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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
spirit (noun)
1.
an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
2.
a supernatural being or essence as
a) capitalized - holy spirit
b) - soul
c) an often malevolent being that is bodiless but can become visible , specifically - ghost
d) a malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being
3.
temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated - in high spirits
4.
the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person
5.
a) the activating or essential principle influencing a person - acted in a spirit of helpfulness
b) an inclination, impulse, or tendency of a specified kind - mood
6.
a) a special attitude or frame of mind - the money-making spirit was for a time driven back J. A. Froude
b) the feeling, quality, or disposition characterizing something - undertaken in a spirit of fun
7.
a lively or brisk quality in a person or a person's actions
8.
a person having a character or disposition of a specified nature
9.
a mental disposition characterized by firmness or assertiveness - denied the charge with spirit
10.
a) as - distillate
(1) the liquid containing ethanol and water that is distilled from an alcoholic liquid or mash - often used in plural
(2) any of various volatile liquids obtained by distillation or cracking (as of petroleum, shale, or wood) - often used in plural
b) a usually volatile organic solvent (as an alcohol, ester, or hydrocarbon)
11.
a) prevailing tone or tendency - spirit of the age
b) general intent or real meaning - spirit of the law
12.
an alcoholic solution of a volatile substance - spirit of camphor
13.
enthusiastic loyalty - school spirit
14.
capitalized Christian Science - god courage
spirit (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to infuse with spirit , especially - animate hope and apprehension of feasibleness spirits all industry John Goodman
2.
to carry off usually secretly or mysteriously - was hustled into a … motorcar and spirited off to the country W. L. Shirer
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
spirit (noun)
1.
an immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power
SYNONIMS:
psyche, spirit
RELATED WORDS:
life, vitality; being, essence, quintessence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
body, flesh
spirit (noun)
2.
a state of mind dominated by a particular emotion
SYNONIMS:
cheer, feather, humor, mode, spirit, temper
RELATED WORDS:
angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment; strain; belief, conviction, judgment ( judgement), mind, opinion; expression, tone, vein; character, disposition, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, temper, temperament; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
spirit (noun)
3.
the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
SYNONIMS:
apparition, bogey ( bogie bogy), familiar spirit, hant, haunt, materialization, phantasm ( fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter ( spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith
RELATED WORDS:
angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni ( jinn djinni djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger ( doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie ( zombi); cacodemon, demon ( daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp
spirit (noun)
Array
a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk
SYNONIMS:
aqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch, inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice, liquor, lush, moonshine, potable, rum, sauce, spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tipple
RELATED WORDS:
aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy []; mead, sake ( saki), wine; barley-bree ( barley-broo) [], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey ( whisky); Dutch courage
nonintoxicant
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