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Definitions of spirit

  1. To carry away suddenly or secretly: often with off or away: Spirit, the third person of the Trinity; the Holy Spirit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To incite; to convey secretly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To carry off; kidnap; followed by away. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To animate; to excite; to encourage; to kidnap, or bear away surreptitiously. The Spirit, the Divine Being, as animating, especially man, in a spiritual manner; the Holy Spirit. Spirit of wine, pure alcohol. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To convey away rapidly and secretly, as by a spirit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the vital principle or animating force within living things Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Alcoholic liquors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A rough breathing; an aspirate, as the letter h; also, a mark to denote aspiration; a breathing. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it has left the body. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Tenuous, volatile, airy, or vapory substance, possessed of active qualities. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Any liquid produced by distillation; especially, alcohol, the spirits, or spirit, of wine (it having been first distilled from wine): -- often in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Rum, whisky, brandy, gin, and other distilled liquors having much alcohol, in distinction from wine and malt liquors. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. A solution in alcohol of a volatile principle. Cf. Tincture. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment). Newage Dictionary DB
  28. Stannic chloride. See under Stannic. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; -- sometimes followed by up. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. The soul; immortal, nonphysical part of man; any supernatural being, as a ghost or fairy; courage, energy, and liveliness; as, the troops advanced with spirit; power of mind, moral or intellectual; as, "the spirit is willing"; condition of mind, temper, or disposition; as, the spirit of the army was loyal; enthusiasm for an object; as, school spirit; real meaning; as, the tone of the words contradicted their spirit; a strong distilled alcoholic liquor, as whisky, etc.; a solution in alcohol of certain drugs; as, spirit of ammonia; alcohol. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. A ghost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Vital force: the soul: a ghost: mental disposition: enthusiasm: real meaning: 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Soul; thinking part of man; ghost; disposition; energy; volatile liquid obtained by distiliation; alcohol. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. The Spirit, the Holy Ghost. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. The part of man that is capable of thought, feeling, and will; the soul. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Ardor; dash. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Distilled liquor, especially alcohol. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Spiritual substance or being, or selfconscious life; a spiritual being; a supernatural being; the spiritual part in man or soul; a disembodied soul or ghost; animal excitement; ardour; elevation or vehemence of mind; vigour of intellect; genius; disposition; turn of mind; temper; a man of vigour and enterprise; a man of superior ability; essential quality; active quality or essence of a thing; meaning; a strong distilled liquor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. An intelligent being imperceptible to the senses; an immaterial substance; the soul of man; a spectre or ghost; ardour; courage; temper or disposition of mind; the intellectual powers of man, as distinct from the body; a man of life, fire, and enterprise; purest part of a body; essential quality; a liquid, as brandy, whisky, or rum, obtained by distilling a fermented vegetable extract; real meaning, as opposed to the letter; in Scrip., sometimes the renewed nature of man; the immortal part of man; pre-eminently, the Holy Spirit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for spirit

  1. A little less grace; a little more spirit – Black Jack by Max Brand
  2. " I have always paid you for everything I have bought of you," said David, with some spirit – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
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