Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spirit

8 senses of spirit

Sense 1
spirit -- (the vital principle or animating force within living things)
       => vital principle, life principle -- (a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed)

Sense 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")
       => atmosphere, ambiance, ambience -- (a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement")

Sense 3
spirit -- (a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character)
       => character, fiber, fibre -- (the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer)

Sense 4
spirit, disembodied spirit -- (any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings)
       => spiritual being, supernatural being -- (an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events)

Sense 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")
       => emotion -- (any strong feeling)

Sense 6
intent, purport, spirit -- (the intended meaning of a communication)
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 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")
       => animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification -- (quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous)

Sense 8
heart, spirit -- (an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart")
       => disposition, temperament -- (your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spirit

1 sense of spirit

Sense 1
spirit, spirit up, inspirit -- (infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up")
       => enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate -- (make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit")

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