the part of a person that includes their mind, feelings and character rather than their body
the power of the human spirit to overcome difficulties
a person's feelings or state of mind
情绪高 / 低
to be in high/low spirits
You must try and keep your spirits up (= stay cheerful) .
My spirits sank at the prospect of starting all over again.
always with an adjective
a person of the type mentioned
a brave spirit
kindred spirits (= people who like the same things as you)
courage, determination or energy
Show a little fighting spirit .
Although the team lost, they played with tremendous spirit.
They took away his freedom and broke his spirit.
loyal feelings towards a group, team or society
There's not much community spirit around here.
a state of mind or mood; an attitude
We approached the situation in the wrong spirit.
‘OK, I'll try.’ ‘ That's the spirit (= the right attitude) .’
The party went well because everyone entered into the spirit of things .
the typical or most important quality or mood of sth
The exhibition captures the spirit of the age/times .
the real or intended meaning or purpose of sth
Obey the spirit, not the letter (= the narrow meaning of the words) of the law.
the soul thought of as separate from the body and believed to live on after death; a ghost
He is dead, but his spirit lives on.
It was believed that people could be possessed by evil spirits.
an imaginary creature with magic powers, for example, a fairy or an elf
a strong alcoholic drink
I don't drink whisky or brandy or any other spirits.
a special type of alcohol used in industry or medicine
in your thoughts
I shall be with you in spirit (= thinking about you though not with you physically) .
you intend to do good things but you are too lazy, weak or busy to actually do them
as/when/if you feel like it
I'll go for a run this evening, if the spirit moves me.
a feeling that you are ready to fight very hard for sth or to try sth difficult
to make sb feel more cheerful or brave
to take sb/sth away in a quick, secret or mysterious way
After the concert, the band was spirited away before their fans could get near them.
a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
an inclination or tendency of a certain kind
- he had a change of heart
animation and energy in action or expression
- it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it
the intended meaning of a communication
any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
近义词: disembodied spirit
the vital principle or animating force within living things
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
- his emotional state depended on her opinion
- he was in good spirits
- his spirit rose
近义词: emotional state
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
- the feel of the city excited him
- a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
- it had the smell of treason
infuse with spirit
- The company spirited him up
近义词: spirit up,inspirit