Translation of "spirit" - English-German dictionary


noun /ˈspirit/

a principle or emotion which makes someone act

der Geist
The spirit of kindness seems to be lacking in the world nowadays.

a person’s mind, will, personality etc thought of as distinct from the body, or as remaining alive eg as a ghost when the body dies

der Geist
Our great leader may be dead, but his spirit still lives on
(also adjective) the spirit world
Evil spirits have taken possession of him.

liveliness; courage

der Elan
He acted with spirit.
spirited adjective

full of courage or liveliness

a spirited attack/description.
spiritedly adverb

spirits noun plural

a person’s mood

die Stimmung
He’s in good/high/low spirits (= He’s happy / very cheerful / depressed)
This news may raise his spirits.

strong alcoholic drink, eg whisky, gin, vodka etc.

die Spirituosen(pl.)
spiritual /-tʃul/ adjective

of one’s spirit or soul, or of one’s religious beliefs

a spiritual leader.
spiritually adverb

spirit level

a tool consisting of a bar containing a glass tube of liquid, for testing whether a surface is level.

die Nivellierwaage

(Translation of “spirit” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)