soul

Definitions

  • Dear Old Soul
    Dear Old Soul
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soul a human being "there was too much for one person to do"
    • n soul the human embodiment of something "the soul of honor"
    • n soul 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"
    • n soul deep feeling or emotion
    • n soul the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
    • Soul 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.""God forbid so many simple souls Should perish by the sword!""Now mistress Gilpin (careful soul )."
    • Soul A perceived shared community and awareness among African-Americans.
    • Soul A pure or disembodied spirit. "That to his only Son . . . every soul in heaven
      Shall bend the knee."
    • Soul 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."
    • a Soul sōl Sole.
    • Soul Soul music.
    • Soul 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!"
    • Soul The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part. "The hidden soul of harmony.""Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul ."
    • Soul 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.” "The eyes of our souls only then begin to see, when our bodily eyes are closing."
    • v. i Soul To afford suitable sustenance.
    • v. t Soul sōl To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Let us look at the possible origin of 'banana'. 'ba', in Egyptian mythology is the soul. 'Nana', as we all know, is another word for grandmother. So, is a banana, the grandmother of the soul?
    • n soul A substantial entity believed to be that in each person which lives, feels, thinks, and wills. Animals also, and even plants, have been thonght to have souls. Primitive peoples identify the soul with the breath, or something contained in the blood. Separated from the body, it is supposed to have some imperfect existence, and to retain the form of the body as a ghost. The verses of Davies (see below) enumerate most of the ancient Greek opinions. The first is that of Anaximander and of Diogenes of Apollonia; the second is that of Heraclitus; the third is that of Empedocles; the fourth is that attributed to Empedocles by Aristotle; the fifth is that of Dicæarchus and other Pythagoreans, as Simmias in the “Phædo”; the sixth is attributed wrongly to Galen; the seventh is that of Democritus and the atomists; the eighth is attributed by some authorities to the Pythagoreans; and the ninth is that of the Stoics. Aristotle makes the soul little more than a faculty or attribute of the body, and he compares it to the “axness” of an ax. The scholastics combined this idea with that of the separability and immortality of the soul, thus forming a highly metaphysical doctrine. Descartes originated distinct metaphysical dualism, which holds that spirit and matter are two radically different kinds of substance—the former characterized by consciousness, the latter by extension. Most modern philosophers hold to monism in some form, which recognizes only one kind of substance. That the soul is immortal is a very ancient and widely diffused opinion; it is also commonly believed that the soul has no parts. A soul separated from the body is commonly called a spirit, not a soul. In biblical and theological usage ‘sour’ (nephesh, psyche, also rendered ‘life’) is sometimes used for the non-corporeal nature of man in general, and sometimes, in distinction from spirit, for the lower part of this non-corporeal nature, standing in direct communication with the body, and regarded as the seat of the emotions, rarely of will or spirit. Some theologians minimize the distinction between soul and spirit, making them mere aspects or relations of the same substance, while others have made them distinct substances or distinct entities.
    • n soul The moral and emotional part of man's nature; the seat of the sentiments or feelings: in distinction from intellect.
    • n soul The animating or essential part; the essence: as, the soul of a song; the source of action; the chief part; hence, the inspirer or leader of any action or movement: as, the soul of an enterprise; an able commander is the soul of an army.
    • n soul Fervor; fire; grandeur of mind, or other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature.
    • n soul A spiritual being; a disembodied spirit; a shade.
    • n soul A human being; a person.
    • n soul Synonyms and
    • n soul Intellect, Spirit, etc. See mind.
    • n soul Ardor, force.
    • soul To endue with a soul.
    • n soul Anything eaten with bread; a relish, as butter, cheese, milk, or preserves; that which satisfies.
    • soul To afford suitable sustenance; satisfy with food; satiate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Soul sōl that part of man which thinks, feels, desires, &c.: the seat of life and intellect: life: essence: internal power: energy or grandeur of mind: a human being, a person
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Quotations

  • Sir Walter Scott
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    “The will to do, the soul to dare.”
  • Thomas Paine
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    “These are the times that try men's souls.”
  • Herodotus
    Herodotus
    “The destiny of man is in his own soul”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “A true friend is one soul in two bodies.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “To live alone is the fate of all great souls.”
  • St. Augustine
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    “Love is the beauty of the soul.”

Idioms

Brevity is the soul of wit - The best way to communicate intelligently is to be concise and not to use unnecessary words.
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Keep body and soul together - If you earn enough to cover your basic expenses, but nothing more than that, you earn enough to keep body and soul together.
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Sell your soul - If someone sells their soul, their betray the most precious beliefs.
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Window to the soul - Eyes are sometimes referred to as the window to the soul.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. soule, saule, AS. sāwel, sāwl,; akin to OFries. sle, OS. sola, D. ziel, G. seele, OHG. sla, sula, Icel. sāla, Sw. själ, Dan. siæl, Goth. saiwala,; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to L. saeculum, a lifetime, age (cf. Secular.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. saule—A.S. sáwol; Ger. seele.

Usage

In literature:

The soul's exports must keep pace with the soul's imports.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
To save Chetwynde, he was unconsciously selling his own soul.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The blighting commonplace overspread my soul.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Then Christ became the soul's guide; God's heart, the soul's home.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
If I am to become an Angel, it'll be my married soul, and not my single soul.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
What you saw was, in a way, the soul of Dorothy.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
So far we have only found two genuine earnest souls here.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
I understood Mahomed grudgingly granted them a half-soul, and that only conditionally.
"The Prodigal Returns" by Lilian Staveley
Even the child's unborn soul had been present and accepted the yoke of the Torah.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
How, then, is it longer possible to speak of the soul and not accept the evolution of the soul?
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Let us leave them there in that first curious, unrealized signaling of soul to soul.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Who knows the soul, who has ever dared to look into the soul, of a nation at war?
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Every part of the body is growing and every power of the soul.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
Rejoice the soul of thy servant; For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The ideal, inventive soul, the typical soul, was a god.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
She yearned for a soul to which she could lay open all her own soul.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
I need not tell all the story of my soul's impression that was stamped upon the soul of Kate Walters.
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Nothing but such mutual understanding passing from soul to soul can weld the nations together.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
Upon my soul, they shall be my groomsmen, Lucy.
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you have borne the Savior of our souls!
"Orthodox Daily Prayers" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

"And if that friend's soul burn in hell,
There shall mine burn also:
And whither his dear soul hath gone
Thither I too would go."
"The Comrade" by Cicely Fox Smith
For soul can be what soul hath been,
And feet can tread where feet have trod.
Enough, to know that once the clay
Hath worn the features of the God.
"The Terrible Test" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Soul. Whilst my Souls eye beheld no light
But what stream'd from thy gracious sight
To me the worlds greatest King,
Seem'd but some little vulgar thing.
"A Dialogue Betwixt God And The Soul" by Sir Henry Wotton
OH ! Pow'r Supreme, that fill'st the whole
Of wide creation's boundless space!
The Life of life, the Soul of soul,
Where shall we find thy dwelling-place?
"The Lot Of Thousands" by Joanna Baillie
But you would have felt my soul in a kiss,
And known that once if I loved you well;
And I would have given my soul for this
To burn for ever in burning hell.
"Les Noyades" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Oh, heart o' my heart, oh, heart o' my love,
(Oh soul o' my soul, haste unto me, haste!)
For spring is below and God is above--
But all is a waste
Without thee--haste!
"Love-Call In Spring" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

A new CD reissue dusts off the legacy of Chicago soul legend Baby Huey.
Mr Green Car: Kia Soul: Boxy design a hot seller among young and old alike.
Bratwurst is Wisconsin soul food.
'I think tonight it was just digging down right into my soul.
Tanya Holland brings her own brand of soul food to Oakland.
Brown Sugar Kitchen 2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA / 510-839-SOUL.
Though Sierra Madre is sandwiched among the suburbs of San Gabriel Valley, it has a small town's soul, complete with a tried-and-true dive bar, Buccaneer , which has changed little over its 52 years.
Oprah's Soul Series guest host the Rev.
Wed, Nov 21 Soul Kitchen.
When the Wheels of Soul Motorcycle Club is charging a cover to get into its Camden "doghouse," it's best to pay up or call it a night.
After some soul searching and number crunching, Laura Young and her husband, Andre Gjerde, bought this home in Bothell, Wash.
Editor's Note: No race today represents the heart and soul of NASCAR and stock car racing as much as the Daytona 500.
She's Got Soul Originally published November 01, 2012.
Cyclists stop at the fueling station outside of Old Soul Coffee and Edible Pedal on Bike to Work Day in Sacramento on Thursday morning, May 17, 2012.
People describe their lives being changed by his holiness, charisma and a soul that allowed him to forgive his would-be assassin, confront communism and persevere through Parkinson's disease.
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In science:

Soul´e developed a theory which works for integral coefficients.
Weights in arithmetic geometry
Now Gillet and Soul´e showed that algebraic K -theory, Chow groups and many related functors have descent for hyperenvelopes.
Weights in arithmetic geometry
For dim(X ) = 1 this conjecture amounts to (8.3) with K = k(X ), for dim(X ) = 2 the conjecture was proved by Colliot-Th´el`ene, Sansuc, and Soul´e [CTSS] for ℓ invertible in k , and by M.
Weights in arithmetic geometry
This is called Cheeger-Gromoll soul conjecture.
Soul Theorem for 4-dimensional Topologically Regular Open Nonnegatively Curved Alexandrov Spaces
Recall that according to the soul theorem of J.
Finiteness theorems for nonnegatively curved vector bundles
Gromoll a complete open manifold of nonnegative sectional curvature is diffeomorphic to the total space of the normal bundle of a compact totally geodesic submanifold which is called the soul.
Finiteness theorems for nonnegatively curved vector bundles
We suspect that in 1.2 the lower volume bound on the soul follows from the rest of the assumptions, and thus can be omitted.
Finiteness theorems for nonnegatively curved vector bundles
Lower sectional curvature bound follows because souls are totally geodesic.
Finiteness theorems for nonnegatively curved vector bundles
This is impossible since according to [CG72] the soul S is totally convex and x lies in S .
Finiteness theorems for nonnegatively curved vector bundles
Walschap, Vector bund les with no soul, Proc.
Finiteness theorems for nonnegatively curved vector bundles
Perelman, Proof of the soul conjecture of Cheeger and Gromol l, J.
Finiteness theorems for nonnegatively curved vector bundles
Soul´e, ”Lectures on Arakelov Geometry”, Cambridge Studies In Advanced Mathematics Volume 33, Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Ray Singer Analytic Torsion of Calabi Yau manifolds I
Moreover, the soul of our computing algorithm is a ‘cut-and-join’ type equation for the Hodge integrals over two-pointed ramification cycles.
Combinatorics of binomial decompositions of the simplest Hodge integrals
Soul´e, Bott-Chern currents and complex geometry.
Real embeddings, eta invariant and Chern-Simons current
Section 5 introduces graphs and cycles and the Thomas-Soul´e theorem, and section 6 presents a generalized and substantially reformulated exposition of Craciun-Feinberg.
Differential and graphical approaches to multistability theory for chemical reaction networks
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