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 for soul
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soul \Soul\ (s[=o]l), a.
     Sole. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soul \Soul\, v. i. [F. so[^u]ler to satiate. See Soil to
     To afford suitable sustenance. [Obs.] --Warner.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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[aum]l, Dan. siael, 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.
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              The eyes of our souls only then begin to see, when
              our bodily eyes are closing.          --Law.
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     2. The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action;
        the animating or essential part. "The hidden soul of
        harmony." --Milton.
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              Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul.
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     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.
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              He is the very soul of bounty!        --Shak.
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     4. Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other
        noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent
        power or goodness.
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              That he wants algebra he must confess;
              But not a soul to give our arms success. --Young.
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     5. A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation,
        usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul.
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              As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news
              from a far country.                   --Prov. xxv.
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              God forbid so many simple souls
              Should perish by the sword!           --Shak.
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              Now mistress Gilpin (careful soul).   --Cowper.
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     6. A pure or disembodied spirit.
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              That to his only Son . . . every soul in heaven
              Shall bend the knee.                  --Milton.
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     7. A perceived shared community and awareness among
     8. Soul music.
     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.
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     Syn: Spirit; life; courage; fire; ardor.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soul \Soul\ (s[=o]l), v. t.
     To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  soul \soul\ (s[=o]l), a.
     By or for African-Americans, or characteristic of their
     culture; as, soul music; soul newspapers; soul food.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an
           individual life [syn: soul, psyche]
      2: a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
         [syn: person, individual, someone, somebody,
         mortal, soul]
      3: deep feeling or emotion [syn: soul, soulfulness]
      4: the human embodiment of something; "the soul of honor"
      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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  275 Moby Thesaurus words for "soul":
     Adamite, Geist, Muse, afflatus, an existence, anima, anima humana,
     animating force, animus, ardency, ardor, article, astral body,
     atman, axiom, ba, bathmism, beating heart, being, biological clock,
     biorhythm, blood, body, bones, bosom, breast, breath,
     breath of life, buddhi, cat, center, center of life, chap,
     character, conscience, core, creative thought, creativity,
     creature, critter, customer, daemon, daimonion, deepest recesses,
     demon, differentiation, differentness, distillate, distillation,
     distinctiveness, divine afflatus, divine breath, divine spark,
     duck, dynamism, earthling, ecstasy, ego, egohood, elan vital,
     elixir, embodiment, emotion, energy, entelechy, entity,
     esoteric reality, esprit, essence, essence of life, essential,
     excitement, fabric, feeling, fellow, fervency, fervidness, fervor,
     fire, fire of genius, flower, focus, force, force of life,
     fundamental, furor, fury, genius, gist, gravamen, gross body,
     groundling, growth force, gusto, guts, guy, hand, head, heart,
     heart of hearts, heartbeat, heartblood, heartiness, heartstrings,
     heat, homo, human, human being, human factor, hypostasis, identity,
     impassionedness, impulse of life, incarnation, individual,
     individualism, individuality, inmost heart, inmost soul, inner,
     inner essence, inner landscape, inner life, inner man,
     inner nature, inner recess, inner self, innermost being, inside,
     inspiration, inspiriting force, integer, integrity, intellect,
     interior, interior man, intern, internal, intrados, inward, item,
     jiva, jivatma, joker, kama, kernel, khu, life, life breath,
     life cycle, life essence, life force, life principle, life process,
     lifeblood, linga sharira, liveliness, living force, living soul,
     man, manas, manes, marrow, material, matter, meat, medium, mind,
     module, monad, mortal, nephesh, nerve center, nominalism,
     nonconformity, nose, noumenon, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts,
     object, one, oneness, organism, particularism, particularity,
     party, passion, passionateness, penetralia, person, persona,
     personage, personal equation, personal identity, personality,
     personification, personship, physical body, pith, pneuma, point,
     postulate, prana, principle, principle of desire, psyche, purusha,
     quick, quid, quiddity, quintessence, reason, recesses, relish,
     ruach, sap, savor, seat of life, secret heart, secret place,
     secret places, self-identity, selfhood, selfness, sentiment, shade,
     shadow, sincerity, single, singleton, singularity, somebody,
     someone, something, spark of life, spirit, spiritual being,
     spiritus, sthula sharira, stuff, substance, sum and substance,
     talent, tellurian, terran, the nitty-gritty, the self, thing,
     true being, true inwardness, typification, uniqueness, unit,
     vehemence, verve, vis vitae, vis vitalis, viscera, vital center,
     vital energy, vital flame, vital fluid, vital force,
     vital principle, vital spark, vital spirit, vitality, vitals,
     vivacity, warmth, warmth of feeling, woman, worldling, zeal

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  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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