1. (n.) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.

2. (n.) A rough breathing; an aspirate, as the letter h; also, a mark to denote aspiration; a breathing.

3. (n.) 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.

4. (n.) 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.

5. (n.) Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it has left the body.

6. (n.) Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf.

7. (n.) Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc.

8. (n.) 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.

9. (n.) Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; -- often in the plural; as, to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be downhearted, or in bad spirits.

10. (n.) Intent; real meaning; -- opposed to the letter, or to formal statement; also, characteristic quality, especially such as is derived from the individual genius or the personal character; as, the spirit of an enterprise, of a document, or the like.

11. (n.) Tenuous, volatile, airy, or vapory substance, possessed of active qualities.

12. (n.) Any liquid produced by distillation; especially, alcohol, the spirits, or spirit, of wine (it having been first distilled from wine): -- often in the plural.

13. (n.) Rum, whisky, brandy, gin, and other distilled liquors having much alcohol, in distinction from wine and malt liquors.

14. (n.) A solution in alcohol of a volatile principle. Cf. Tincture.

15. (n.) Any one of the four substances, sulfur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).

16. (n.) Stannic chloride. See under Stannic.

17. (v. t.) To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.

18. (v. t.) To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off.

Geist Masan Muse abandon abduce abduct activity adventuresomeness adventurousness affective meaning afflatus aggression aggressiveness aim air airy nothing alacrity alcohol ambitiousness anima anima humana animal spirits animate animating force animation animus anxiety anxiousness apparition appearance appetite aqua vitae ardency ardor astral astral body astral spirit atman atmosphere attitude atua aura avidity avidness axiom ba backbone banshee baring bathmism beating heart being bent biological clock biorhythm blood body-build bones booze bosom bottom brand bravery breast breath breath of life breathless impatience breeziness brio briskness bubble bubbliness buddhi capersomeness carry away carry off cast center center of life character characteristic characteristics cheer cheerful readiness chutzpah climate coloring coltishness commitment committedness complexion composition concentrate concentration connotation consciousness consequence constituents constitution control core courage crasis creative thought creativity crimp cue daemon daimonion daring dash dauntlessness decoction dedication demon denotation departed spirit desire devotedness devotion devoutness dharma diathesis disembodied spirit disposition distillate distillation divine afflatus divine breath divine spark drift drink drive duppy dybbuk dynamism eagerness earnestness ebullience ecstasy effect effervescence ego eidolon elan elan vital elixir embue energy enliven enterprise enterprisingness enthusiasm esoteric reality esprit esprit de corps essence essence of life essential ether ethos evil spirits excitement exhilarate extension extract extraction exuberance fabric faith faithfulness feel feeling feelings fervency fervidness fervor fiber fidelity fire fire of genius firewater flower focus force force of life forcefulness form forwardness frame frame of mind friskiness frolicsomeness fundamental furor fury gaiety gameness gamesomeness gayness genius get-up-and-get get-up-and-go getup ghost gimp ginger gist glow go go-ahead go-getting go-to-itiveness grain grammatical meaning grateful dead gravamen grit grog gross body growth force guide gumption gust gusto guts gutsiness guttiness habit hant haunt heart heart of hearts heart of oak heartbeat heartblood heartiness heartstrings heat heatedness hold for ransom hooch hue humor humors hustle hypostasis idea idolum ilk illusion imbue immateriality impact


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