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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
soul (noun)
1.
the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life
2.
a) the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe
b) capitalized Christian Science - god
3.
a person's total self
4.
a) an active or essential part
b) a moving spirit - leader
5.
a) the moral and emotional nature of human beings
b) the quality that arouses emotion and sentiment
c) spiritual or moral force - fervor
6.
- person not a soul in sight
7.
- personification she is the soul of integrity
8.
a) a strong positive feeling (as of intense sensitivity and emotional fervor) conveyed especially by black American performers
b) - negritude
c) - soul music
d) - soul food
e) - soul brother
soul (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of black Americans or their culture
2.
designed for or controlled by blacks
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
soul (noun)
1.
an immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power
SYNONIMS:
psyche, spirit
RELATED WORDS:
life, vitality; being, essence, quintessence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
body, flesh
soul (noun)
2.
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
soul (noun)
3.
the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is
SYNONIMS:
being, essentiality, nature, quiddity, quintessence, soul, stuff, substance
RELATED WORDS:
heart, spirit; alpha and omega, center, core, keynote, marrow, pith, seat; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification; aspect, attribute, feature, property; gist, kernel, nub
soul (noun)
4.
the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions
SYNONIMS:
belly, blood, bone(s), bosom, breast, gut, heart, heartstrings, inner space, inside, quick, soul
RELATED WORDS:
conscience, mind
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