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Meaning of SOUL

Pronunciation:  sowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  
  2. [n]  the human embodiment of something; "the soul of honor"
  3. [n]  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. [n]  deep feeling or emotion
  5. [n]  the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life

SOUL is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: human, individual, mortal, person, psyche, somebody, someone, soulfulness
 See Also: adult, adventurer, African, African-American music, anatomy, anomaly, applicant, applied scientist, applier, appointee, appointment, beholder, being, black music, bod, build, capitalist, captor, capturer, causal agency, causal agent, cause, changer, chassis, common man, common person, commoner, communicator, compeer, contestant, controversialist, coward, creator, denizen, disputant, dweller, embodiment, engineer, entertainer, equal, experimenter, expert, face, feeling, female, female person, figure, flesh, forerunner, form, frame, ghost, gospel, gospel singing, grownup, human body, indigen, indigene, individualist, inexperienced person, inhabitant, innocent, intellect, intellectual, juvenile, juvenile person, leader, lover, male, male person, match, material body, modifier, money dealer, money handler, national, native, nonreligious person, nonworker, observer, organism, peer, people, perceiver, percher, persona non grata, personality, physical body, physique, precursor, primitive, primitive person, religionist, religious person, self, sensualist, shape, soma, spirit, subject, technologist, traveler, traveller, unfortunate, unfortunate person, unskilled person, unusual person, unwelcome person, venturer, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Soul\, a.
    Sole. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Soul\, a.
    Sole. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Soul\, v. i. [F. so[^u]ler to satiate. See {Soil} to
    To afford suitable sustenance. [Obs.] --Warner.
  4. \Soul\, n. [OE. soule, saule, AS. s[=a]wel, s[=a]wl; akin
    to OFries. s?le, OS. s?ola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. s?la,
    s?ula, Icel. s[=a]la, Sw. sj["a]l, Dan. si[ae]l, Goth.
    saiwala; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum a
    lifetime, age (cf. {Secular}.)]
    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.'' --Tylor.
             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.'' --Milton.
             Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul.
    3. The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart;
       as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general 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.
             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.
    Note: 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.
    Syn: Spirit; life; courage; fire; ardor.
    {Cure of souls}. See {Cure}, n., 2.
    {Soul bell}, the passing bell. --Bp. Hall.
    {Soul foot}. See {Soul scot}, below. [Obs.]
    {Soul scot} or
    {Soul shot}. [Soul + scot, or shot; cf. AS. s[=a]welsceat.]
       (O. Eccl. Law) A funeral duty paid in former times for a
       requiem for the soul. --Ayliffe.
  5. \Soul\, v. t.
    To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind. [Obs.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a lack of soul or no soul, suggests that you are feeling spiritually lost. You need to find yourself and what will make you feel whole as a person. Dreaming that your soul is leaving your body, represents your feelings of self-guilt. You may have compromised your own beliefs and values. Perhaps you are feeling numb or out of touch with those around you. You need to change some vital part of your waking life in order to feel fully alive and whole again.