- Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes,
- A rough breathing; an aspirate, as the letter h; also, a
mark to denote aspiration; a breathing.
- Life, or living substance, considered independently of
corporeal existence; an intelligence conceived of apart from any
physical organization or embodiment; vital essence, force, or energy,
as distinct from matter.
- The intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of man; the
soul, in distinction from the body in which it resides; the agent or
subject of vital and spiritual functions, whether spiritual or
- Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it
has left the body.
- Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a
specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf.
- Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc.
- One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great
activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or tempe - To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to
inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private
men; -- sometimes followed by up.
- To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if
by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off.