(noun, verb)


1. the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life

Similar word(s): psyche

Definition categories: person, spirit

2. a human being

Similar word(s): individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone

Definition categories: general, being, organism, cause

3. deep feeling or emotion

Similar word(s): soulfulness

Definition categories: feeling

4. the human embodiment of something

- the soul of honor

Definition categories: act, embodiment

5. 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

Definition categories: communication, gospel

Sentences with soul as a noun:

- Fifty souls were lost when the ship sank.


1. (obsolete, transitive) To endue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.

2. (obsolete) To afford suitable sustenance.