1. The immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life.
  2. a) the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe. b) Capitalized Christian Science: GOD.
  3. A person’s total SELF.
  4. aan active or essential part, ba moving spirit, cleader
  5. athe moral and emotional nature of human beings, the quality that arouses emotion and sentiment, spiritual or moral force: fervor
  6. Person <not a soul in sight>
  7. Personification <she is the soul of integrity>
  8. aa strong positive feeling (as of intense sensitivity and emotional fer- vor) conveyed especially by black American performers, negritudesoul music soul food soul brother
  9. An immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power <many religions teach that the soul is immor- tal>
  10. A member of the human race <I promise I won’t tell another soul>
  11. The quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <a kind act thatwas the very soul of charity>
  12. The seat of one’s deepest thoughts and emotions <knew in her soulthat it was true>