Definitions of soul

  1. the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
  2. the human embodiment of something; " the soul of honor"
  3. 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"
  4. deep feeling or emotion
  5. a human being; " there was too much for one person to do"
  6. Sole.
  7. To afford suitable sustenance.
  8. 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."
  9. The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part.
  10. The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army.
  11. Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness.
  12. A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul.
  13. A pure or disembodied spirit.
  14. To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. The spiritual part of man; life; essence; magnanimity; a person.
  18. The spiritual nature of man.
  19. The vital principle; essence or life of anything.
  20. Nobleness; generosity.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.

Quotes of soul

  1. I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term, for from the bottom of my soul I protest against everything that is said, and everything that is done. – Pierre Bayle
  2. Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul – Henry Ward Beecher
  3. The authentic self is the soul made visible. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  4. To have another language is to possess a second soul – Charlemagne
  5. Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. – Agatha Christie
  6. Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart. – Harry Crosby
  7. While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. – Eugene V. Debs
  8. As the body dieth when the soul departeth, so the soul of man dieth, when it hath not the knowledge of God. – John Jewel
  9. I would rather my soul broil in hell than I do you any harm. – William Kidd
  10. I am with you heart and soul in the great cause to which you are devoting all your energy and your life. – Frank Leslie
  11. Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. – Martin Luther
  12. Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul – Michel de Montaigne
  13. I've gone the full spectrum- from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop- and the public has accepted what I've done through it all. I think it means I've been doing something right at the right time. – Lou Rawls
  14. Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny. – George Santayana
  15. There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil. – Richard Whately

Usage examples for soul

  1. " Yet in that leaving him, remember;- It is not the act, but the will, which marks the soul of the man. – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  2. We had lovely times together; but, O my soul – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  3. It seemed the right hour to open the door of the soul – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. What of his soul – Lola by Owen Davis
  5. I love her better than my own soul – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  6. But to her own soul she said: " What's a doctor?" – Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  7. She is a little hard up, poor soul – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  8. She was following the soul of her loved one down to the very door of death. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  9. " For the good of my soul – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. But he could not talk with his soul that morning. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  11. After all, they had been very close to each other, in body at least, if not in soul – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  12. We, who long for you with heart and soul – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  13. Never a soul in the village has seen them at work. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  14. " I'm after tellin' you," he said, " that if there was any way that one of us could be gettin' a soul I'ld have had one long ago. – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  15. Yes, he had talked with Araminta about her soul and she had cried. – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  16. Not a soul in the house, I give you my word. – Viviette by William J. Locke
  17. Upon my soul I'll run up and find out. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  18. I do not love Mr. James Harrington, but there is one of the name that I do love, heart and soul – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  19. Love is the soul of the world. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  20. The face must be young, but the soul must be old. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens

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