|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|
|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)|
"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|
|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|
"he had a change of heart"
|9.||[ verb ] infuse with spirit|
"The company spirited him up"
|Related terms:||enliven liveliness|