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soul

 (sōl)
n.
1.
a. 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.
b. This part of a human when disembodied after death.
2. 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).
3.
a. A human: "the homes of some nine hundred souls" (Garrison Keillor).
b. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification: I am the very soul of discretion.
c. A person's emotional or moral nature: "An actor is ... often a soul which wishes to reveal itself to the world but dare not" (Alec Guinness).
4. The central or integral part; the vital core: "It saddens me that this network ... may lose its soul, which is after all the quest for news" (Marvin Kalb).
5. 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.
6. Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist: a performance that had a lot of soul.
7. Soul music.

[Middle English, from Old English sāwol.]

soul

(səʊl)
n
1. (Theology) the spirit or immaterial part of man, the seat of human personality, intellect, will, and emotions, regarded as an entity that survives the body after death.
2. (Theology) Christianity the spiritual part of a person, capable of redemption from the power of sin through divine grace
3. the essential part or fundamental nature of anything
4. a person's feelings or moral nature as distinct from other faculties
5. (Jazz)
a. Also called: soul music a type of Black music resulting from the addition of jazz, gospel, and pop elements to the urban blues style
b. (as modifier): a soul singer.
6. (Peoples) (modifier) of or relating to Black Americans and their culture: soul brother; soul food.
7. nobility of spirit or temperament: a man of great soul and courage.
8. an inspiring spirit or leading figure, as of a cause or movement
9. a person regarded as typifying some characteristic or quality: the soul of discretion.
10. a person; individual: an honest soul.
11. the life and soul See life28
12. upon my soul! an exclamation of surprise
[Old English sāwol; related to Old Frisian sēle, Old Saxon sēola, Old High German sēula soul]
ˈsoul-ˌlike adj

Soul

(səʊl)
n
(Theology) Christian Science another word for God

soul

(soʊl)

n.
1. the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical.
2. the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect, or as believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in a life to come.
3. the disembodied spirit of a deceased person.
4. the seat of human feelings or sentiments.
5. a person: brave souls.
6. spirit or courage.
7. the essential element or part of something.
8. the embodiment of some quality: He was the very soul of tact.
9. (cap.) (in Christian Science) God.
10. (among black Americans) shared ethnic awareness and pride.
11. deeply felt emotion, as conveyed by a performer or artist.
adj.
13. of or pertaining to black Americans or their culture.
[before 900; Old English sāwl, sāwol, c. Old High German sē(u)la]

Soul


a doctrine that God creates a new soul for every human being bon. Cf. metempsychosis. — creationist, n. — creationistic, adj.
the doctrine or belief that the soul enters the body by divine infu-sion at conception or birth.
1. the passage of a soul from one body to another.
2. the rebirth of the soul at death in another body, either human or animal. Cf. creationism. — metempsychic, metempsychosic, metempsychosical, adj.
the theory that all souls are actually a single unity. — mono-psychic, monopsychical, adj.
the denial that the soul exists. — nullibist, n.
Philosophy. the doctrine that each object in the universe has either a mind or an unconscious soul. — panpsychist, n. — panpsychistic, adj.
the belief that one person may have many souls or modes of intelligence. — polypsychic, polypsychical, adj.
the guiding of a soul, especially that of a person recently dead into the lower world. — psychagogue, n. — psychagogic, adj.
Obsolete, a conflict or battle between the soul and the body.
the manifestation of a person’s soul to another, usually at some distance from the body. — psychorrhagic, adj.
the belief that the soul has a divine nature.
Theology. the doctrine that a new human soul is generated from the souls of the parents at the moment of conception. — traducianist, n. — traducianistic, adj.
any of various theories of metempsychosis or reincarna-tion, as the Hindu doctrines of Karma.

Soul

 
  1. Feel my soul rolling as if it were inside an empty barrel —Yehuda Amichai
  2. The human soul is like a bird that is born in a cage. Nothing can deprive it of its natural longings or obliterate the mysterious remembrance of its heritage —Epes Sargent
  3. The inner chambers of the soul are like the photographer’s darkroom. Like a laboratory. One cannot stay there all the time or it becomes the solitary cell of the neurotic —Anaïs Nin
  4. I thought that the soul went round like a Gladstone bag, never caring a damn for any particular station-rack or hotel cloakroom —Dylan Thomas
  5. My soul is like a desert and the wind blows in its silent barren spaces —W. Somerset Maugham
  6. My soul is like the oar that momentarily dies in a desperate stress beneath the wave, then glitters out again and sweeps the sea —Sidney Lanier
  7. Some souls are like sponges. You cannot squeeze anything out of them except what they have sucked from you —Kahlil Gibran
  8. Soul … as disheveled as your apartment —Jay Mclnerney
  9. A soul as white as heaven —Beaumont and Fletcher
  10. The soul dwells in the body like a spider in its web —Anon Greek philosopher

    A variation from the same source: “The soul resides in the body like a sailor in a ship.”

  11. Soulless as apes. Spineless as mosquitoes or dandelions —Rick Borsten
  12. The soul, like fire, abhors what it consumes —Derek Walcott
  13. The soul of man is larger than the sky —Hartley Coleridge
  14. A soul that, like an ample shield, can take in all, and verge enough for more —John Dryden
  15. A soul through which the morning shines as through a leaf —Rainer Maria Rilke
  16. Strong souls live like fire-hearted suns, to spend their strength in further striving action —George Eliot
  17. The sweetest souls, like the sweetest flowers, soon canker in cities —Walter Savage Landor
  18. Your soul was like a star, and dwelt apart —William Wordsworth

    In Wordsworth’s sonnet the first word was ‘Thy.’

  19. (Even if you’re racked by troubles, and sick and poor and ugly,) you’ve got your soul to carry through life like a treasure on a platter —Alice Munro

soul

A commercialized form of R&B that became popular in the 1960s and 1970s. A large range of musical styles are categorized under soul.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soul - the immaterial part of a personsoul - the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
ghost - the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
spirit - the vital principle or animating force within living things
2.soul - a human beingsoul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
self - a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
appointee, appointment - a person who is appointed to a job or position
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
captor, capturer - a person who captures and holds people or animals
changer, modifier - a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu"
color-blind person - a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
communicator - a person who communicates with others
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
applied scientist, engineer, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
experimenter - a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas; "she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
face - a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
female person, female - a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
aborigine, indigen, indigene, native, aboriginal - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
native - a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil"
inexperienced person, innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
loved one - a person who you love, usually a member of your family
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
money dealer, money handler - a person who receives or invests or pays out money
national, subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
nonworker - a person who does nothing
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
3.soul - deep feeling or emotion
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
4.soul - the human embodiment of something; "the soul of honor"
embodiment - giving concrete form to an abstract concept
5.soul - 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"
African-American music, black music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
gospel singing, gospel - folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)

soul

noun
1. spirit, essence, psyche, life, mind, reason, intellect, vital force, animating principle Such memories stirred in his soul.
2. embodiment, essence, incarnation, epitome, personification, quintessence, type With such celebrated clients, she necessarily remains the soul of discretion.
3. person, being, human, individual, body, creature, mortal, man or woman a tiny village of only 100 souls
4. feeling, force, energy, vitality, animation, fervour, ardour, vivacity an ice goddess without soul
Related words
adjective pneumatic

soul

noun
1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings:
2. The essential being of a person, regarded as immaterial and immortal:
3. A member of the human race:
4. The most central and material part:
Law: gravamen.
5. The seat of a person's innermost emotions and feelings:
Idioms: bottom of one's heart, cockles of one's heart, one's heart of hearts.
Translations
روحشَخْصمُنَظِّم، قائِدموسيقى روحانِيَّهنَفْس
dušesoulčlověk
sjælsoulmusikmenneske
animo
sielusoulhenki
duša
léleklelke
sálsála, mannverasól-tónlistdriffjöîur
영혼
anima
bodusdvasingoji muzikailgesingaisiela
dvēselegarspersonasoula mūzikabūtne
zielsoul
muzică soulsingurspiritsufletunic
dušasoul
dušasoul
duša
själsoul
วิญญาณ
ruhzenci müziğikişilider
душа
linh hồn

soul

[səʊl]
A. N
1. (Rel) → alma f
with all one's soulcon todo el alma
All Souls' Day(el día de) Todos los Santos
(God) bless my soul! (o.f.) → ¡que Dios me ampare!
God rest his soulque Dios lo acoja en su seno
upon my soul! (o.f.) → ¡cielo santo!
like a lost soulcomo alma en pena
to sell one's soul to the devilvender el alma al diablo
see also possess 1
2. (= feeling) you have no soul!¡no tienes sentimientos!
the music lacks soula la música le falta sentimiento
these places have no soulestos sitios no tienen vida
3. (= essence) [of people, nation] → espíritu m
see also bare B
see also body A1
see also heart A2
see also life A5
4. (fig) (= person) → alma f
3,000 souls3.000 almas
there was not a (living) soul in sightno se veía (ni) un alma
a few brave souls ventured outunos cuantos valientes se aventuraron a salir
the poor soul had nowhere to sleepel pobre no tenía dónde dormir
poor soul!¡pobrecito!
I won't tell a soulno se lo diré a nadie
5. (= embodiment) to be the soul of discretionser la discreción personificada or en persona
see also brevity
6. (Mus) (also soul music) → música f soul
B. CPD soul food N cocina negra del Sur de EE.UU.
soul music Nmúsica f soul
soul singer Ncantante mf de soul

soul

[ˈsəʊl]
n
(= spirit) → âme f
(= person) → âme f
She was a kind and generous soul.; He's a jolly soul
BUT C'est un joyeux luron.
I didn't see a soul → je n'ai pas vu âme qui vive
the poor soul → le pauvre
The poor soul had nowhere to sleep → Le pauvre n'avait nulle partdormir.
(also soul music) → soul f
modif (MUSIC) [band, singer, record] → de soulsoul-destroying [ˈsəʊldɪˈstrɔɪɪŋ] adj [job, experience] → démoralisant(e)soul food (mainly US) n cuisine traditionnelle du sud des États Unis.

soul

n
Seele f; upon my soul! (dated) (God) bless my soul!meiner Treu (dated), → na so was!; All Souls’ DayAllerheiligen nt; God rest his soul!Gott hab ihn selig! ? body a
(= inner being)Innerste(s), Wesen nt; he may not be a brilliant intellect, but he has a beautiful souler ist vielleicht kein großer Geist, aber er hat innere Werte; he loved her with all his souler liebte sie von ganzem Herzen; he loved her with all his heart and with all his souler liebte sie mit jeder Faser seines Herzens; the priest urged them to search their soulsder Priester drängte sie, ihr Gewissen zu erforschen; a little humility is good for the soulein bisschen Bescheidenheit tut der Seele gut; the soul of the city has been destroyed by modernizationdurch die Modernisierung ist die Stadt in ihrem innersten Wesen zerstört worden; to have a soul above somethingüber etw (acc)hoch erhaben sein; the music lacks soulder Musik fehlt echter Ausdruck; poetry is the soul of civilizationdie Dichtkunst ist die Seele der Zivilisation
(= finer feelings)Herz nt, → Gefühl nt; complete lack of soulvollkommene Gefühllosigkeit; a musician of considerable technical skill, but lacking soulein Musiker von beachtlichem technischem Können, aber ohne echtes Gefühl; you’ve got to have soul (US sl) → du musst Feeling haben (inf); soul brotherBruder m; soul sisterSchwester f; he’s a soul brotherer ist einer von uns
(= person)Seele f; 3,000 souls3.000 Seelen (geh); poor soul! (inf)Ärmste(r)!; how is she, the wee soul?wie gehts denn unsrer Kleinen?; he’s a good souler ist ein guter Mensch; she’s a kind or kindly soulsie ist eine gute Seele; she’s a simple soulsie hat ein schlichtes Gemüt; not a soulkeine Menschenseele; there wasn’t a living soul aboutkeine Menschenseele war zu sehen; the ship was lost with all soulsdas Schiff ging mit (der ganzen Besatzung und) allen Passagieren unter
he’s the soul of generosity/discretioner ist die Großzügigkeit/Diskretion in Person
(Mus) → Soul m

soul

:
soul mate
nSeelenfreund(in) m(f)
soul music
nSoul m, → Soulmusik f
soul-searching
nGewissensprüfung f
soul-stirring
adj speech, musicbewegend

soul

[səʊl] n
a.anima
with all one's soul → con tutta l'anima
All Souls' Day → il giorno dei morti
God rest his soul → pace all'anima sua
he's the soul of discretion → è la discrezione in persona
b. (person) → anima
the ship sank with all souls → la nave affondò con tutti a bordo
I didn't see a soul → non ho visto anima viva
the poor soul had nowhere to sleep → il poveraccio non aveva dove dormire
c. (also soul music) → soul m

soul

(səul) noun
1. the spirit; the non-physical part of a person, which is often thought to continue in existence after he or she dies. People often discuss whether animals and plants have souls.
2. a person. She's a wonderful old soul.
3. (of an enterprise etc) the organizer or leader. He is the soul of the whole movement.
4. soul music.
ˈsoulful adjective
full of (usually sad, wistful etc) feeling. a soulful expression.
ˈsoulfully adverb
ˈsoulless adjective
1. (of a person) without fine feeling or nobleness.
2. (of life, a task etc) dull or very unimportant.
ˈsoul-destroying adjective
(of a task etc) very dull, boring, repetitive etc.
soul music (also soul)
a type of music, descended from American Negro gospel songs, which has great emotion.

soul

نَفْس duše sjæl Seele ψυχή alma sielu âme duša anima 영혼 ziel sjel dusza alma душа själ วิญญาณ ruh linh hồn 灵魂

soul

n. alma, espíritu.

soul

n alma
References in classic literature ?
Beth said nothing, but wiped away her tears with the blue army sock and began to knit with all her might, losing no time in doing the duty that lay nearest her, while she resolved in her quiet little soul to be all that Father hoped to find her when the year brought round the happy coming home.
She might take a notion to come home unexpectedly, and, though she is a dear, good soul, she doesn't altogether approve of my going off on these wild trips with you, Tom Swift.
Shimerda's soul were lingering about in this world at all, it would be here, in our house, which had been more to his liking than any other in the neighbourhood.
When Tom stood face to face with his persecutor, and heard his threats, and thought in his very soul that his hour was come, his heart swelled bravely in him, and he thought he could bear torture and fire, bear anything, with the vision of Jesus and heaven but just a step beyond; but, when he was gone, and the present excitement passed off, came back the pain of his bruised and weary limbs,--came back the sense of his utterly degraded, hopeless, forlorn estate; and the day passed wearily enough.
It is," said my soul, as I turned and walked past her again; "you missed her once, are you going to miss her again?
In the dim caverns of the gloomy Dis, Where, tracing mystic lines and characters, My soul abideth now, there came to me The sorrow-laden plaint of her, the fair, The peerless Dulcinea del Toboso.
I learned, however, from his wife, who seemed a decent, poor soul, that he was only the assistant of Smollet, who of the two mates was the responsible person.
But thou art ten times the stronger man in this good air,' says Kim, for to his wearied soul appeal the well-cropped, kindly Plains.
I am not sure, indeed, that he greatly disagreed with the Chinese, who held that the soul lies in the abdomen.
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you"--here I opened wide the door-- Darkness there and nothing more.
Every living thing in the first place is composed of soul and body, of these the one is by nature the governor, the other the governed; now if we would know what is natural, we ought to search for it in those subjects in which nature appears most perfect, and not in those which are corrupted; we should therefore examine into a man who is most perfectly formed both in soul and body, in whom this is evident, for in the depraved and vicious the body seems [1254b] to rule rather than the soul, on account of their being corrupt and contrary to nature.
With him it is always "a drama of the interior, a tragedy or comedy of the soul, to see thereby how each soul becomes conscious of itself.