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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Religious Science - Teaching and Practice - Beliefs
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 immersion) in 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. 20th century, most denominations believed that Christians received the baptism with the Holy Spirit either upon conversion and regeneration or through rites of Christian ...
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 classmen ...
Violin Concerto (Schumann) - Subsequent History and Conflicting Opinions - Spirit Voices
... the sister violinists Jelly d'Arányi and Adila Fachiri, a spirit-voice identifying himself as Robert Schumann requested Miss d'Aranyi to recover an unpublished work of his (of which she claimed to have no knowledge ... In a second message, this time from the spirit of Joachim, they were directed to the Prussian State Library ...

More definitions of "spirit":

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

Famous quotes containing the word spirit:

    The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, every where.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Successful socialism depends on the perfectibility of man. Unless all, or nearly all, men are high-minded and clear-sighted, it is bound to be a rotten failure in any but a physical sense. Even through it is altruism, socialism means materialism. You can guarantee the things of the body to every one, but you cannot guarantee the things of the spirit to every one; you can guarantee only that the opportunity to seek them shall not be denied to any one who chooses to seek them.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)