(noun, verb)


1. the vital principle or animating force within living things

Definition categories: person

2. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Similar word(s): feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, tone

Definition categories: state, ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

3. a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

Definition categories: attribute, character, fiber, fibre

4. any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

Definition categories: person

5. the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

- he was in good spirits

- his spirit rose

Definition categories: state, emotion

6. the intended meaning of a communication

Similar word(s): intent, purport

Definition categories: communication, import, meaning, significance, signification

7. animation and energy in action or expression

Similar word(s): life, liveliness, sprightliness

Definition categories: attribute, animation, brio, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification

8. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

Similar word(s): heart

Definition categories: attribute, disposition, temperament

Sentences with spirit as a noun:

- A wandering spirit haunts the island.

- School spirit is at an all-time high.

- In the spirit of forgiveness, we didn't press charges.

- a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit

- to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be down-hearted, or in bad spirits

- the spirit of an enterprise, or of a document


1. infuse with spirit

- The company spirited him up

Similar word(s): inspirit

Definition categories: change, animate, enliven, invigorate, liven

Sentences with spirit as a verb:

- Civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men.