soul: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sōl), [key]
- the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.
- 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: arguing the immortality of the soul.
- the disembodied spirit of a deceased person: He feared the soul of the deceased would haunt him.
- the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments.
- a human being; person.
- high-mindedness; noble warmth of feeling, spirit or courage, etc.
- the animating principle; the essential element or part of something.
- the inspirer or moving spirit of some action, movement, etc.
- the embodiment of some quality: He was the very soul of tact.
- (cap.)God; the divine source of all identity and individuality.
- shared ethnic awareness and pride among black people, esp. black Americans.
- deeply felt emotion, as conveyed or expressed by a performer or artist.
- of, characteristic of, or for black Americans or their culture: soul newspapers.
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