sprite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sprite a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sprite A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. See Spright. "Gaping graves received the wandering, guilty sprite ."
    • Sprite An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
    • Sprite (Zoöl) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sprite The breath; the vital principle; the spirit.
    • n sprite A disembodied soul; a ghost; a shade.
    • n sprite An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
    • n sprite The faculty of thought and feeling; the wit; the mind.
    • n sprite Frame of mind; mood; humor; spirits: sometimes in the plural.
    • sprite To haunt, as a sprite.
    • n sprite A short arrow intended to be fired from a musket.
    • n sprite The green woodpecker, Gecinus viridis. Also wood-spite, wood-spack. See cut under popinjay.
    • n sprite A beach-crab, especially Ocypoda arenaria.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sprite sprīt a spirit: a shade: a ghost:
    • Sprite Also Spright
    • n Sprite sprīt (obs.) frame of mind, disposition
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sprit, F. esprit, fr. L. spiritus,. See Spirit, and cf. Sprightly
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A doublet of spirit.

Usage

In literature:

She seemed, by George, like a sprite of the storm!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Most of these attendant sprites were gentle and docile; but there was one who had a strain of wildness in him.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
McKeag, and Mr. Martin for a =Little Budget=, =Spindrift=, and =Sprite=, respectively.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Lead me, sweet sprite, to thy sunny dwelling!
"Eidolon" by Walter R. Cassels
A venerable water-sprite rose presently and proposed the health of the Old King.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
My uncle started back as if he had met a sprite; but he asked if Mr. Dunning was at home.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
These were sprites of the deep forest.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
Nor are the sprites ungrateful.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
The wood sprites were routed by a modern girl.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
The little Mara seemed like a fairy sprite, possessed with a wild spirit of glee.
"The Pearl of Orr's Island" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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In poetry:

O, how the sprite-struck
Dew-drop stray'd
'Mong the wildest flow'rs
Of the wild-wood glade!
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
The angry wind
That cursed at me
Was nothing but an evil sprite
Vexed with any man's delight.
"The Enemies" by John Freeman
But when he ceased
And silence was--
Who could but fear what evil sprite
Crept through the tunnels of the night?
"The Enemies" by John Freeman
Summon thy sunshine bravery back,
O wretched sprite!
Let me hear thy voice through this deep and black
Abysmal night.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"My bones are buried in a kirkyard
Afar beyond the sea,
And it is but my sprite, Margret,
That's speaking now to thee."
"Sweet William's Ghost" by Henry Morley
“O do not go,” the seamen said,
“To yonder fatal ground,
Where savage Jutts, and wicked elves,
And demon sprites, abound.”
"Saint Oluf (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow

In news:

Sprite Zero, Walgrens, Choose You, American Cancer Society, Coca-Cola Co.
Sprite , NBA All-Star LeBron James, Bowling with LeBron Sweepstakes.
Sprite has pulled these "sexy" videos off of websites across the country, including this blog.
Sprite 's "usage over-indexes with mobile phone usage," Mr Greatrex said.
Sprites are the result of extremely powerful lightning discharges sometimes occurring within thunderstorms.
Packaging graphics redesigned for the first time in a decade are an integral part of Sprite 's new marketing campaign.
"SubLYMONal is a totally integrated marketing message that focuses on Lymon, Sprite 's proprietary lemon-lime flavor formula," said Don King, group director, Sprite , Coca-Cola North America.
Web site details Cheney's hotel comforts: 68 degrees, Diet Sprite .
Bobby Williams photo It is harvest time for sprite melons on Jacob Odom's farm in Princeton.
The screen then flashes Sprite 's longstanding ad theme, "Obey your thirst.".
The Little People being feted include elves, gnomes, sprites , angels, fairies and, of course, trolls.
Before meeting Twintreess, I had thought that elves, fairies, sprites , etc.
"Not give up and try your best to do something that you haven't done yet," says Ski Sprite of two years, Danielle Farmer.
Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites " get a mouthstep a cappella remix.
Acceleration is certainly spritely compared to the base Veloster, thanks to a dual-scroll turbocharger bolted onto the direct-injection 1.6-liter I-4.
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In science:

Although advanced techniques, including video sprite generation and par tial 3D rendering, have successfully reduced data transmission, content synchronization remains an unsolved issue.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
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