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Dictionary definition for: Spirit

1. (n) the vital principle or animating force within living things

2. (v) infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one''s character

5. (n) any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

6. (n) 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"

7. (n) the intended meaning of a communication

8. (n) animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

9. (n) an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"

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