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Noun: spirits  spi-ruts
Usage: Brit
  1. An alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    - liquor, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn [informal], strong drink, spirit [Brit]
Noun: spirit  spi-rit
  1. The vital principle or animating force within living things
  2. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    "a clergyman improved the spirit of the meeting";
    - tone, feel, feeling, flavor [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], look, smell
  3. A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
  4. Any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
    - disembodied spirit
  5. The state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
    "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose";
    - emotional state
  6. The intended meaning of a communication
    - intent, purport
  7. Animation and energy in action or expression
    - liveliness, life, sprightliness
  8. An inclination or tendency of a certain kind
    "he had a change of spirit";
    - heart
Verb: spirit  spi-rit
  1. Infuse with spirit
    "The company spirited him up";
    - spirit up, inspirit

See also: lively

Type of: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, ambiance, ambience, animate, animation, atmosphere, booze [informal], brio, character, disposition, emotion, enliven, fiber [US], fibre [Brit, Cdn], import, inebriant, intoxicant, invigorate, invigoration, juice [N. Amer, informal], life principle, liven, liven up, meaning, significance, signification, spiritedness, spiritual being, supernatural being, temperament, vital principle, vivification

Encyclopedia: Spirits, Stars, and Spells

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