sprite
noun Etymology: Middle English sprit, from Anglo-French espriz, espirit spirit, sprite — more at spirit Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic soul b. a disembodied spirit ; ghost 2. a. elf, fairy b. an elfish person

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  • Sprite — (spr[imac]t), n. [OE. sprit, F. esprit, fr. L. spiritus. See {Spirit}, and cf. {Sprightly}.] 1. A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. See {Spright}. [1913 Webster] Gaping graves received the wandering, guilty sprite. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sprite — ist ein englischer Ausdruck für Gespenst, Elfe oder Kobold eine Limonade mit Zitronengeschmack der Coca Cola Company, siehe Getränkemarken der Coca Cola Company Sprite (Computergrafik), ein vom Hintergrund unabhängiges Grafikobjekt Kobold… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sprite — sprite; sprite·li·ness; sprite·ly; …   English syllables

  • Sprite —   [dt. »Kobold, Geist, Schemen«] der, grafisches Objekt, das über den Bildschirm bewegt werden kann, ohne dass der Bildhintergrund ständig neu gezeichnet werden muss. Der bekannteste Sprite ist der Mauszeiger; er wird durch den Haupt und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sprite — index phantom, specter Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sprite — [spraıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: esprit, from Latin spiritus; SPIRIT1] a ↑fairy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sprite — trademark a type of sweet, clear, not alcoholic drink with bubbles that has a ↑lemon and ↑lime taste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sprite — [ spraıt ] noun count 1. ) COMPUTING on a computer, an independent part of a picture that you can move around easily on the screen 2. ) a small magical creature in traditional stories, especially one that lives in or near water …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sprite — c.1300, from O.Fr. esprit spirit, from L. spiritus (see SPIRIT (Cf. spirit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sprite — ► NOUN 1) an elf or fairy. 2) Computing a graphical figure which can be moved and manipulated as a single entity. ORIGIN a contraction of SPIRIT(Cf. ↑spirit) …   English terms dictionary

  • sprite — [sprīt] n. [ME sprit < OFr esprit < L spiritus,SPIRIT] 1. Folklore an imaginary being or spirit, as a fairy, elf, or goblin 2. an elflike person 3. Archaic a ghost …   English World dictionary

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