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Meaning of “spirit” - Learner’s Dictionary

spirit

noun     /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.Feelings - general words
community/team, etc spirit a feeling of enthusiasm about being part of a groupExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
in good/high/low spirits B2 feeling good/excited/unhappyFeelings - general wordsMoods
NOT BODY [C] B2 the part of a person that is not their body, which some people believe continues to exist after they dieSouls, spirits and ghostsMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
NOT ALIVE [C] B2 something that people believe exists but does not have a physical body, such as a ghost: evil spiritsSouls, spirits and ghosts
the spirit of the law/an agreement, etc the intended meaning of the law/an agreement, etc and not just the written detailsRules and laws
DRINK [C] a strong alcoholic drink, such as whisky or vodka: [usually plural] I don't often drink spirits.Spirits and distilling
(Definition of spirit noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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