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Definitions of soul

  1. the human embodiment of something; "the soul of honor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; "soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. deep feeling or emotion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Sole. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To afford suitable sustenance. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The spiritual, rational, and immortal part in man; that part of man which enables him to think, and which renders him a subject of moral government; -- sometimes, in distinction from the higher nature, or spirit, of man, the so-called animal soul, that is, the seat of life, the sensitive affections and phantasy, exclusive of the voluntary and rational powers; -- sometimes, in distinction from the mind, the moral and emotional part of man's nature, the seat of feeling, in distinction from intellect; -- sometimes, the intellect only; the understanding; the seat of knowledge, as distinguished from feeling. In a more general sense, "an animating, separable, surviving entity, the vehicle of individual personal existence." Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A pure or disembodied spirit. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The spiritual and immortal part in man; the essential part of a person's identity; that part of man's nature where feelings, ideals, and morals center; the necessary or central part of anything; as, the soul of art; a person who leads and inspires; as, the soul of the company; any trait which indicates a noble nature, such as courage; a person; as, not a soul was there. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. That part of man which thinks, feels, desires, etc.: the seat of life and intellect: life: essence: internal power: energy or grandeur of mind: a human being, a person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. The spiritual part of man; life; essence; magnanimity; a person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The spiritual nature of man. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The vital principle; essence or life of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Nobleness; generosity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The spiritual part of man, the seat of reason and conscience; the intellectual principle, or understanding; the vital principle; spirit; essence; life; internal power; a person; animal life; active power; courage; heart; a familiar compellation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The thinking, spiritual, and immortal being in man; that part of man which enables him to think and reason, and which distinguishes him from the brutes; heart; vital principle; essence or chief part; internal power; a living intellectual creature; spirit; energy or grandeur of mind; disposition or appetite; the inspirer of any action, or leader of an enterprise; used as a familiar appellation for a person, as a poor soul, a good soul. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for soul

  1. She is a little hard up, poor soul – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  2. But to her own soul she said: " What's a doctor?" – Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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