"spirit" of a place or time; "spirituality, intellectuality," 1871, from German Geist (see ghost).
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Nintendo stepped in, making this the first M-rated game the company has published since Geist in 2005 (and only their third ever).Bayonetta Is Nintendo’s Graphic, Ass-Kicking Barbie|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Media vet Brian Williams calls Geist "one part Twain, one part Carrot Top," and his first work is definitely not one to miss.
"Geist" is rather mind as the common nature of intelligence.
Geist, gīst, n. spirit, any inspiring or dominating principle.
The geist of social and political evolution is economic, according to the Socialist philosophy.Socialism|John Spargo
The world of thought, though sometimes described as Spirit or 'Geist,' is really impersonal.Sophist|Plato
At its close voices on high are heard (“Seid getrost, ich bin euch nah, und mein Geist ist mit euch”).The Standard Cantatas|George P. Upton