical part of a person regarded as their true self and as capable of surviving physical death or separation:

    • verb

      convey rapidly and secretly:
    • adjective

      full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination:

      having a specified character, outlook on life, or mood:

    • adjective

      full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination:

      having a specified character, attitude, or mood:

    • noun

      a volatile, colorless liquid distilled from petroleum, used as a paint thinner and solvent; mineral spirits.
    • noun

      a mixture of alcohol and water containing (in the US) 50 percent alcohol by volume, or (in the UK) 57.1 percent alcohol by volume, used as a standard of strength of distilled alcoholic liquor.
    • noun

      an independent or uninhibited person:
    • noun

      another term for level
    • noun

      alcohol for general use that has been made unfit for drinking by the addition of about 10 percent methanol and typically also some pyridine and a violet dye.
    • noun

      a quick-drying solution of gum, chiefly used by actors to attach false hair to their faces.
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