- A mythical being who had magical powers, known in many sizes and descriptions, although often depicted in modern illustrations only as small and spritely with gauze-like wings; A sprite.
- Two species of hummingbird in the genus Heliothryx.
- (uncountable, obsolete) the realm of faerie; enchantment, illusion.
- (paganism) A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.
- (Northern England, US, derogatory, colloquial) a male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.