a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
animation and energy in action or expression
the intended meaning of a communication
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
infuse with spirit
the vital principle or animating force within living things
any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.
A rough breathing; an aspirate, as the letter h; also, a mark to denote aspiration; a breathing.
Life, or living substance, considered independently of corporeal existence; an intelligence conceived of apart from any physical organization or embodiment; vital essence, force, or energy, as distinct from matter.
The intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of man; the soul, in distinction from the body in which it resides; the agent or subject of vital and spiritual functions, whether spiritual or material.
Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it has left the body.
Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf.
Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc.
One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper; as, a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit.
Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state;
Intent; real meaning;
Tenuous, volatile, airy, or vapory substance, possessed of active qualities.
Any liquid produced by distillation; especially, alcohol, the spirits, or spirit, of wine (it having been first distilled from wine):
Rum, whisky, brandy, gin, and other distilled liquors having much alcohol, in distinction from wine and malt liquors.
A solution in alcohol of a volatile principle. cf. tincture.
Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).
Stannic chloride. see under stannic.
To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men;
To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap;