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Meaning of SPRITE

Pronunciation:  sprIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small, human in form, playful, having magical powers
 

SPRITE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: faerie, faery, fairy
 
 See Also: brownie, dwarf, elf, gnome, gremlin, hob, imp, Morgan le Fay, pixie, pixy, Puck, Robin Goodfellow, spiritual being, supernatural being, Titania, water nymph, water sprite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sprite\, 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}.

         Gaping graves received the wandering, guilty sprite.
                                               --Dryden.

2. An elf; a fairy; a goblin.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. An operating system from berkeley supporting multiprocessing and distributed files.

  2. A small bitmap image, often used in animated games but also sometimes used as a synonym for icon.

 

 

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