(noun.) a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.

(noun.) any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.

(noun.) the vital principle or animating force within living things.

(noun.) 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'.

(verb.) infuse with spirit; 'The company spirited him up'.

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(n.) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.

(n.) A rough breathing; an aspirate, as the letter h; also, a mark to denote aspiration; a breathing.

(n.) Life, or living substance, considered independently of corporeal existence; an intelligence conceived of apart from any physical organization or embodiment; vital essence, force, or energy, as distinct from matter.

(n.) The intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of man; the soul, in distinction from the body in which it resides; the agent or subject of vital and spiritual functions, whether spiritual or material.

(n.) Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it has left the body.

(n.) Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf.

(n.) Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc.

(n.) One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper; as, a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit.

(n.) Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; -- often in the plural; as, to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be downhearted, or in bad spirits.

(n.) Intent; real meaning; -- opposed to the letter, or to formal statement; also, characteristic quality, especially such as is derived from the individual genius or the personal character; as, the spirit of an enterprise, of a document, or the like.

(n.) Tenuous, volatile, airy, or vapory substance, possessed of active qualities.

(n.) Any liquid produced by distillation; especially, alcohol, the spirits, or spirit, of wine (it having been first distilled from wine): -- often in the plural.

(n.) Rum, whisky, brandy, gin, and other distilled liquors having much alcohol, in distinction from wine and malt liquors.

(n.) A solution in alcohol of a volatile principle. Cf. Tincture.

(n.) Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).

(n.) Stannic chloride. See under Stannic.

(v. t.) To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.

(v. t.) To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Vital essence (apart from matter), immaterial substance.[2]. Soul, pure intelligence, inner man.[3]. Apparition, ghost, spectre, shade, phantom, phantasm, sprite, fairy, elf, demon, genius.[4]. Disposition, temper, humor, mood, spirits, frame of mind, turn of mind.[5]. Courage, ardor, fire, energy, force, vigor, mettle, earnestness, enthusiasm, zeal, resolution, pluck, elevation of soul.[6]. Liveliness, animation, piquancy, warmth, glow.[7]. Person (as distinguished by peculiar qualities), individual.[8]. Meaning, significance, purport, intent, drift, gist, tenor, sense.[9]. Nature, character, complexion, characteristic quality.[10]. Alcohol, distilled liquor.[11]. [With The prefixed.] Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Paraclete, Comforter, The Spirit of God.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Air, breath, life, soul, vital_force, essential_quality, essence,immateriality, intelligence, disembodiment, spectre, apparition, ghost, energy,ardor, enthusiasm, activity, earnestness, courage, zeal, disposition, temper,principle, motive, distillation

ANT:Substance, body, corporeity, materiality, flesh, organization, frame,embodiment, spiritlessness, listlessness, soullessness, lifelessness, torpor,deadness, timidity, dejection, slowness, sluggishness

Checker: Maryann


n. vital force: the soul: a ghost: mental disposition: enthusiasm animation courage mettle: real meaning: essence chief quality: a very lively person: any volatile inflammable liquid obtained by distillation as brandy: (pl.) intellectual activity: liveliness: persons with particular qualities of mind: mental excitement: spirituous liquors.—v.t. to inspirit encourage cheer: to convey away secretly to kidnap.—ns. Spir′it-blue an aniline blue obtained from coal-tar; Spir′it-duck the buffle-head from its rapid diving.—adj. Spir′ited full of spirit life or fire: animated.—adv. Spir′itedly.—n. Spir′itedness.—adj. Spir′itful.—n. Spir′iting the office of a spirit or sprite; Spir′itism,=Spiritualism; Spir′itist

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Unserious Contents or Definition

To see spirits in a dream, denotes that some unexpected trouble will confront you. If they are white-robed, the health of your nearest friend is threatened, or some business speculation will be disapproving. If they are robed in black, you will meet with treachery and unfaithfulness. If a spirit speaks, there is some evil near you, which you might avert if you would listen to the counsels of judgment. To dream that you hear spirits knocking on doors or walls, denotes that trouble will arise unexpectedly. To see them moving draperies, or moving behind them, is a warning to hold control over your feelings, as you are likely to commit indiscretions. Quarrels are also threatened. To see the spirit of your friend floating in your room, foretells disappointment and insecurity. To hear music supposedly coming from spirits, denotes unfavorable changes and sadness in the household.

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