from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
- noun This part of a human when disembodied after death.
- noun In Aristotelian philosophy, an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans).
- noun A human.
- noun A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification.
- noun A person's emotional or moral nature.
- noun The central or integral part; the vital core.
- noun A sense of emotional strength or spiritual vitality held to derive from black and especially African-American cultural experience, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion, and music.
- noun Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist.
- noun Soul music.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To endue with a soul.
- noun Anything eaten with bread; a relish, as butter, cheese, milk, or preserves; that which satisfies.
- To afford suitable sustenance; satisfy with food; satiate.
- noun A substantial entity believed to be that in each person which lives, feels, thinks, and wills.
- noun The moral and emotional part of man's nature; the seat of the sentiments or feelings: in distinction from
- noun The animating or essential part; the essence: as, the soul of a song; the source of action; the chief part; hence, the inspirer or leader of any action or movement: as, the soul of an enterprise; an able commander is the soul of an army.
- noun Fervor; fire; grandeur of mind, or other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature.
- noun A spiritual being; a disembodied spirit; a shade.
- noun A human being; a person.
- noun Synonyms and
- noun Intellect, Spirit, etc. See
- noun Ardor, force.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Sole.
- intransitive verb obsolete To afford suitable sustenance.
- transitive verb obsolete To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
- noun 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.”
- noun The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part.
- noun The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart.
- noun Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness.
- noun A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet.
- noun A pure or disembodied spirit.
- noun A perceived shared community and awareness among African-Americans.
- noun Soul music.
- noun See
Cure, n., 2.
- noun the passing bell.
- noun [Obs.] See Soul scot, below.
- noun (O. Eccl. Law) A funeral duty paid in former times for a requiem for the soul.
- adjective By or for African-Americans, or characteristic of their culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun religion, folklore The
spiritor essenceof a person usually thought to consist of one's thoughts and personality. Often believed to live on after the person's death.
- noun The spirit or essence of anything.
Life, energy, vigor.
- noun music
- noun A
person, especially as one among many.
- noun An individual life.
- verb obsolete, transitive To
enduewith a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun deep feeling or emotion
- noun a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
"I can respect a _soul_, sir," replied Emma, warmly, -- "a soul made in the image of God, though it were sunk in the very depths of pollution and wretchedness; and so can the 'Great and Holy One,' Mr. Sliver, or he never would have sent his Son to redeem the world."
It is of the highest importance to the developing soul to unfold into a realization of this relationship and unity, _for when this conception is once fully established the soul is enabled to rise above certain of the lower planes, and is free from the operation of certain laws that bind the undeveloped soul_.
For it is the soul which manifests as _body_, which thinks as _mind_, which feels and loves as _heart_, and which is what it is -- though not perhaps what it really or finally is -- as _soul_.
It may be well to fall into the usage of ordinary speech, and speak of that which survives death as the _soul_, so long as we keep in mind what is really meant, viz., that it is the soul _united with the spirit_ which survives death.
"No soul, Excellenza; rest assured, no _soul_ -- Again the mortar."
The Lord has come down with mighty power into my soul, and I feel the blessedness of _full rest of soul_ in God.
First, saith he, it is plain by verse 31, they took it in _animas_, upon their souls, — a _soul matter_ they made of it: there needs no soul for
If the war is sapping our soul though ’spirit’ would seem more apt than ’soul’ then oh, maybe we should leave.
"The doctrine of the soul -- first _soul_, and second _soul_, and evermore
III. i.35 (64,1) love's invisible soul] _love's_ visible _soul_.]