What is spirit?

  • (noun): The intended meaning of a communication.
    Synonyms: intent, purport
    See also — Additional definitions below

Spirit

The English word spirit (from Latin spiritus "breath") has many differing meanings and connotations, most of them relating to a non-corporeal substance contrasted with the material body. The word spirit is often used metaphysically to refer to the consciousness or personality. The notions of a person's spirit and soul often also overlap, as both contrast with body and both are understood as surviving the bodily death in religion and occultism, and "spirit" can also have the sense of "ghost", i.e. a manifestation of the spirit of a deceased person.

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Violin Concerto (Schumann) - Subsequent History and Conflicting Opinions - Spirit Voices
... by Joachim's two grand-nieces, the sister violinists Jelly d'Arányi and Adila Fachiri, a spirit-voice identifying himself as Robert Schumann requested Miss d'Aranyi to recover an ... In a second message, this time from the spirit of Joachim, they were directed to the Prussian State Library ...
Montgomery Blair High School - Student Activities and Traditions
... MBHS holds several "spirit weeks" throughout the year, during which students are encouraged to show their school spirit ... Each day of a spirit week is focused on a different aspect of school spirit (i.e ... Traditionally, the first spirit week of each year has been dubbed "Freshman Hell Week", as historically, riots have ensued between new freshmen students and upper ...
Spirit, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 133 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Religious Science - Teaching and Practice - Beliefs
... credo, adapted from Ernest Holmes "What I Believe" We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause ... We believe in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit ... We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the ...
Baptism With The Holy Spirit
... Baptism with the Holy Spirit (alternatively Baptism in the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost) in Christian theology is a term describing baptism (washing or ... While the phrase "baptism with the Holy Spirit" is found in the New Testament and all Christian traditions accept it as a theological concept, each has interpreted it in a way consistent with their own ... that Christians received the baptism with the Holy Spirit either upon conversion and regeneration or through rites of Christian initiation ...

More definitions of "spirit":

  • (noun): The vital principle or animating force within living things.
  • (noun): An inclination or tendency of a certain kind.
    Synonyms: heart
  • (noun): A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.
  • (noun): The state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection).
    Example: "His spirit rose"
    Synonyms: emotional state
  • (noun): Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.
    Synonyms: disembodied spirit

Famous quotes containing the word spirit:

    Nothing in the world is single;
    All things by a law divine
    In one spirit meet and mingle.
    Why not I with thine?
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
    Pope Gregory VII (c. 1020–1085)

    New ways I go, a new speech comes to me; weary I grow, like all creators, of the old tongues. My spirit no longer wants to walk on worn soles.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)