What is spirit?

  • (noun): Animation and energy in action or expression.
    Synonyms: liveliness, life, sprightliness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Spirit

The English word spirit (from Latin spiritus "breath") 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.

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Spirit, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 133 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Violin Concerto (Schumann) - Subsequent History and Conflicting Opinions - Spirit Voices
... by Joachim's two grand-nieces, the sister violinists Jelly d'Arányi and Adila Fachiri, a spirit-voice identifying himself as Robert Schumann requested ... In a second message, this time from the spirit of Joachim, they were directed to the Prussian State Library ...
Montgomery Blair High School - Student Activities and Traditions
... MBHS holds several "spirit weeks" throughout the year, during which students are encouraged to show their school spirit ... Each day of a spirit week is focused on a different aspect of school spirit (i.e ... Traditionally, the first spirit week of each year has been dubbed "Freshman Hell Week", as historically, riots have ensued between new freshmen students and upper classmen ...
Religious Science - Teaching and Practice - Beliefs
... adapted from Ernest Holmes "What I Believe" We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause ... We believe in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit ... We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God and that we are surrounded by this ...
Baptism With The Holy Spirit
... Baptism with the Holy Spirit (alternatively Baptism in the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost) in Christian theology is a term describing baptism (washing or immersion) in or with the Spirit of God and is ... While the phrase "baptism with the Holy Spirit" is found in the New Testament and all Christian traditions accept it as a theological concept, each has interpreted it in a way consistent with their ... century, most denominations believed that Christians received the baptism with the Holy Spirit either upon conversion and regeneration or through rites of Christian initiation ...

More definitions of "spirit":

  • (noun): The state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection).
    Example: "His spirit rose"
    Synonyms: emotional state
  • (noun): An inclination or tendency of a certain kind.
    Synonyms: heart
  • (noun): The intended meaning of a communication.
    Synonyms: intent, purport
  • (noun): Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.
    Synonyms: disembodied spirit
  • (noun): The vital principle or animating force within living things.
  • (noun): A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.

Famous quotes containing the word spirit:

    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
    Bible: Hebrew Proverbs, 16:18.

    Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown, and comparisons were made to the lagoons of Venice and the marshes of Holland, but then the summer ended and most of the painters left, and the long dingy undergarment of the gray New England winter, gray as the spirit of my mood, came down to visit.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)