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Webster 1913 Edition


Sprit

Sprit

(sprĭt)
,
Verb.
T.
[Akin to G.
spritzen
,
sprützen
. See
Sprit
,
Verb.
I.
]
To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out.
[Obs.]
Sir T. Browne.

Sprit

,
Verb.
I.
[AS.
spryttan
to sprout, bud. See
Sprout
,
Verb.
I.
, and cf.
Spurt
,
Verb.
T.
,
Sprit
a spar.]
To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.

Sprit

,
Noun.
A shoot; a sprout.
[Obs.]
Mortimer.

Sprit

,
Noun.
[OE.
spret
, AS.
spreót
a sprit; spear; akin to D.
spriet
, and E.
sprout
,
sprit
, v.t. & i. See
Sprout
,
Verb.
I.
]
(Naut.)
A small boom, pole, or spar, which crosses the sail of a boat diagonally from the mast to the upper aftmost corner, which it is used to extend and elevate.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sprit

SPRIT

,
Verb.
T.
[G.] To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spirt. [Not in use. See Spurt.]

SPRIT

,
Noun.
1.
A shoot; a sprout.
2.
A small boom, pole or spar which crosses the sail of a boat diagonally from the mast to the upper aftmost corner, which it is used to extend and elevate.

Definition 2021


Sprit

Sprit

See also: sprit

German

Noun

Sprit m (genitive Sprits, no plural)

  1. (colloquial) petrol, gas (gasoline)

Synonyms

sprit

sprit

See also: Sprit

English

Noun

sprit (plural sprits)

  1. (nautical) A spar between mast and upper outer corner of a spritsail on sailing boats.
  2. A shoot; a sprout.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
Hyponyms
  • (supporting spar in spritsail rig): bowsprit
Translations

Verb

sprit (third-person singular simple present sprits, present participle spritting, simple past and past participle spritted)

  1. To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.

Etymology 2

Akin to German spritzen.

Verb

sprit (third-person singular simple present sprits, present participle spritting, simple past and past participle spritted)

  1. To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin spiritus, via French esprit

Noun

sprit m (definite singular spriten)

  1. alcohol
  2. spirit (spirits)

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin spiritus, via French esprit

Noun

sprit m (definite singular spriten)

  1. alcohol
  2. spirit (spirits)

Derived terms

  • raudsprit

References


Swedish

Etymology

From French ésprit (compare English sprite), from Old French esprit, from Latin spiritus (air, breath).

Pronunciation

Noun

sprit c (uncountable)

  1. spirits; liquor
  2. alcohol in general, chiefly as a solvent

Declension

Derived terms

  • (liquor): starksprit
  • (solvent): spritpenna