Associations to the word «Spirit»

Wiktionary

SPIRIT, noun. The collective souls of man or another entity.
SPIRIT, noun. A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.
SPIRIT, noun. Enthusiasm.
SPIRIT, noun. The manner or style of something.
SPIRIT, noun. (usually in the plural) A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.
SPIRIT, noun. Energy; ardour.
SPIRIT, noun. One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.
SPIRIT, noun. Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; often in the plural.
SPIRIT, noun. (obsolete) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
SPIRIT, noun. (obsolete) A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter h; also, a mark denoting aspiration.
SPIRIT, noun. Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement.
SPIRIT, noun. (alchemy) (obsolete) Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
SPIRIT, noun. (dyeing) stannic chloride
SPIRIT, verb. To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.
SPIRIT, verb. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; sometimes followed by up.
SPIRIT, proper noun. (Christianity) Alternative term for Holy Spirit.
SPIRIT AWAY, verb. (transitive) To remove without anyone's noticing.
SPIRIT BEAR, noun. (to native Alaskans) Kermode bear
SPIRIT DUPLICATOR, noun. An early document copier using alcohol-based solvents.
SPIRIT DUPLICATORS, noun. Plural of spirit duplicator
SPIRIT FINGERS, noun. A cheerleading move with outstretched arms and fingers wiggling up and down.
SPIRIT LAMP, noun. A lamp that burns a volatile liquid fuel such as alcohol, ethanol or denatured alcohol.
SPIRIT LAMPS, noun. Plural of spirit lamp
SPIRIT LEVEL, noun. A tool employing a chamber with a colored liquid (usually alcohol, hence spirit) and an air bubble, used to determine a horizontal or vertical reference line.
SPIRIT LEVELS, noun. Plural of spirit level
SPIRIT OF GOD, proper noun. (Christianity) (now disused) An epithet of the Holy Spirit.
SPIRIT OF MINDERERUS, noun. (archaic) An aqueous solution of acetate of ammonium.
SPIRIT OF NITRE, noun. (obsolete) Nitric acid.
SPIRIT OF SALT, noun. (obsolete) (inorganic compound) An old name of hydrochloric acid.
SPIRIT OF THE LAW, noun. The interpretation of the law towards the end of providing justice, even if this interpretation does not fall within the law as written.
SPIRIT OF VITRIOL, noun. (chemistry) (obsolete) sulfuric acid
SPIRIT OF WINE, noun. (alchemy) Aqua vitae prepared by distilling wine.
SPIRIT OF WINE, noun. Brandy that has been repeatedly distilled.
SPIRIT PATH, noun. A spirit way.
SPIRIT PATHS, noun. Plural of spirit path
SPIRIT ROAD, noun. A spirit way.
SPIRIT ROADS, noun. Plural of spirit road
SPIRIT WAY, noun. An ornate road leading to a Chinese tomb of a major dignitary.
SPIRIT WAYS, noun. Plural of spirit way

Dictionary definition

SPIRIT, noun. The vital principle or animating force within living things.
SPIRIT, 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".
SPIRIT, noun. A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.
SPIRIT, noun. Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.
SPIRIT, noun. 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".
SPIRIT, noun. The intended meaning of a communication.
SPIRIT, noun. Animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it".
SPIRIT, noun. An inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart".
SPIRIT, verb. Infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne