Definition of Soul
1. Noun. The immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life.
Specialized synonyms: Ghost
Generic synonyms: Spirit
Derivative terms: Psychical
2. Noun. A human being. "There was too much for one person to do"
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism, Causal Agency, Causal Agent, Cause
Terms within: Personality, Anatomy, Bod, Build, Chassis, Figure, Flesh, Form, Frame, Human Body, Material Body, Physical Body, Physique, Shape, Soma
Group relationships: People
Specialized synonyms: Self, Adult, Grownup, Adventurer, Venturer, Anomaly, Unusual Person, Applicant, Applier, Appointee, Appointment, Capitalist, Captor, Capturer, Changer, Modifier, Color-blind Person, Common Man, Common Person, Commoner, Communicator, Contestant, Coward, Creator, Controversialist, Disputant, Eristic, Applied Scientist, Engineer, Technologist, Entertainer, Experimenter, Expert, Face, Female, Female Person, Individualist, Denizen, Dweller, Habitant, Indweller, Inhabitant, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Indigen, Indigene, Native, Native, Inexperienced Person, Innocent, Intellect, Intellectual, Juvenile, Juvenile Person, Lover, Loved One, Leader, Male, Male Person, Money Dealer, Money Handler, National, Subject, Nonreligious Person, Nonworker, Compeer, Equal, Match, Peer, Beholder, Observer, Perceiver, Percipient, Percher, Forerunner, Precursor, Primitive, Primitive Person, Religious Person, Sensualist, Traveler, Traveller, Unfortunate, Unfortunate Person, Persona Non Grata, Unwelcome Person, Unskilled Person, Worker, African, Person Of Color, Person Of Colour, Black, Black Person, Blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Caucasian, White, White Person, Amerindian, Native American, Slav, Gentile, Hebrew, Israelite, Jew, Aries, Ram, Bull, Taurus, Gemini, Twin, Cancer, Crab, Leo, Lion, Virgin, Virgo, Balance, Libra, Scorpio, Scorpion, Archer, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Goat, Aquarius, Water Bearer, Fish, Pisces, Abator, Abjurer, Abomination, Abstainer, Abstinent, Nondrinker, Achiever, Succeeder, Success, Winner, Acquaintance, Friend, Acquirer, Active, Actor, Doer, Worker, Adjudicator, Admirer, Adoptee, Adversary, Antagonist, Opponent, Opposer, Resister, Advisee, Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent, Affiant, Agnostic, Doubter, Amateur, Ancient, Anti, Anti-american, Apprehender, Appreciator, Archaist, Arrogator, Assessee, Asthmatic, Authority, Autodidact, Baby Boomer, Boomer, Baby Buster, Buster, Bad Guy, Bad Person, Baldhead, Baldpate, Baldy, Balker, Baulker, Noncompliant, Bullfighter, Toreador, Bather, Beard, Bedfellow, Bereaved, Bereaved Person, Best, Topper, Birth, Biter, Blogger, Blond, Blonde, Bluecoat, Bodybuilder, Muscle Builder, Muscle-builder, Musclebuilder, Muscleman, Bomber, Brunet, Brunette, Buster, Candidate, Prospect, Case, Cashier, Celebrant, Celebrater, Celebrator, Censor, Chameleon, Beguiler, Charmer, Baby, Child, Chutzpanik, Closer, Clumsy Person, Aggregator, Collector, Battler, Belligerent, Combatant, Fighter, Scrapper, Complexifier, Compulsive, Computer User, Contemplative, Convert, Ape, Aper, Copycat, Emulator, Imitator, Counter, Counterterrorist, Crawler, Creeper, Creature, Wight, Creditor, Cripple, Dancer, Social Dancer, Dead Person, Dead Soul, Deceased, Deceased Person, Decedent, Departed, Deaf Person, Debaser, Degrader, Debitor, Debtor, Defecator, Shitter, Voider, Delayer, Deliverer, Demander, Dieter, Differentiator, Discriminator, Disentangler, Unraveler, Unraveller, Contestant, Dissenter, Dissident, Objector, Protester, Divider, Domestic Partner, Significant Other, Spousal Equivalent, Spouse Equivalent, Double, Image, Look-alike, Dresser, Dribbler, Driveller, Drooler, Slobberer, Drug User, Substance Abuser, User, Dyslectic, Ectomorph, Effecter, Effector, Elizabethan, Emotional Person, Endomorph, Enjoyer, Enrollee, Ethnic, Adventurer, Explorer, Extravert, Extrovert, Faddist, Faller, Fastener, Fiduciary, First-rater, Follower, Free Agent, Free Spirit, Freewheeler, Friend, Fleer, Fugitive, Runaway, Gainer, Gainer, Weight Gainer, Gambler, Gatekeeper, Gatherer, Good Guy, Good Person, Granter, Greeter, Saluter, Welcomer, Grinner, Groaner, Grunter, Guesser, Handicapped Person, Hater, Heterosexual, Heterosexual Person, Straight, Straight Person, Gay, Homo, Homophile, Homosexual, Homunculus, Hope, Hoper, Huddler, Hugger, Immune, Insured, Insured Person, Interpreter, Introvert, Jat, Gem, Jewel, Jumper, Junior, Killer, Slayer, Relation, Relative, Kink, Kneeler, Knocker, Apprehender, Knower, Large Person, Latin, Laugher, Assimilator, Learner, Scholar, Left-hander, Lefty, Southpaw, Life, Lightning Rod, Linguist, Polyglot, Literate, Literate Person, Liver, Longer, Thirster, Yearner, Loose Cannon, Machine, Mailer, Malcontent, Man, Manipulator, Man Jack, Married, Masturbator, Onanist, Measurer, Nonmember, Mesomorph, Ladino, Mestizo, Middlebrow, Miracle Man, Miracle Worker, Misogamist, Mixed-blood, Modern, Monolingual, Mother Hen, Mouse, Maimer, Mangler, Mutilator, Namer, Namesake, Neglecter, Neighbor, Neighbour, Neutral, Nondescript, Nonparticipant, Nonpartisan, Nonpartizan, Nonperson, Unperson, Nonresident, Nonsmoker, Nude, Nude Person, Nurser, Occultist, Optimist, Orphan, Ostrich, Ejector, Ouster, Outcaste, Outdoorsman, Owner, Possessor, Coddler, Mollycoddler, Pamperer, Spoiler, Pansexual, Excuser, Forgiver, Pardoner, Partner, Party, Passer, Personage, Personification, Perspirer, Sweater, Philosopher, Chooser, Picker, Selector, Pisser, Urinator, Contriver, Deviser, Planner, Player, Posturer, Powderer, Preserver, Propositus, Public Relations Person, Pursuer, Pussycat, Quarter, Quitter, Radical, Realist, Rectifier, Carrottop, Red-header, Redhead, Redheader, Registrant, Allayer, Comforter, Reliever, Repeater, Recoverer, Rescuer, Saver, Rester, Controller, Restrainer, Revenant, Have, Rich Person, Wealthy Person, Right Hander, Right-hander, Righthander, Riser, Romper, Roundhead, Ruler, Swayer, Rusher, Scientist, Scratcher, Mediocrity, Second-rater, Cloud Seeder, Seeder, Quester, Searcher, Seeker, Segregate, Romanticist, Sentimentalist, Sex Object, Sex Symbol, Mover And Shaker, Shaker, Showman, Signatory, Signer, Simple, Simpleton, Six-footer, Skidder, Slider, Slipper, Slave, Slave, Sleepyhead, Sloucher, Small Person, Smasher, Smiler, Sneezer, Sniffer, Sniffler, Sniveler, Snuffer, Snuffler, Socialiser, Socializer, Sort, Sounding Board, Sphinx, Expectorator, Spitter, Sport, Sprawler, Spurner, Squint-eye, Squinter, Smotherer, Stifler, Stigmatic, Stigmatist, Stooper, Stranger, Struggler, Case, Guinea Pig, Subject, Supernumerary, Surrenderer, Yielder, Survivalist, Survivor, Suspect, Tagger, Tagger, Tapper, Tempter, Termer, Scourge, Terror, Threat, Testate, Testator, Scrag, Skin And Bones, Thin Person, Third-rater, Thrower, Tiger, Totemist, Toucher, Transfer, Transferee, Transexual, Transsexual, Cross-dresser, Transvestite, Attempter, Essayer, Trier, Turner, Tyrant, Opener, Undoer, Unfastener, Untier, User, Vanisher, Dupe, Victim, Victorian, Visionary, Visually Impaired Person, Waiter, Waker, Walk-in, Needer, Wanter, Ward, Warrior, Watcher, Doormat, Weakling, Wuss, Weasel, Squirmer, Wiggler, Wriggler, Winker, Withholder, Witness, Worldling, Yawner
Derivative terms: Individualize, Mortal, Personhood, Personify
3. Noun. Deep feeling or emotion.
4. Noun. The human embodiment of something. "The soul of honor"
5. Noun. 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"
Definition of Soul
1. a. Sole.
2. a. Sole.
3. v. i. To afford suitable sustenance.
4. n. 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."
5. v. t. To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
Definition of Soul
1. Noun. 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. ¹
2. Noun. The spirit or essence of anything. ¹
3. Noun. Life, energy, vigor. ¹
4. Noun. (music) Soul music. ¹
5. Noun. A person, especially as one among many. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Soul
1. the spiritual aspect of human beings [n -S] : SOULED, SOULLESS, SOULLIKE [adj]
Medical Definition of Soul
1. 1. 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 eyes of our souls only then begin to see, when our bodily eyes are closing." (Law) 2. The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part. "The hidden soul of harmony." "Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul." (Milton) 3. The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able gemeral is the soul of his army. "He is the very soul of bounty!" (Shak) 4. Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness. "That he wants algebra he must confess; But not a soul to give our arms success." (Young) 5. A human being; a person; a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." (Prov. Xxv. 25) "God forbid so many simple souls Should perish by the aword!" (Shak) "Now mistress Gilpin (careful soul)." (Cowper) 6. A pure or disembodied spirit. "That to his only Son . . . Every soul in heaven Shall bend the knee." (Milton) Soul is used in the formation of numerous compounds, most of which are of obvious signification; as, soul-betraying, soul-consuming, soul-destroying, soul-distracting, soul-enfeebling, soul-exalting, soul-felt, soul-harrowing, soul-piercing, soul-quickening, soul-reviving, soul-stirring, soul-subduing, soul-withering, etc. Synonym: Spirit, life, courage, fire, ardor. Cure of souls. See Cure. Soul bell, the passing bell. Soul foot. See Soul scot, below. Soul scot or Soul shot. [Soul + scot, or shot; cf. AS. Sawelsceat. A funeral duty paid in former times for a requiem for the soul. Origin: OE. Soule, saule, AS. Sawel, sawl; akin to OFries. Sle, OS. Sola, D. Ziel, G. Seele, OHG. Sla, sula, Icel. Sala, Sw. Sjal, Dan. Siael, Goth. Saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. Saeculum a lifetime, age (cf. Secular). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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