- The soul of a person or other creature. What moves through experience into self-definition as souls purpose.
- A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.
- The manner or style of something.
- (usually in the plural) A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.
- Energy; ardour.
- One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.
- Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; often in the plural.
- (obsolete) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
- (obsolete) A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter h; also, a mark denoting aspiration.
- Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement.
- (alchemy, obsolete) Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
- (dyeing) Stannic chloride.
- […] St. Bede’s at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger’s mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
- […] a triumph of the spirit over the flesh.
- A wandering spirit haunts the island.
- Whilst young, preserve his tender mind from all impressions and notions of spirits and goblins […] in the dark.
- School spirit is at an all-time high.
- No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or […] . And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.
- In the spirit of forgiveness, we didn’t press charges.
- A perfect judge will read each work of wit / With the same spirit that its author writ.
- “Write it then, quickly,” replied Bede; and summoning all his spirits together, like the last blaze of a candle going out, he indited it, and expired.
- a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit
- Such spirits as he desired to please, such would I choose for my judges.
- to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be down-hearted, or in bad spirits
- God has […] made a spirit of building succeed a spirit of pulling down.
- For else he sure had left not one aliue,>br>But all in his reuenge of spirite would depriue.
- But the milde air with season moderateGently attempred, and disposd so well,That still it breathed forth sweet spirit & holesome smell.
- Be it a letter or spirit, we have great use of it.
- the spirit of an enterprise, or of a document
- the four spirits and the bodies seven
- To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.
- To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; sometimes followed by up.
- I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of antiquity.
- Civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men.
- Many officers and private men, who now spirit up and assist those obstinate people to continue in their rebellion.
- Agent noun of sanitize; one who sanitizes; a product that provides a sanitized result (e.g. a hand sanitizer).