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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spritespraɪt(n.)

  1. an elf, fairy, or goblin.

    Category: Mythology

Origin of sprite:

1250–1300; ME sprit < OF esprit < L spīritusspirit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fairy, faery, faerie, fay, sprite(noun)

    a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

Wiktionary

  1. sprite(Noun)

    A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.

  2. sprite(Noun)

    An elf; a fairy; a goblin.

  3. sprite(Noun)

    The green woodpecker, or yaffle.

  4. sprite(Noun)

    A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.

  5. sprite(Noun)

    An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.[1]

  6. Origin: From esprit (spirit).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sprite(noun)

    a spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. See Spright

  2. Sprite(noun)

    an elf; a fairy; a goblin

  3. Sprite(noun)

    the green woodpecker, or yaffle

Freebase

  1. Sprite

    In computer graphics, a sprite is a two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene. Initially including just graphical objects handled separately from the memory bitmap of a video display, this now includes various manners of graphical overlays. Originally, sprites were a method of integrating unrelated bitmaps so that they appeared to be part of the normal bitmap on a screen, such as creating an animated character that can be moved on a screen without altering the data defining the overall screen. Such sprites can be created by either electronic circuitry or software. In circuitry, a hardware sprite is a hardware construct that employs custom DMA channels to integrate visual elements with the main screen in that it super-imposes two discrete video sources. Software can simulate this through specialized rendering methods. As three-dimensional graphics became more prevalent, sprites came to include flat images seamlessly integrated into complicated three-dimensional scenes.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sprite(noun)

an elf or fairy

a water-sprite.

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