Definition for SPRIGHT, or SPRITE

SPRIGHT, or SPRITE, n. [G. spriet, spirit. It should be written Sprite.]

  1. A spirit; a shade; a soul; an incorporeal agent. Forth he call'd, out of deep darkness dread, / Legions of sprights. – Spenser. And gaping graves receiv'd the guilty spright. – Dryden.
  2. A walking spirit; an apparition. – Locke.
  3. Power which gives cheerfulness or courage. Hold thou my heart, establish thou my sprights. [Not in use.] – Sidney.
  4. An arrow. [Not in use.] – Bacon.

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