Translation of "spirit" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈspɪr.ɪt/ us /ˈspɪr.ət/

spirit noun (WAY OF FEELING)

B2 [ S or U ] a particular way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, especially a way that is typical of a particular group of people, an activity, a time, or a place

The players have a very strong team spirit (= loyalty to each other). 隊員們有很強的團隊精神。
As rock musicians in the 1960s, they were very much part of the spirit of the age/times. 作爲20世紀60年代的搖滾音樂家,他們在很大程度上代表了當時的時代精神。
We acted in a spirit of cooperation. 我們遵循合作精神行事。
spirits B2 [ plural ]

the way a person is feeling

I've been in high/low spirits (= feeling happy/sad) lately. 最近我情緒很好/不好。
Her spirits lifted/rose (= she felt happier) as she read the letter. 她看完信之後心情好了起來。
The negative reply dashed his spirits (= made him unhappy). 否定的答覆使得他情緒低落。
the spirit of a law, rule, etc.

the principle that a law, rule, etc. was created to make stronger, rather than the particular things it says you must or must not do

They followed neither the spirit nor the letter of the law. 他們既不遵從法律的實質精神,也不理睬它的字面意義。
enter/get into the spirit

to show enthusiasm and enjoyment

They went to the tennis club a few times but never really got into the spirit of it. 他們去了幾次網球俱樂部,但從未真正投身其中。
that's the spirit

used to approve or encourage someone's positive attitude (= way of thinking) or action

"Come on, we can win this game." "That's the spirit." 「加把勁,我們能贏這場比賽。」「這就對了。」

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spirit noun (NOT BODY)

C1 [ U ] the characteristics of a person that are considered as being separate from the body, and that many religions believe continue to exist after the body dies

Although he's now living in America, I feel he's with me in spirit (= I feel he is present and is influencing me, in a way that is not physical). 雖然他現在生活在美國,但我感覺他和我心靈相通。

B2 [ C ] the form of a dead person, similar to a ghost, or the feeling that a dead person is present although you cannot see them

an evil spirit 惡魔
The spirits of long-dead warriors seemed to haunt the area. 死去很久的武士的幽靈似乎經常在這個地區出沒。

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spirit noun (ENTHUSIASM)

[ U ] approving enthusiasm, energy, or courage

The orchestra performed The Rite of Spring with great spirit. 管弦樂團以激昂的熱情演奏了《春之祭》。
The torture failed to break the prisoner's spirit. 嚴刑拷打未能摧垮囚犯的意志。

spirit noun (ALCOHOL)

C1 [ C or U ] a strong alcoholic drink

Vodka is a type of spirit. 伏特加是一種烈酒。
Spirits are more expensive than beer, but they get you drunk faster. 烈酒比啤酒要貴,但能很快把人灌醉。

[ U ] Some types of spirit are alcoholic liquids used especially for cleaning, mixing with paint, etc.

Thin the paint with white spirit. 用石油溶劑油稀釋油漆。


uk /ˈspɪr.ɪt/ us /ˈspɪr.ət/
spirit sb/sth away, off, out, etc.

to move someone or something out of or away from a place secretly

Somehow the prisoners managed to spirit news out to the world outside. 囚犯們不知用甚麽辦法把消息送出了監獄。

(Translation of “spirit” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)