spir·it ˈspir-ət

1: an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms

2: a supernatural being or essence: as
a capitalized : holy spirit
b : soul 2a
c : an often malevolent being that is bodiless but can become visible; specifically : ghost 2
d : a malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being

3: temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated

4: the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person

a : the activating or essential principle influencing a person
b : an inclination, impulse, or tendency of a specified kind : mood

a : a special attitude or frame of mind
b : the feeling, quality, or disposition characterizing something

7: a lively or brisk quality in a person or a person's actions

8: a person having a character or disposition of a specified nature

9: a mental disposition characterized by firmness or assertiveness

a : distillate 1: as (1) : the liquid containing ethanol and water that is distilled from an alcoholic liquid or mash —often used in plural (2) : any of various volatile liquids obtained by distillation or cracking (as of petroleum, shale, or wood) —often used in plural
b : a usually volatile organic solvent (as an alcohol, ester, or hydrocarbon)

a : prevailing tone or tendency
b : general intent or real meaning

12: an alcoholic solution of a volatile substance

13: enthusiastic loyalty

14 capitalized Christian Science : god 1b

Merriam-Webster. (2015). Definition of SPIRIT. Retrieved September 12, 2016, from Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirit