Soul bell


Soul bell
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. [1913 Webster]

The eyes of our souls only then begin to see, when our bodily eyes are closing. --Law. [1913 Webster]

2. The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part. ``The hidden soul of harmony.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Thou sun, of this great world both eye and soul. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

He is the very soul of bounty! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness. [1913 Webster]

That he wants algebra he must confess; But not a soul to give our arms success. --Young. [1913 Webster]

5. A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul. [1913 Webster]

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. --Prov. xxv. 25. [1913 Webster]

God forbid so many simple souls Should perish by the sword! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Now mistress Gilpin (careful soul). --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

6. A pure or disembodied spirit. [1913 Webster]

That to his only Son . . . every soul in heaven Shall bend the knee. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

7. A perceived shared community and awareness among African-Americans. [PJC]

8. Soul music. [PJC]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Spirit; life; courage; fire; ardor. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • soul bell — noun : passing bell …   Useful english dictionary

  • soul-bell — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soul foot — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soul scot — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soul shot — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soul Train — Format Musical variety Created by Don Cornelius Starring …   Wikipedia

  • Bell Hooks — Nom de naissance Gloria Jean Watkins Surnom(s) bell hooks Naissance 25 septembre 1952 États Unis Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Soul of a New Machine — Studioalbum von Fear Factory Veröffentlichung 25. August 1992 Label Roadrunner Rec …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Soul — Star der Sechziger: Dionne Warwick Soulmusik oder einfach Soul bezeichnet eine Hauptströmung der afroamerikanischen Unterhaltungsmusik. Sie entwickelte sich Ende der 1950er Jahre aus Rhythm and Blues und Gospel. In den 1960er Jahren war Soul fast …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.