FEELING [no plural] › 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 › when you feel enthusiasm about being part of a group
in good/high/low spirits › feeling good/excited/unhappy
NOT BODY [C] › the part of a person which is not their body, which some people believe continues to exist after they die NOT ALIVE [C] › something which 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.