spirit noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “spirit”

Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More