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Dictionary Definition

sprite n : small, human in form, playful, having magical powers [syn: fairy, faery, faerie]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From esprit (spirit).

Noun

  1. A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.
  2. An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
  3. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  4. A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
  5. Electrical discharges that occur high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.[1]

Translations

A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition
An elf; a fairy; a goblin
The green woodpecker, or yaffle
A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene
  • Finnish: sprite
Electrical discharges that occur high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm

Extensive Definition

Sprites may be:
SPRITE may refer to:
  • SPRITE (IR detector), a specialist detector device using a process know as Signal PRocessing In The Element
  • SPRITE-S2, Support and Guidance to the PRocurement of Information and TElecommunication Systems and Service, a European Commission project
Sprite may also be:
  • Ferret, a spayed female
  • Kitty Pryde, an X-Men member who used Sprite as an early alias
sprite in German: Sprite
sprite in Spanish: Sprite
sprite in French: Sprite
sprite in Korean: 스프라이트
sprite in Italian: Sprite
sprite in Dutch: Sprite
sprite in Japanese: スプライト
sprite in Polish: Sprite
sprite in Russian: Спрайт
sprite in Serbian: Спрајт (вишезначна одредница)
sprite in Swedish: Sprite

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Dingbelle, Fifinella, Finnbeara, Hob, Hobgoblin, Mab, Masan, Oberon, Puck, Titania, apparition, appearance, astral, astral spirit, bad fairy, bad peri, banshee, brownie, cluricaune, control, departed spirit, deviling, devilkin, diablotin, disembodied spirit, duppy, dwarf, dybbuk, eidolon, elf, erlking, fairy, fairy queen, fay, form, ghost, gnome, goblin, grateful dead, gremlin, guide, hant, haunt, hob, idolum, immateriality, imp, incorporeal, incorporeal being, incorporeity, kobold, larva, lemures, leprechaun, little devil, manes, materialization, oni, ouphe, peri, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, pixie, poltergeist, pooka, presence, puca, puck, pwca, revenant, shade, shadow, shape, shrouded spirit, specter, spectral ghost, spirit, spook, sylph, sylphid, theophany, tokoloshe, unsubstantiality, vision, walking dead man, wandering soul, wraith, young devil, zombie
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