HyperDic: spirit

English > 9 senses of the word spirit:
NOUNperson spiritthe vital principle or animating force within living things
statespirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smellthe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
attributespirita fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
person spirit, disembodied spiritany incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
statespirit, emotional statethe state / state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
communicationspirit, intent, purportthe intended meaning / meaning of a communication
attributespirit, liveliness, life, sprightlinessanimation and energy in action or expression / expression
attributespirit, heartan inclination or tendency of a certain kind
VERBchangespirit, spirit up, inspiritinfuse with spirit
spirit > pronunciation
Soundsspih'raht; spih'riht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe vital principle or animating force within living things.
Narrowersoul, psycheThe immaterial part of a person
Broadervital principle, life principleA hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
Spanishalma, espíritu
Catalanesperit
Verbsspiritizeimbue with a spirit / spirit / spirit / spirit
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
Synonymstone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell
NarrowerHollywoodA flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
ZeitgeistThe spirit of the time
Broaderatmosphere, ambiance, ambienceA particular environment or surrounding influence
Verbsspiritinfuse with spirit
spiritizeimbue with a spirit / spirit / spirit / spirit
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.
Narrowercourage, courageousness, bravery, bravenessA quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
cowardice, cowardlinessThe trait of lacking courage
Broadercharacter, fiber, fibreThe inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
Spanishánimo
Catalanànim, empenta
Verbsspiritizeimbue with a spirit / spirit / spirit / spirit
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningAny incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.
Synonymdisembodied spirit
Narrowerapparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, specter, spectreA ghostly appearing figure
banshee, banshie(Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
controlA spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
evil spiritA spirit tending to cause harm
familiar, familiar spiritA spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch / witch or wizard
genie, jinni, jinnee, djinni, djinny, djinn(Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
kachinaA deified spirit of the Pueblo people
numenA spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)
peri(Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
presenceAn invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
pythonA soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit
sylvan, silvanA spirit that lives in or frequents the woods
thunderbird(mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning / lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird
zombi, zombie, zombi spirit, zombie spirit(voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
Broaderspiritual being, supernatural beingAn incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
Spanishalma, espíritu, ser espiritual
Catalanesperit
Adjectivesspiritualresembling or characteristic of a phantom
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningThe state / state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection).
Examples
  • "he was in good spirits"
  • "his spirit rose"
Synonymemotional state
Narrowerecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptusA state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
embarrassmentThe state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
gratification, satisfactionstate of being gratified or satisfied
happiness, felicitystate of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
stateA state of depression or agitation
unhappinessstate characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
BroaderemotionAny strong feeling
Spanishánimo, espíritu, estado de ánimo, estado emocional, humor
Catalanànim, esperit, estat d'ànim, estat emocional, humor
Verbsspiritinfuse with spirit
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningThe intended meaning / meaning of a communication.
Synonymsintent, purport
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishintención, significado
Catalanintenció
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 7, attribute
Meaninganimation and energy in action or expression / expression.
Synonymsliveliness, life, sprightliness
Attributeslivelyfull of life and energy
Narrowerairiness, delicacylightness in movement or manner
alacrity, briskness, smartnessliveliness and eagerness
breeziness, jauntinessA breezy liveliness
elanenthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vimAn imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
espritliveliness of mind or spirit
exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullienceoverflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
high-spiritednessexuberant liveliness
irrepressibility, buoyancyirrepressible liveliness and good spirit
pep, peppiness, gingerliveliness and energy
pertnessQuality of being lively and confident
Broaderanimation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivificationQuality of being active or spirited / spirited / spirited or alive and vigorous / vigorous
Spanishlozanía, vida, vivacidad, viveza
Catalanvida, vivesa, vivor
Verbsspiritinfuse with spirit
spiritizeimbue with a spirit / spirit / spirit / spirit
English > spirit: 9 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningAn inclination or tendency of a certain kind.
Synonymheart
Broaderdisposition, temperamentYour usual / usual mood
Spanishánimo, espíritu
Catalanànim, esperit
English > spirit: 9 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninginfuse with spirit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The company spirited him up"
Synonymsspirit up, inspirit
Broaderenliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animatemake lively / lively
Spanishanimar, inspirar
Nounsspiritanimation and energy in action or expression / expression
spiritthe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
spiritthe state / state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

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