What does SPRITE mean?

Definitions for SPRITEspraɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SPRITE.

Princeton's WordNet

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

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


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. sprit, F. esprit, fr. L. spiritus. See Spirit, and cf. Sprightly.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sprite

    sprīt, n. a spirit: a shade: a ghost: (obs.) frame of mind, disposition.—Also Spright. [A doublet of spirit.]

Anagrams for SPRITE »

  1. esprit

  2. priest

  3. stripe

  4. ripest

  5. sitrep


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPRITE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SPRITE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Real Live Preacher:

    Memory is a giggling sprite and will not be tamed. She takes flight the moment the present becomes the past.

  2. Rashad Jennings:

    Drinking Sprite and eating M&M's on the sideline, why not ? Didn't matter. I wasn't going to get into the game.

  3. Lauren Ehrsam:

    I got a Perry's Principled Punch because it's Vodka-Sprite and I'm from Texas and that just seemed like the right thing to do, win-win, everything is coming up Lauren right now.

  4. Hamish Banks:

    Fanta, Sprite and Coca Cola have arguably and consistently been the most widely consumed beverages in Nigeria. The spectrum of consumption is also perhaps the widest, with consumption starting as early as age four and far into adult years. the Ministry of Health communique could not be more clear that there is no issue with the safety of Fanta and Sprite.

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