soul
I. noun Etymology: Middle English soule, from Old English sāwol; akin to Old High German sēula soul Date: before 12th century 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 1b 3. a person's total self 4. a. an active or essential part b. a moving spirit ; leader 5. a. the moral and emotional nature of human beings b. the quality that arouses emotion and sentiment c. spiritual or moral force ; fervor 6. person <
not a soul in sight
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7. personification <
she is the soul of integrity
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8. a. a strong positive feeling (as of intense sensitivity and emotional fervor) conveyed especially by black American performers b. negritude c. soul music d. soul food e. soul brother II. adjective Date: 1958 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of black Americans or their culture 2. designed for or controlled by blacks <
soul radio stations
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