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Spirit appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Hero to manipulative 'No Emo’ spirit, I rip someone vital up in a motor, eh?
  • Not a spirit-senser, a man in a mania grabbed at a deb bargain a man in a mare’s nest I rip sat on.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun spirit:


The word spirit is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun spirit

What does spirit mean as a name of something?

Spirit is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • spirit: spirits
  • Spirit: Spirits

  1. the vital principle or animating force within living things
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: life principle / vital principle = a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
    • more specific words: psyche / soul = the immaterial part of a person
  2. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  3. a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
  4. any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of spirit: disembodied spirit
    • more generic terms: spiritual being / supernatural being = an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
    • more specific terms:
      • control = a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
      • evil spirit = a spirit tending to cause harm
      • banshee / banshie = a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
      • djinni / djinny / jinnee / djinn / genie / jinni = an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
      • familiar spirit / familiar = a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
      • peri = a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
      • apparition / phantasma / phantasm / fantasm / phantom / specter / spectre = a ghostly appearing figure
      • presence = an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
      • kachina = a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
      • numen = a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place
      • python = a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit
      • silvan / sylvan = a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods
      • thunderbird = the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird
      • zombie spirit / zombi spirit / zombie / zombi = a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
  5. the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
  6. the intended meaning of a communication
  7. animation and energy in action or expression
  8. an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

Alternative definition of the noun spirit


  1. The undying essence of a human. The soul.
  2. A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.
  3. See enthusiasm.
  4. The manner or style of something.
  5. [usually, plural] A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.
  6. See Energy.

Definition of the verb spirit

What does spirit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: spirited | spiriting | spirits

  1. infuse with spirit


Spirit a.k.a. Ethanol: Commonly referred to simply as alcohol or spirits, ethanol is also called ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol. It is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts. It is a neurotoxic psychoactive drug and one of the oldest recreational drugs used by humans. It can cause alcohol intoxication when consumed in sufficient quantity. Ethanol is used as a solvent, an antiseptic, a fuel and the active fluid in modern thermometers. It is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a strong chemical odor.


  1. "Spirit" a.k.a. "Fearless", also known as Huo Yuanjia in Chinese, and as Jet Li's Fearless in the United Kingdom and in the United States, is a 2006 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu and starring Jet Li. It is loosely based on the life of Huo Yuanjia, a Chinese martial artist who challenged foreign fighters in highly publicised events, restoring pride and nationalism to China at a time when Western imperialism and Japanese manipulation were eroding the country in the final years of the Qing Dynasty before the birth of the Republic of China. Li stated in an interview that this film is his last wushu martial arts epic, a point also made in the film's television promotions and other publicity.
  2. "Spirit" is a 2012 Malayalam film written and directed by Ranjith. The film primarily focuses on the increasing habits of alcoholism in Kerala. It stars Mohanlal, Kaniha and Shankar Ramakrishnan in the lead roles while Madhu, Lena Abhilash, Nandu, Kalpana and Thilakan play notable supporting roles. The film released on 14 June to overwhelming positive critical reviews. It completed hundred days of theatrical run in Kerala which was a Super-Hit at the box office.
  3. Spirit a.k.a. Soul is a 2009 South Korean crime horror television drama series, starring Lim Ju-eun and Lee Seo-jin. It is about a high school girl possessed by spirits and the criminal profiler who exploits her powers in his quest for justice, played by Im and Lee respectively. It aired on MBC from August 5 to September 3, 2009 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 10 episodes.
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  4. "Spirit" a.k.a. "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. It follows the adventures of a young Kiger Mustang stallion living in the 19th century wild west. The film, written by John Fusco and directed by Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In contrast to the way animals are portrayed in an anthropomorphic style in other animated features, Spirit and his fellow horses communicate with each other through sounds and body language. Spirit's thoughts are narrated by his voice actor Matt Damon, but otherwise he has no dialogue.
  5. "Spirit" is a film.
  6. "Spirit" a.k.a. "Spiriti" is a 2012 documentary, short, drama film directed by Yukai Ebisuno, Raffaella Mantegazza.
  7. "Spirit" is a 2012 Telly Award winning film.


  1. "Spirit" is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis, released by Syco Music in November 2007 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, followed by a worldwide release during early 2008. After winning the third series of reality singing contest The X Factor in December 2006, Lewis began recording the album in Sweden, the United Kingdom and United States, working with a variety of writers and producers. Critics praised the album for creating a contemporary album using such a variety of producers, and for showcasing Lewis's voice, though criticised her "lack of personality". The release of the album marked Lewis as the first winner of a major television talent show in both the UK and US to be given a major global launch with a debut album.
    • also known as Spirit (Deluxe Edition), Spirit: The Deluxe Edition
    • genres: Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
    • released on (8 years ago)
    • some of the awards:
        • Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album nomination for Leona Lewis
        • Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year nomination for Leona Lewis
        • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Album nomination for Leona Lewis
        • NME Award for Worst Album nomination for Leona Lewis
        • Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist nomination for Leona Lewis
        • Echo Award for Best International Newcomer nomination for Leona Lewis
  2. "Spirit" is the second album by singer/songwriter Jewel, released in 1998 by Atlantic. Singles include "Hands", "Down So Long," and a newly recorded version of "Jupiter," followed by a remix of "What's Simple Is True" to promote Jewel's debut film Ride with the Devil. In addition, a one track CD containing a live version of "Life Uncommon" was released to music stores in hopes to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity.
  3. "Spirit" is the first full-length album by the Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie. It was released on June 1, 2006 by Fear Dark Records and re-released by Twilight Records in 2007.
  4. "Spirit" is the seventh studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1976 on Columbia Records. The album reached number 2 on the Billboard Pop and R&B Albums Chart and has been certified double platinum in the US by the RIAA. Charles Stepney died during the sessions for Spirit, and Maurice White took over fully the arranging and production duties for the band.
  5. "Spirit" is the third album by Finnish glam metal band Reckless Love, released on 2 September 2013 through Spinefarm Records / Universal Music. The album peaked at No. 3 on Finland Albums Top 50 music chart.
  6. "Spirit" is the 11th album by John Denver, released in August 1976. After the full-blown success of Windsong and its accompanying hit singles, this album began a downward chart trend for the singer, although he continued to have hits on the adult contemporary charts. This album was re-released with bonus tracks.
    • genre: Folk music
    • released in (39 years ago)
  7. "Spirit": Spirit's self-titled, experimental debut album was marked by Jay Ferguson's eclectic writing style, Syd Barrett's psychotropism and Jim Morrison's West Coast bohemianism. The result was commercially successful, garnered significant underground FM airtime and the album reached #31 on the Billboard LP charts. The band later curtailed its psychedelia and focused on a broader array of genres.
  8. "Spirit" is an album by country music singer Willie Nelson. The album differs from Nelson's other albums because of the use of fewer instruments and has a more classical/Spanish influence than others. Nelson's sister Bobbie plays piano.
  9. "Spirit" is the seventh single released by British gothic rock band Bauhaus. It was released in 7" format on the Beggars Banquet label as a regular release with the band's distinctive logo on both sides and as a picture disc in a clear vinyl pouch with white text printed on the reverse. It peaked at No. 42 in the UK Singles Chart.
  10. "Spirit" is the second studio album by Indonesian rock band J-Rocks, released on 2007 in Indonesia by Aquarius Musikindo.
  11. "Spirit" is the tenth studio album of Japanese singer-songwriter Hitomi. The album was formally released on April 27, 2011 under the independent label Maximum 10.
  12. "Spirit" is This Condition's third EP, a five-track album recorded in April 2010. It was released on July 27, 2010 through online retailers and digital music stores, as well as a physical release through the band's online merch store. Recorded in Boonton, NJ's The Pilot Studio with producer Rob Freeman, whom the band had worked with on three singles in 2009, the album features five new tracks, including "Go" and "Stay Right Here".
  13. "Spirit" was the second album by Sean Maguire, released in June 1996. Maguire spend most of 1995 and the beginning of 1996 recording the album while simultaneously juggling his acting career in Dangerfield.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (19 years ago)
  14. "Spirit" is a 12-inch single, released in 1994 by the acid-house group Phuture, one of a series of releases that the group recorded for Strictly Rhythm Records.
  15. "Spirit" is an album by guitarist Preston Reed, released in 2007. It was the third release on Reed's own label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (8 years ago)
  16. "Spirit" is a musical single of Bauhaus.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  17. "Spirit" is a musical album of Geoffrey Oryema.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  18. "Spirit" is a musical single of Golden Soul, Maureen Parker, Clay Acox.
    • released on (14 years ago)


Spirit is a record label.


  1. Spirit a.k.a. Sicily Sewell is an American actress. She is sometimes credited in film or television as simply with a mononym Sicily.
  2. Spirit is a musician, musical artist, record producer, composer.

There are other people with in their name, like Don Spirit, Majk Spirit, Spirit Blue, Spirit Spine, Astrid Spirit, Martin Spirit, Spirit Warrior, Wandering Spirit, Sarah Lorraine Spirit and many others.


  1. Spirit was an American jazz/hard rock/progressive rock/psychedelic band founded in 1967, based in Los Angeles, California. Their most commercially successful single in the US was "I Got A Line On You", but they were also known for their albums including The Family That Plays Together, Clear, and Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus.
    • also known as Randy California and Spirit
    • members:
    • genres: Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock
    • albums: "The Family That Plays Together", "The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus", "Son of Spirit", "Spirit of ’76", "Made in Germany Live Rockpalast", "The Adventures of Kaptain Kopter & Commander Cassidy in Potato Land", "Rapture in the Chambers", "California Blues", "Chronicles 1967–1992", "Farther Along", "Future Games", "Spirit", "The Mercury Years", "Live at the Rainbow 1978", "Time Circle", "Live at La Paloma", "Blues From the Soul", "Clear", "The Thirteenth Dream", "Feedback", "Model Shop", "I Got a Line on You", "The Best of Spirit", "Tent of Miracles", "Best: Mr. Skin", "Son of America" (disc 1), "The Very Best of Spirit 100%Proof", "Four Seasons: Spring EP", "The Original Potatoland"
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  2. Spirit is a musical group.
    • album: "Ghetto Calypso"
  3. Spirit is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Spirit 84, Spirit gum, Spirit Web, 23rd spirit, Blue Spirit, Deep.Spirit, Free Spirit, Hell Spirit, Spirit Club, Spirit Feel, Team Spirit, Delta Spirit, Human spirit, Spirit guide, Spirit level, Urban Spirit, White spirit, Celtic Spirit, Indian Spirit and Sacred Spirit.


  1. Spirit, is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is the G.I. Joe Team's original tracker and debuted in 1984.
  2. Spirit is a fictional character from the 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
  3. Spirit is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Spirit.
    • also known as The Spirit, Denny Colt

There are other characters with in their name, like Free Spirit, Spirit King, Water Spirit, Arnold Spirit, Spirit of '76, spirit of ’76, Spirit Warrior, The Evil Spirit, The Great Spirit, The Unholy Spirit, Spirit of Christmas, Spirit of Vengeance, The Spirit of the West, Native Two-Spirit Woman.


  1. Spirit is a town in Price County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 315 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Spirit is located in the town.
  2. Spirit a.k.a. John Denver "Spirit" statue: The John Denver “Spirit” statue is a 2002 bronze sculpture by US sculptor Sue DiCicco. As of 2014 it is awaiting installation at the new home of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. It was cast at Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, California, and was named "Spirit" by Rolland Smith, who served as master of ceremonies at the unveiling in October 2002. The statue was financed by Denver's fans.

There are other places with in their name, like Spirit Lake, Spirit house, Spirit River, Spirit Catcher, Spirit Mountain, Spirit of Belfast, Spirit of St. Louis, The Spirit of Detroit, Church of the Holy Spirit, Spirit of St. Louis Airport and Holy Spirit University of Kaslik.


  1. Spirit: The English word spirit has many differing meanings and connotations, most of them relating to a non-corporeal substance contrasted with the material body. The word spirit is often used metaphysically to refer to the consciousness or personality. The notions of a person's spirit and soul often also overlap, as both contrast with body and both are understood as surviving the bodily death in religion and occultism, and "spirit" can also have the sense of "ghost", i.e. a manifestation of the spirit of a deceased person.
  2. Spirit, also known as MER-A or MER-2, is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010. It was one of two rovers of NASA's ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission. It landed successfully on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity, landed on the other side of the planet. Its name was chosen through a NASA-sponsored student essay competition. The rover became stuck in late 2009, and its last communication with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010.
  3. The Spirit is a fictional masked crimefighter created by cartoonist Will Eisner. He first appeared June 2, 1940 in "The Spirit Section", the colloquial name given to a 16-page Sunday supplement, distributed to 20 newspapers by the Register and Tribune Syndicate and reaching five million readers during the 1940s. From the 1960s to 1980s, a handful of new Eisner Spirit stories appeared in Harvey Comics and elsewhere, and Warren Publishing and Kitchen Sink Press variously reprinted the feature in black-and-white comics magazines and in color comic books. In the 1990s and 2000s, Kitchen Sink Press and DC Comics also published new Spirit stories by other writers and artists.
    • also known as Denny Colt, The Spirit
  4. Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad running iOS 3.1.2 through 3.2. It was developed by Wii homebrew developer comex. Spirit allows users to install software not approved by Apple on their iDevices. It is available for the Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms. It continues the extremely straightforward tradition of the jailbreaking program blackra1n's user interface, which offers only a single function to jailbreak the iDevice. For Linux, the user executes a simple command after compiling, such as /home/user/spirit.
  5. Spirit a.k.a. Spirit Racing was a racing car constructor and racing team from Britain, who participated in 25 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix between 1983 and 1985.
  6. Spirit was a Contemporary Christian music radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 66 and DISH Network channel 6066. On November 12, 2008, Spirit was eliminated from the Sirius lineup and has been replaced with XM's The Message as part of a restructuring by Sirius XM Radio.

Phrases with Spirit

Phrases starting with the word Spirit:

  1. spirit up
  2. spirit gum
  3. spirit off
  4. spirit away
  5. spirit lamp
  6. spirit level
  7. spirit stove
  8. spirit world

Phrases ending with the word Spirit:

  1. In Spirit
  2. to spirit
  3. Two-Spirit
  4. evil spirit
  5. free spirit
  6. good spirit
  7. holy spirit
  8. team spirit
  9. wood spirit
  10. civic spirit
  11. party spirit
  12. proof spirit

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Spirit

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Google previewLove's Greatest Joy: A Closer Walk With God (2012)

by Les Galicinski

The Holy Spirit is the inspirer of scripture, the illuminating presence of the Word understood.

The Holy Spirit is a personal reality that convicts of sin, regenerates the believer, converts to faith, sanctifies the...

Whereas the Father is the divine Lover, the Son the beloved One, the Holy Spirit is that Love itself, God's Person ...

Google previewThe Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church (2001)

From Biblical Times to the Present by Paul D. Opsahl

The Spirit is the living contact between the victorious Jesus and all who are united with him.

Google previewJesus and the Spirit (1997)

A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament by James D. G. Dunn

The Spirit is that power which operates on the heart of man - the 'heart' being the centre of thought, feeling and willing, the...

The Spirit is the source of that wave of love and upsurge of joy which overwhelms the forces that oppose from without ...

Google previewAn Easter People (2005)

Essays in Honour of Sr Stanislaus Kennedy by John Scally, Stanislaus Kennedy

Spirit is the invisible continuum which is also kinetic and transformative. Like spirit, possibility is invisible. It can be disturbing and unpredictable. It is everywhere, has no boundaries or limits. It has infinite patience and can wait a lifetime to be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters (2008)

A Guide to 200 Celestial Beings to Help, Heal, and Assist You in Everyday Life by Susan Gregg

The Great Spirit will help you Invocation The Great Spirit. Athena Associated Culture Greek • Have success with financial endeavors • Choose wisely • Enhance your creativity • Improve your fashion sense • Create an elegant home A thena is ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Take of cardamom seeds, carraway seeds, cochineal, of each powdered two drachms, cinnamon bark bruised half an ounce, raisins stoned lour ounces, proof spirit two pints. Macerate during fourteen days, and filter. Medical properties.

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice

Cross-Cultural Psychoacoustics Nepali Shamanism Goddess Spirit Possession Sufi Ecstasy In South Asia sound is generally believed to invoke or represent symbolically the unseen power of the universe. Ritual music, the encoded, ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

In the NT the term spiritual, when used of the things of God or of believers, invariably denotes a relation to the HOLY SPIRIT, ...

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Quotes about Spirit

Spirit is living, and Life is Spirit, and Life and Spirit produce all things, but they are essentially one and not two. (H. Hahn Blavatsky)
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Scrabble value of S1P3I1R1I1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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