the principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul.
the incorporeal part of humans:
present in spirit though absent in body.
the soul regarded as separating from the body at death.
conscious, incorporeal being, as opposed to matter:
the world of spirit.
a supernatural, incorporeal being, especially one inhabiting a place, object, etc., or having a particular character:
a fairy, sprite, or elf.
an angel or demon.
an attitude or principle that inspires, animates, or pervades thought, feeling, or action:
the spirit of reform.
(initial capital letter) the divine influence as an agency working in the human heart.
a divine, inspiring, or animating being or influence. Num. 11:25; Is. 32:15.
(initial capital letter) the third person of the Trinity; Holy Spirit.
the soul or heart as the seat of feelings or sentiments, or as prompting to action:
a man of broken spirit.
spirits, feelings or mood with regard to exaltation or depression:
low spirits; good spirits.
excellent disposition or attitude in terms of vigor, courage, firmness of intent, etc.; mettle:
That’s the spirit!
temper or disposition:
meek in spirit.
an individual as characterized by a given attitude, disposition, character, action, etc.:
A few brave spirits remained to face the danger.
the dominant tendency or character of anything:
the spirit of the age.
vigorous sense of membership in a group:
the general meaning or intent of a statement, document, etc. (opposed to letter):
the spirit of the law.
Chemistry. the essence or active principle of a substance as extracted in liquid form, especially by distillation.
Often, spirits. a strong distilled alcoholic liquor.
Chiefly British. alcohol.
Pharmacology. a solution in alcohol of an essential or volatile principle; essence (def 3).
any of certain subtle fluids formerly supposed to permeate the body.
the Spirit, God.
pertaining to something that works by burning alcoholic spirits:
a spirit stove.
of or relating to spiritualist bodies or activities.
verb (used with object)
to animate with fresh ardor or courage; inspirit.
to encourage; urge on or stir up, as to action.
to carry off mysteriously or secretly (often followed by away or off):
His captors spirited him away.
out of spirits, in low spirits; depressed:
We were feeling out of spirits after so many days of rain.
the force or principle of life that animates the body of living things
temperament or disposition: truculent in spirit
liveliness; mettle: they set to it with spirit
the fundamental, emotional, and activating principle of a person; will: the experience broke his spirit
a sense of loyalty or dedication: team spirit
the prevailing element; feeling: a spirit of joy pervaded the atmosphere
state of mind or mood; attitude: he did it in the wrong spirit
(pl) an emotional state, esp with regard to exaltation or dejection: in high spirits
a person characterized by some activity, quality, or disposition: a leading spirit of the movement
the deeper more significant meaning as opposed to a pedantic interpretation: the spirit of the law
that which constitutes a person’s intangible being as contrasted with his physical presence: I shall be with you in spirit
an incorporeal being, esp the soul of a dead person
(as modifier): spirit world
usually foll by away or off. to carry off mysteriously or secretly
(often foll by up) to impart animation or determination to
(often pl) any distilled alcoholic liquor such as brandy, rum, whisky, or gin
an aqueous solution of ethanol, esp one obtained by distillation
the active principle or essence of a substance, extracted as a liquid, esp by distillation
a solution of a volatile substance, esp a volatile oil, in alcohol
(as modifier): a spirit burner
(alchemy) any of the four substances sulphur, mercury, sal ammoniac, or arsenic
noun the Spirit
another name for the Holy Spirit
God, esp when regarded as transcending material limitations
the influence of God or divine things upon the soul
(Christian Science) God or divine substance
spirit spir·it (spĭr’ĭt)
spirits An alcohol solution of an essential or volatile substance.
spirits An alcoholic beverage, especially distilled liquor.
A liquid that has been distilled.
(Heb. ruah; Gr. pneuma), properly wind or breath. In 2 Thess. 2:8 it means “breath,” and in Eccl. 8:8 the vital principle in man. It also denotes the rational, immortal soul by which man is distinguished (Acts 7:59; 1 Cor. 5:5; 6:20; 7:34), and the soul in its separate state (Heb. 12:23), and hence also an apparition (Job 4:15; Luke 24:37, 39), an angel (Heb. 1:14), and a demon (Luke 4:36; 10:20). This word is used also metaphorically as denoting a tendency (Zech. 12:10; Luke 13:11). In Rom. 1:4, 1 Tim. 3:16, 2 Cor. 3:17, 1 Pet. 3:18, it designates the divine nature.
noun 1. an archaeological site in Thailand that has produced evidence of very early plant domestication in Southeast Asia, dated c7000 b.c.
noun, Navigation. 1. a wet compass filled with a mixture of alcohol and water.
adjective 1. having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, liveliness, etc.: a spirited defense of poetry. noun 1. the principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul. 2. the incorporeal part of humans: present in spirit though absent in body. 3. the soul regarded as separating […]
adjective 1. having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, liveliness, etc.: a spirited defense of poetry. adjective 1. displaying animation, vigour, or liveliness 2. (in combination) characterized by mood, temper, or disposition as specified: high-spirited, public-spirited