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spir·it

spirit

 
 
pronunciation:
spi riht
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a force that some people believe is a part of human beings; soul.
Some people believe that when you die, your spirit lives on.
synonyms:
soul
definition 2: a being that is not real and not of this world.
He believes that evil spirits live in that cave.
similar words:
soul
definition 3: a person's character or energy.
He faced his disease with a brave spirit.
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Word History
Spirit comes from spiritus, a Latin word that could mean either "breath" or "soul." In cultures even more ancient than the Roman or Greek, the breath and the soul were the same thing.
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