Definitions for ESPRITɛˈspri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence.

  2. Ref: esprit de corps.

Origin of esprit:

1585–95; < F < L spīritusspirit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. esprit(noun)

    liveliness of mind or spirit


  1. esprit(Noun)

    Spirit, enthusiasm.

  2. esprit(Noun)

    A wit.

  3. esprit(Noun)

    Liveliness, or active mind and spirit.

  4. Origin: Borrowed from the French.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Esprit(noun)



  1. European Strategic Program on Research in Information Technology

    European Strategic Program on Research in Information Technology was a series of integrated programmes of information technology research and development projects and industrial technology transfer measures. It was a European Union initiative managed by the Directorate General for Industry of the European Commission. Five ESPRIT programmes ran consecutively from 1983 to 1998. ESPRIT 4 was succeeded by the Information Society Technologies programme in 1999. Some of the projects and products supported by ESPRIT are: BBC Domesday Project, a partnership between Acorn Computers Ltd, Philips, Logica and the BBC with some funding from the European Commission's ESPRIT programme, to mark the 900th anniversary of the original Domesday Book, an 11th-century census of England. It is frequently cited as an example of digital obsolescence on account of the physical medium used for data storage. CGAL, the Computational Geometry Algorithms Library is a software library that aims to provide easy access to efficient and reliable algorithms in computational geometry. While primarily written in C++, Python bindings are also available. The original funding for the project came from the ESPRIT project.

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a principle or emotion which makes someone act

The spirit of kindness seems to be lacking in the world nowadays.

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