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.
(initial capital letter) Christian Science. God; the divine source of all identity and individuality.
shared ethnic awareness and pride among black people, especially black Americans.
deeply felt emotion, as conveyed or expressed by a performer or artist.
of, characteristic of, or for black Americans or their culture:
the spirit or immaterial part of man, the seat of human personality, intellect, will, and emotions, regarded as an entity that survives the body after death related adjective pneumatic
(Christianity) the spiritual part of a person, capable of redemption from the power of sin through divine grace
the essential part or fundamental nature of anything
a person’s feelings or moral nature as distinct from other faculties
Also called soul music. a type of Black music resulting from the addition of jazz, gospel, and pop elements to the urban blues style
(as modifier): a soul singer
(modifier) of or relating to Black Americans and their culture: soul brother, soul food
nobility of spirit or temperament: a man of great soul and courage
an inspiring spirit or leading figure, as of a cause or movement
a person regarded as typifying some characteristic or quality: the soul of discretion
a person; individual: an honest soul
the life and soul, See life (sense 28)
upon my soul!, an exclamation of surprise
(Christian Science) another word for God
noun, Informal. 1. a black male, especially a fellow black male. sprawl
noun, British. 1. a round, sweet bun or small, oval cake, traditionally made to celebrate All Souls’ Day.
adjective 1. (of an occupation, situation, etc) unremittingly monotonous
noun 1. traditional black American cookery, which originated in the rural South, consisting of such foods as chitterlings, pig knuckles, turnip greens, and cornbread. noun 1. (informal) food, such as chitterlings or yams, traditionally eaten by Black people in the southern US so’s your old man