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  1. Geistnoun

    a ghost, apparition, the spirit of an individual or group

  2. Etymology: From Geist, see below


  1. Geist

    Geist (German pronunciation: [ˈɡaɪst]) is a German noun with a significant degree of importance in German philosophy. Its semantic field corresponds to English ghost, spirit, mind, intellect. Some English translators resort to using "spirit/mind" or "spirit (mind)" to help convey the meaning of the term.Geist is also a central concept in Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's 1807 The Phenomenology of Spirit (Phänomenologie des Geistes).


  1. Geist

    Geist is a German word. Depending on context it can be translated as the English words mind, spirit, or ghost, covering the semantic field of these three English nouns. Some English translators resort to using "spirit/mind" or "spirit" to help convey the meaning of the term. Geist is a central concept in Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geist

    gīst, n. spirit, any inspiring or dominating principle. [Ger.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GEIST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Geist is ranked #5802 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Geist surname appeared 5,966 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Geist.

    95.3% or 5,688 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 137 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 73 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
    0.1% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of geist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of geist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    lacking orderly continuity
    A transparent
    B disjointed
    C busy
    D blistering

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