spirit


spirit
1. noun /ˈspɪɹɪt,ˈspiɹɪt,ˈspɪɹɪt/
a) The undying essence of a human. The soul.

School spirit is at an all-time high.

b) A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.

In the spirit of forgiveness, we didnt press charges.

See Also: community spirit, free spirit, Holy Spirit, in good spirits, in spirit, in the spirit it was meant, kindred spirit, methlyated spirit, party spirit, petroleum spirit, proof spirit, pyroacetic spirit, rectified spirit, shad-spirit, spirited, spiritous, spiritual, spiritually, spirituality, spirit away, spirit gum, spirit lamp, spirit level, spirit off, spirit of hartshorn, spirit of salt, spirit of the law, spirit of turpentine, spirit of vitriol, spirit of wine, spirit rapper, spirit rapping, spirit stove, spirit world, spirit writing, surgical spirit, team spirit, thats the spirit, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, white spirit, wood spirit, zombie spirit
2. verb /ˈspɪɹɪt,ˈspiɹɪt,ˈspɪɹɪt/
To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.

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