- (countable) A spirit is a being that has no physical body, and cannot usually be seen or touched.
- The people on the island believed in many gods and spirits that affected life.
- (countable) A spirit is a part of you that cannot be seen or touched. Often this is important to religion and different from the soul (religions do not agree what the difference is).
- They tried to talk to the spirit of their dead mother through a medium.
- The preacher claimed the soul was the mind but the spirit was something more special.
- (uncountable) If you have spirit, you are very excited about something or a very strong supporter.
- People with school spirit always cheer for their schools team.
- (uncountable) The spirit of a statement or rule is the idea or purpose for it.
- What she did fit the spirit of the law, even though it brought the law as it was written.
- In the spirit of fairness I let the younger children break some rules.
- The spirit of the agreement was that we would have equal shares.
- (countable & uncountable); (usually plural) A spirit is a volatile liquid, like alcohol.