What does the word spirit mean?

Usage examples for spirit

  1. I believe you understand the spirit of my advice. – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  2. It showed a bad spirit. – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  3. It is the spirit that maketh afraid. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb