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soul


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soul  \Soul\,  a. 
  Sole.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soul  \Soul\,  a. 
  Sole.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soul  \Soul\,  v.  i.  [F.  so[^u]ler  to  satiate.  See  {Soil}  to 
  feed.] 
  To  afford  suitable  sustenance.  [Obs.]  --Warner. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soul  \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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
  25. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soul  \Soul\,  v.  t. 
  To  indue  with  a  soul;  to  furnish  with  a  soul  or  mind.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  soul 
  n  1:  the  immaterial  part  of  a  person;  the  actuating  cause  of  an 
  individual  life  [syn:  {psyche}] 
  2:  a  human  being  "there  was  too  much  for  one  person  to  do" 
  [syn:  {person},  {individual},  {someone},  {somebody},  {mortal}, 
  {human}] 
  3:  deep  feeling  or  emotion  [syn:  {soulfulness}] 
  4:  the  human  embodiment  of  something  "the  soul  of  honor" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  SOUL,  n.  A  spiritual  entity  concerning  which  there  hath  been  brave 
  disputation.  Plato  held  that  those  souls  which  in  a  previous  state  of 
  existence  (antedating  Athens)  had  obtained  the  clearest  glimpses  of 
  eternal  truth  entered  into  the  bodies  of  persons  who  became 
  philosophers.  Plato  himself  was  a  philosopher.  The  souls  that  had 
  least  contemplated  divine  truth  animated  the  bodies  of  usurpers  and 
  despots.  Dionysius  I,  who  had  threatened  to  decapitate  the  broad- 
  browed  philosopher,  was  a  usurper  and  a  despot.  Plato,  doubtless,  was 
  not  the  first  to  construct  a  system  of  philosophy  that  could  be  quoted 
  against  his  enemies;  certainly  he  was  not  the  last 
  "Concerning  the  nature  of  the  soul,"  saith  the  renowned  author  of 
  _Diversiones  Sanctorum_,  "there  hath  been  hardly  more  argument  than 
  that  of  its  place  in  the  body.  Mine  own  belief  is  that  the  soul  hath 
  her  seat  in  the  abdomen  --  in  which  faith  we  may  discern  and  interpret 
  a  truth  hitherto  unintelligible,  namely  that  the  glutton  is  of  all  men 
  most  devout.  He  is  said  in  the  Scripture  to  'make  a  god  of  his  belly' 
  --  why,  then,  should  he  not  be  pious,  having  ever  his  Deity  with  him 
  to  freshen  his  faith?  Who  so  well  as  he  can  know  the  might  and 
  majesty  that  he  shrines?  Truly  and  soberly,  the  soul  and  the  stomach 
  are  one  Divine  Entity;  and  such  was  the  belief  of  Promasius  who 
  nevertheless  erred  in  denying  it  immortality.  He  had  observed  that 
  its  visible  and  material  substance  failed  and  decayed  with  the  rest  of 
  the  body  after  death,  but  of  its  immaterial  essence  he  knew  nothing. 
  This  is  what  we  call  the  Appetite,  and  it  survives  the  wreck  and  reek 
  of  mortality,  to  be  rewarded  or  punished  in  another  world,  according 
  to  what  it  hath  demanded  in  the  flesh.  The  Appetite  whose  coarse 
  clamoring  was  for  the  unwholesome  viands  of  the  general  market  and  the 
  public  refectory  shall  be  cast  into  eternal  famine,  whilst  that  which 
  firmly  through  civilly  insisted  on  ortolans,  caviare,  terrapin, 
  anchovies,  _pates  de  foie  gras_  and  all  such  Christian  comestibles 
  shall  flesh  its  spiritual  tooth  in  the  souls  of  them  forever  and  ever, 
  and  wreak  its  divine  thirst  upon  the  immortal  parts  of  the  rarest  and 
  richest  wines  ever  quaffed  here  below.  Such  is  my  religious  faith, 
  though  I  grieve  to  confess  that  neither  His  Holiness  the  Pope  nor  His 
  Grace  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury  (whom  I  equally  and  profoundly 
  revere)  will  assent  to  its  dissemination." 
 
 




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