Meaning of “spirit” - Learner’s Dictionary

spirit

noun uk us /ˈspɪrɪt/
FEELING [ no plural ]

B2 the way people think and feel about something:

a spirit of optimism
Everyone soon got into the spirit of (= started to enjoy) the carnival - singing, dancing, and having fun.
community/team, etc spirit

a feeling of enthusiasm about being part of a group

in good/high/low spirits
NOT BODY [ C ]

B2 the part of a person that is not their body, which some people believe continues to exist after they die

NOT ALIVE [ C ]

B2 something that people believe exists but does not have a physical body, such as a ghost:

evil spirits
the spirit of the law/an agreement, etc

the intended meaning of the law/an agreement, etc and not just the written details

DRINK [ C ]

a strong alcoholic drink, such as whisky or vodka:

[ usually plural ] I don't often drink spirits.

(Definition of “spirit noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)