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Definition of the noun psyche

What does psyche mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • psyche: psyches
  • Psyche: -

  1. that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason
  2. the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of psyche: soul
    • more generic word: spirit = the vital principle or animating force within living things
    • more specific word: ghost = the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
  3. (Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul

Alternative definition of the noun psyche


  1. The human soul, mind, or spirit.
  2. [context: chiefly psychology] The human mind as the central force in thought, emotion, and behavior of an individual.

Definition of the verb psyche

What does psyche mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: psyched | psyching | psyches

  1. [transitive] To put (someone) into a required psychological frame of mind.
  2. [transitive] To intimidate (someone) emotionally using psychology.
  3. [transitive, informal] To treat (someone) using psychoanalysis.

Other definitions of psyche

What does psyche also mean?


  1. See psychology.


  1. Used abruptly after a sentence to indicate that the speaker is only joking.


Who is Psyche?

Psyche a.k.a. Carl Craig is a Detroit-based producer of techno music, and is considered to be one of the most important names in the Detroit second generation of techno producers and DJs. According to an article about Craig, "Of this group, Craig was often recognised as being the most artful and the most willing to engage the rapidly growing shape of techno outside Detroit." Craig has approached techno using inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz and soul.


Psyche are a Canadian dark synthpop band, now based in Germany. They are centered on singer Darrin Huss, who has been the only constant member, with various line-ups including his brother Stephen Huss, later followed by David Kristian, Per-Anders Kurenbach, and Remi Szyszka, all recording albums with Darrin under the name Psyche.

  • members:
  • genres: Synthpop, Dark wave, Futurepop, Electronica, Electronic music, Industrial music, Electronic body music, Electronic dance music
  • albums: "Insomnia Theatre", "The Influence", "Private Desires EP", "Intimacy", "Love Among the Ruined", "Unveiling The Secret (Remaster Edition)", "Endangered Species", "Legacy", "69 Minutes of History", "Babylon Deluxe", "Daydream Avenue", "Misguided Angels", "Sanctuary EP", "Sanctuary", "Strange Romance", "Tales From the Darkside", "The 11th Hour", "The Hiding Place", "The Quickening", "Angel Lies Sleeping", "Club Salvation", "If You Believe (radio remix)", "Mystery Hotel", "Unveiling The Secret 2.0", "Eternal / Insatiable", "Disorder", "X-Rated", "Until the Shadows", "Re-Membering Dwayne", "Noche Oscura (Live In Mexico)", "As the Brain Collapses"
  • official website:


  1. Psyche is a fictional representation of princess Psyche in the book Till We Have Faces.
    • also known as Istra
  2. Psyche is a fictional character from the book The Golden Ass.
  3. Psyche is a fictional character from My Brother Talks to Horses.
  4. Psyche a.k.a. Erzsébet Lónyay is fictional character from the 1980 film Narcissus and Psyche.

There are other characters with in their name, like Psyche Out and Psyche-Out.


  1. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyché" is an opera in a prologue and five acts composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully to a libretto by Thomas Corneille adapted from Molière's original play for which Lully had composed the intermèdes. Based on the love story of Cupid and Psyche, Psyché was premiered on April 19, 1678 by the Académie Royale de Musique at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris.
  2. "Psyche" is the debut studio album released by British recording duo PJ & Duncan, now better known as Ant & Dec. Recording on the album began in 1993, following the release of a track the duo performed during their time on Byker Grove, "Rip it Up". The song was then re-worked into their debut single, "Tonight I'm Free", which was released in December 1993 on Telstar Records. The album includes the duo's best known track, "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble", which peaked at no. 9 on the UK Singles Chart.
  3. "Psyche" is a semi-opera in five acts with music by Matthew Locke to a libretto by Thomas Shadwell with dances by Giovanni Battista Draghi. It was first performed at Dorset Garden Theatre, London on 27 February 1675 by the Duke's Company with choreography the French dancing-master Saint-André. Stage machinery was by Thomas Betterton and the scenery by Stephenson. The work is loosely based on Jean-Baptiste Lully's 1671 tragédie-ballet Psyché.
  4. "Psyche" is a musical album of Alpine those myriads.
  5. "Psyche" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Psyche" is a musical album of Philip Pickett, New London Consort, Matthew Locke.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  7. "PSYCHE" is a musical album of Angelo.
    • released on
  8. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyché" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  9. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyché" is a composition.
  10. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyché" is a musical album of Phaleg.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  11. "Psyche" is a musical single of Edison Symphony Orchestra.
    • released in (111 years ago)
  12. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyché" is a composition.
  13. "Psyche" is a musical album of LukHash.


  1. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyché" is a book by Jacques Derrida, translated work.
  2. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyché" is a five-act, free verse tragicomédie et ballet, originally written as a prose text by Molière and versified in collaboration with Pierre Corneille and Philippe Quinault, with music composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. The plot is based on the story of Cupid and Psyche in The Golden Ass, written in the 2nd century by Apuleius. It was first performed on 17 January 1671 before the royal court of Louis XIV at the Théâtre des Tuileries, with ballets by Pierre Beauchamps, Anthoine des Brosses, and Nicolas Delorge, and spectacular scenery and special effects designed by Carlo Vigarani.
    • also known as Psiche
  3. "Psyche" is a written work.
  4. "Psyche" a.k.a. "Psyche, with other poems" is a book by Mary Tighe.


"Psyche" is a film, directed by Alastair Lee.

  • genre: Sports
  • released in (8 years ago)


  1. Psyche is a scientific journal of entomology which was established in 1874 by the Cambridge Entomological Club as a "journal for the publication of biological contributions upon Arthropoda from any competent person". The name of the journal is derived from the Ancient Greek word for butterfly.
  2. Psyche was an online peer-reviewed academic journal covering studies on consciousness and its relation to the brain from perspectives provided by the disciplines of cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, physics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and anthropology. It was established in 1994 by Patrick Wilken as one of the earliest attempts at an online academic journal. In 2008 it became the official journal of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. The editors-in-chief of the journal during this phase were Gabriel Kreiman and Robert van Gulick. As of 2011, Psyche is no longer accepting articles, but the archive remains accessible.
  3. Psyche is an 1846 book by Carl Gustav Carus, a physician and painter noted for his work on animal psychology and physiognomy. Henri Ellenberger calls Psyche "the life-work of a physician and keen observer of the human mind" and "the first attempt to give a complete and objective theory on unconscious psychological life", adding that "It shows the shape reached by the theory of the unconscious at the end of the Romantic period, before the positivistic trend became dominant." He notes that Carus influenced Eduard von Hartmann and later Carl Jung. According to him, Carus defines psychology as "the science of the soul's development from the unconscious to the conscious" and believes that "human life is divided into three periods: A pre-embryonic period in which the individual merely exists as a tiny cell within the mother's ovary. the embryonic period; through fecundation, in which the individual is suddenly wakened from his long sleep, and the formative unconscious develops. After birth, in which the formative unconscious continues to direct the individual's growth and the function of his organs.
  4. Psyche is a published work, translation, serialized work.

Phrases with Psyche

Phrases starting with the word Psyche:

  1. Psyche knot
  2. Psyche Nuda
  3. Psyche Casta
  4. Psyche Minor
  5. Psyche Pruni
  6. Psyche Armena
  7. Psyche Nitida
  8. Psyche Affinis
  9. Psyche Albella
  10. Psyche Carpini

Phrases ending with the word Psyche:

  1. Genus Psyche
  2. Appias Psyche
  3. Gomesa Psyche
  4. Luisia Psyche
  5. Morpho Psyche
  6. Stygia Psyche
  7. Dicopus Psyche
  8. Ithomia Psyche
  9. Mycarus Psyche
  10. Papilio Psyche

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Psyche

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Google previewCatalogue of Distributed File/Operating Systems (2012)

by Uwe M. Borghoff

Psyche Main Goal Psyche is an operating system for shared memory multiprocessors. It is currently ...

Google previewPsyche and Soma (2000)

Physicians and Metaphysicians on the Mind-body Problem from Antiquity to Enlightenment by John P. Wright

The psyche is a fine-textured (leptomeres) body (sotna), (2) which is spread [sown,

Google previewFear of Jung (2006)

The Complex Doctrine and Emotional Science by Theo A. Cope

Psyche is an inherent component of life, belonging to its very essence. In a manner similar to all "organic...

Google previewContexts and Dialogue (2006)

Yog?c?ra Buddhism and Modern Psychology on the Subliminal Mind by Tao Jiang

Psyche is a conscious-unconscious whole. Consciousness and the unconscious, taken by...

Google previewChristian Thought (1888)

Allowing Coleridge's distinction between the Understanding and the Reason, Psyche is the seat of Understanding, and exhibits phases of life which man shares in common with the brute. The Bible offers no data to interpret the brute nature to ...

Google previewMental Hygiene (1921)

The psyche is the head end of the organism and its history is the history of the relations of the organs. 9. The psyche is the final grouping of the action patterns, integrated to serve the organism ...

Google previewDEPRESSION

- Freedom from medication and misdiagnosis by Panagiotis Charbis

Psyche is that which gives form to the human body. It is the channel that builds and creates a...

and woman's psyche so complete different. PSYCHOSYNTHESIS A psyche is the result of conscious and unconscious 14 PSYCHOSYNTHESIS.

Google previewJung and Phenomenology (2015)

by Roger Brooke

The psyche is that perceptual world- openness ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

the psyche represents the essential core embracing thought, will, and emotion and not sharing the body's dissolution. The soul is not limited by space. It has a self-expanding logos. Communication between souls is possible.

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When you are in a state of nonacceptance, it's difficult to learn. A clenched fist cannot receive a gift, and a clenched psyche grasped tightly against the reality of what must not be accepted cannot easily receive a lesson. (Roger John)
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The value of this 6-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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