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Noun spirit has 8 senses
  1. spirit - the vital principle or animating force within living things
    --1 is a kind of
    vital principle, life principle
    --1 has particulars: soul, psyche
    Derived form: verb spiritize1
  2. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
    --2 is a kind of atmosphere, ambiance, ambience
    --2 has particulars: Hollywood; Zeitgeist
    Derived forms: verb spirit1, verb spiritize1
  3. spirit - a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
    --3 is a kind of
    character, fiber, fibre
    --3 has particulars:
     courage, courageousness, bravery; cowardice, cowardliness
    Derived form: verb spiritize1
  4. spirit, disembodied spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
    --4 is a kind of spiritual being, supernatural being
    --4 has particulars:
     control; evil spirit; banshee; genie, jinni, jinnee, djinni, djinny; familiar, familiar spirit; peri; apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, specter, spectre; presence; numen; python; sylvan, silvan; thunderbird; zombi, zombie, zombi spirit, zombie spirit
  5. emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
    --5 is a kind of emotion
    --5 has particulars:
     embarrassment; ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus; gratification, satisfaction; happiness, felicity; state; unhappiness
    Derived form: verb spirit1
  6. intent, purport, spirit - the intended meaning of a communication
    --6 is a kind of meaning, significance, signification, import
  7. liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
    --7 is a kind of animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification
    --7 has particulars:
     airiness, delicacy; alacrity, briskness; energy, vigor, vigour, vim; elan; esprit; breeziness, jauntiness; irrepressibility, buoyancy; high-spiritedness; exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience; pep, peppiness, ginger
    Derived forms: verb spirit1, verb spiritize1
  8. heart, spirit - an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"
    --8 is a kind of disposition, temperament
Verb spirit has 1 sense
  1. spirit, spirit up, inspirit - infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up"
    --1 is one way to enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate
    Derived forms: noun spirit7, noun spirit5, noun spirit2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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