What is spirit?

  • (noun): The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
    Synonyms: tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell
    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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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
... 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d'Arányi and Adila Fachiri, a spirit-voice identifying himself as Robert Schumann requested Miss d'Aranyi to recover an unpublished work of his (of ... In a second message, this time from the spirit of Joachim, they were directed to the Prussian State Library ...
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 with ... 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 ... most denominations believed that Christians received the baptism with the Holy Spirit either upon conversion and regeneration or through rites of Christian initiation ...
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
... 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 ...

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): Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings.
    Synonyms: disembodied spirit
  • (noun): A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.
  • (noun): The vital principle or animating force within living things.
  • (noun): An inclination or tendency of a certain kind.
    Synonyms: heart
  • (noun): The intended meaning of a communication.
    Synonyms: intent, purport

Famous quotes containing the word spirit:

    There is a very holy and a very terrible isolation for the conscience of every man who seeks to read the destiny in affairs for others as well as for himself, for a nation as well as for individuals. That privacy no man can intrude upon. That lonely search of the spirit for the right perhaps no man can assist.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    Let parents then bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    The spirit of the place is a strange thing. Our mechanical age tries to override it. But it does not succeed. In the end the strange, sinister spirit of the place, so diverse and adverse in differing places, will smash our mechanical oneness into smithereens.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)