Definition of Sprite

1. Noun. A small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers.




Definition of Sprite

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

Definition of Sprite

1. Noun. (mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. ¹

2. Noun. (mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin. ¹

3. Noun. The green woodpecker, or yaffle. ¹

4. Noun. (computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene. ¹

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sprite

1. an elf or fairy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sprite

1. 1. A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. See Spright. "Gaping graves received the wandering, guilty sprite." (Dryden) 2. An elf; a fairy; a goblin. 3. The green woodpecker, or yaffle. Origin: OE. Sprit, F. Esprit, fr. L. Spiritus. See Spirit, and cf. Sprightly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprite

sprinklered
sprinklering
sprinklers
sprinkles
sprinkling
sprinklings
sprinkly
sprint
sprinted
sprinter
sprinters
sprinting
sprints
sprit
sprite (current term)
sprite halo
spriteful
spritelike
spritely
spriter
spriters
sprites
spriting
sprits
spritsail
spritsails
spritz
spritzed
spritzer

Literary usage of Sprite

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1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1851)
"Regal ! for this sprite so tiny is indeed a potentate, Powerful, though they be so ... Down among us comes the jocund sprite ; Toucheth not, at first, ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"SPRIGHTLY, (sprite'-le) a. Gay; brisk; lively ; vigorous ; airy ... sprite, (sprite) ns [Contracted from s/ii-ii.] A spirit; an incorporeal agent. ..."

3. Scandinavian Folk-lore: Illustrations of the Traditional Beliefs of the by William Alexander Craigie (1896)
"The Sea-sprite. THE sea-sprite is seen after sunset standing on out-lying reefs, and when men row out to fish he calls upon them ..."

4. The Foreign Quarterly Review by Theodore Foster (1843)
"Gaffer Michael and the Water sprite Had dealings fair and good, ... Ay, eat fish with a Water sprite ! Who knows what good may come of it J Gaffer Michael ..."

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