1. [ noun ] (religion) the vital principle or animating force within living things
Related terms: vital_principle soul spiritize
2. [ noun ] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
Synonyms: feeling tone flavor feel smell flavour look

"the feel of the city excited him" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "it had the smell of treason"

Related terms: atmosphere hollywood zeitgeist look feel spiritize
3. [ noun ] a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
Related terms: character courage cowardice spiritize
4. [ noun ] any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Synonyms: disembodied_spirit
Related terms: spiritual_being banshee apparition presence genie sylvan numen familiar peri evil_spirit thunderbird zombi python control
5. [ noun ] the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
Synonyms: emotional_state

"his emotional state depended on her opinion" "he was in good spirits" "his spirit rose"

Related terms: emotion gratification ecstasy happiness state embarrassment unhappiness
6. [ noun ] the intended meaning of a communication
Synonyms: intent purport
Related terms: meaning aim
7. [ noun ] animation and energy in action or expression
Synonyms: life sprightliness liveliness

"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

Related terms: animation exuberance energy breeziness high-spiritedness alacrity elan irrepressibility esprit airiness pep lively
8. [ noun ] an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
Synonyms: heart

"he had a change of heart"

Related terms: disposition
9. [ verb ] infuse with spirit
Synonyms: inspirit spirit_up

"The company spirited him up"

Related terms: enliven liveliness
Similar spelling:   spirits