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Webster 1913 Edition


Sprite

Sprite

(sprīt)
,
Noun.
[OE.
sprit
, F.
esprit
, fr. L.
spiritus
. See
Spirit
, and cf.
Sprightly
.]
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.
(Zool.)
The green woodpecker, or yaffle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sprite

SPRITE

,
Noun.
A spirit.

Definition 2022


sprite

sprite

English

Noun

sprite (plural sprites)

  1. (mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.
    • 1803, William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
      He who torments the chafer's sprite
      Weaves a bower in endless night.
  2. (mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
  3. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  4. (computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
  5. An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.
  6. A spayed female ferret.

Synonyms

  • (supernatural creature): See goblin (hostile)

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