the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul(noun)
a human being
"there was too much for one person to do"
deep feeling or emotion
the human embodiment of something
"the soul of honor"
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"
A perceived shared community and awareness among African-Americans.
By or for African-Americans, or characteristic of their culture; as, soul music; soul newspapers; soul food.
The spirit or essence of a person usually thought to consist of one's thoughts and personality. Often believed to live on after the person's death.
The spirit or essence of anything.
Life, energy, vigor.
This place has no soul
A person, especially as one among many.
to afford suitable sustenance
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."
the seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part
the leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army
energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness
a human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul
a pure or disembodied spirit
to indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind
Origin: [OE. soule, saule, AS. swel, swl; akin to OFries. sle, OS. sola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. sla, sula, Icel. sla, Sw. sjl, Dan. siael, Goth. saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum a lifetime, age (cf. Secular.)]
The soul, in many mythological, religious, philosophical, and psychological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object. According to some religions, souls—or at least immortal souls capable of union with the divine—belong only to human beings. For example, the Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas attributed "soul" to all organisms but taught that only human souls are immortal. Other religions teach that all biological organisms have souls, and others further still that non-biological entities possess souls. This latter belief is called animism. Anima mundi and the Dharmic Ātman are concepts of a "world soul." Soul can function as a synonym for spirit, mind, psyche or self.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sōl, n. that part of man which thinks, feels, desires, &c.: the seat of life and intellect: life: essence: internal power: energy or grandeur of mind: a human being, a person.—ns. Soul′-bell, the passing bell; Soul′-cūr′er (Shak.), a parson.—adjs. Souled, full of soul or feeling; Soul′-fear′ing (Shak.), soul-terrifying; Soul′ful, expressive of elevated feeling.—adv. Soul′fully.—n. Soul′fulness.—adj. Soul′less, without nobleness of mind, mean, spiritless.—ns. Soul′lessness; Soul′-shot, -scot, a funeral payment.—adj. Soul′-sick, morally diseased.—All-souls' Day, the 2d November, when the souls of the faithful departed are commemorated. [M. E. saule—A.S. sáwol; Ger. seele.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given to the spiritual part of man, the seat of reason (q. v.) and conscience, by which he relates and subordinates himself to the higher spiritual world, inspiring him with a sense of individual responsibility.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SOUL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3267
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SOUL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4130
Rank popularity for the word 'SOUL' in Nouns Frequency: #1157
The numerical value of SOUL in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of SOUL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen.
Neuroscience seemed like the way to go but it didn't pan out. In order to rehabilitate the broken mind, my soul must be eviscerated. I could not sacrifice my soul to have a 'normal' mind.
I couldn't change my soul ... There is no surgery for your soul like a heart transplant, but you can get a different body, and thank God today. One-hundred years ago, I don't know what I would have done.
I think there are police departments that have to do some soul-searching. I think there are some communities that have to do some soul-searching, but I think we as a country have to do some soul-searching.
It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.
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Translations for SOUL
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- نَفْسٌ, روحArabic
- ruh, canAzerbaijani
- инсан, кеше, йән, бәндәBashkir
- ànimaCatalan, Valencian
- доушаOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Seele, SoulGerman
- ψυχή, σόουλGreek
- soulo, animoEsperanto
- روان, جان, روحPersian
- sielu, soul, soul-musiikki, henkiFinnish
- âme, soulFrench
- anamScottish Gaelic
- רוח, נשמה, נפש, נפש חיה, רוח חייםHebrew
- lélek, önvalóHungarian
- jiwa, ruhIndonesian
- 魂魄, 魂, 精神, ソウル, 霊Japanese
- გული, სულიGeorgian
- жан, діл, рухKazakh
- 魂魄, 영혼, 소울, 넋, 혼백Korean
- anima, animusLatin
- SéilLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- velis, dvēseleLatvian
- tino, wairuaMāori
- jiwa, rohMalay
- soul, zielDutch
- iiʼ sizíiniiNavajo, Navaho
- удOssetian, Ossetic
- życie, soul, duszaPolish
- alma, soul, ânimoPortuguese
- unic, spirit, singur, muzică soul, sufletRomanian
- дух, душа́, со́улRussian
- heaggaNorthern Sami
- duša, душаSerbo-Croatian
- ආත්මයSinhala, Sinhalese
- soul, dušaSlovak
- soul, själSwedish
- ఆత్మ, నూటికి ఒక్కడుTelugu
- дил, рӯҳ, ҷонTajik
- kalag, kaluluwaTagalog
- can, ruhTurkish
- өрәк, рух, котTatar
- روح, آتماUrdu
- ruh, jonUzbek
- 靈魂, linh hồnVietnamese
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