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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun soul:


Soul is sometimes a misspelling of sole.

The word soul is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun soul

What does soul mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: souls

  1. the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of soul: psyche
    • 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
  2. a human being
  3. deep feeling or emotion
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of soul: soulfulness
    • more generic word: feeling = the experiencing of affective and emotional states
  4. the human embodiment of something
    • example: the soul of honor
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: embodiment = giving concrete form to an abstract concept
  5. a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
    • example: soul was politically significant during the Civil Rights movement
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: African-American music / black music = music created by African-American musicians; gospel / gospel singing = folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response


  1. Soul a.k.a. Seoul — officially the Seoul Special City — is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people. It is home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents. With a population of over 10 million, the megacity is the largest city proper in the OECD.
    • also known as Seoul, South Korea; Sŏul-T’Ŭkpyŏlsi; Sŏul; Keijō-Shi; Keizyo; Kyongsongpu; Keijofu; Soul-T'Ukpyolsi; Kyŏngsŏng-Si; Kyŏngsŏng-Bu; Keijo-Shi; Kyongsong-Pu; Kyŏngsŏng-Pu; Seoul City; Keijō-Fu; Soultukpyolsi; Sŏul-Si; Kyongsong-Bu; Kezyo; Keijoshi; Kēzyō; Keijo-Fu; Soulsi; Kyongsong-Si; Soul-Si; Special City Of Seoul; Keizyō; Kyongsongbu; Kyongsongsi
    • country: South Korea
    • read more about Seoul (city)
  2. Soul is a 243 m tall residential tower local on the corner of Cavill Avenue and The Esplanade in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It has overtaken Circle on Cavill as the second tallest building on the Gold Coast, behind Q1. The building was approved by the Gold Coast City Council in October 2004 and finished construction in 2012 along with the next stage of the Gold Coast renovation project.

There are other places with in their name, like Soul City.


  1. Soul a.k.a. Ivan Demidov is a professional poker player from Moscow, Russia.
  2. Soul is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Jon Soul, Soul Boy, Soul Khan, Soul Mate, Aaron Soul, Clear Soul, David Soul, De La Soul, Jimmy Soul, Soul Brown and many others.


  1. Soul a.k.a. Sam & Dave is an award-winning musical group, hall of fame inductee, composer.
  2. SOUL a.k.a. S.O.U.L.: Sounds Of Unity and Love was a band originating in 1970 in Cleveland. Members were Lee Lovett, Gus Hawkins, Paul Stubblefield, and Walter Winston. Larry Hancock was added in 1971 and Bernard Taylor replaced Walter Winston in 1972.
  3. Soul is a musical group.
    • album: "Soul"
  4. Soul is a musical group.
    • album: "Tribes"

There are other groups with in their name, like Soul'd, 00-Soul, 2nd Soul, Big Soul, Old Soul, Soul Hat, Soul Jam, Dark Soul, Lake Soul, Lost Soul, Over Soul, Pure soul, Reel Soul, Soul Bomb, Soul Clap, Soul Edge, Soul Sign, Soul-Junk, Atlas Soul and Black Soul.


  1. Soul Converged Communications is an Australian telecommunications company based in Sydney. Soul's main activities revolve around telecommunications, with business and home and small business divisions.
  2. Soul is a defunct organization, record label.


Soul a.k.a. Stelmaria is a fictional character in the 2007 film The Golden Compass.


  1. Soul a.k.a. Soul music is a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s. It combined elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues, and often jazz. Soul music became popular for dancing and listening in the United States – where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax labels were influential during the period of the civil rights movement. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music and the music of Africa.
  2. "Soul" is the sixth studio album by British singer Seal, which was released on 10 November 2008. The album was produced by David Foster, and co-produced, engineered and mixed by Jochem van der Saag. It is made up of cover versions of eleven soul music classics.
    • genres: Soul music, Contemporary R&B
    • released on (6 years ago)
    • award: - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album nomination for Seal
  3. "Soul" is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1958 and released on the Prestige label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (56 years ago)
  4. "Soul" is the sixth studio album released by American country rock & southern rock band The Kentucky Headhunters. It was released in 2003 on Audium Entertainment. No singles were released from the album, although one of the tracks, "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?", was first a single for Freddie King in 1960.
  5. "Soul" is a 1966 studio album by Lena Horne, arranged by Ray Ellis. Soul was the third of four albums Lena Horne recorded for United Artists Records. Recorded between September 9th 1965 and March 11th 1966, and released in June 1966. The album was re-issued on CD in 1996 by EMI and re-released by DRG in 2007 with six bonus tracks.
  6. "Soul" is the first Chinese-language song by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. The song is used as the theme song for commercials for the Korean MMORPG video game, Blade & Soul, in Chinese-language markets across Asia. The arrangement with Girls' Generation and Chinese theme song was launched at the "Blade & Soul – Soul Party" on November 30. The "Find Your Soul" theme for the game was launched in June 2013. The Korean version of the song was released on 4th Korean EP Mr.Mr..
  7. "Soul" is a musical album of Sophie Zelmani.
    • released on
  8. "Soul" is a musical album of David Koven.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  9. "Soul" is a musical album of Mozartband.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  10. "Soul" is a musical album of K. Hand.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  11. "Soul" is a musical album of Space Safari.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  12. "Soul" is a musical album of Jeremy Pelt.
    • released on
  13. "Soul" is a musical album of Soul.
    • released on
  14. "Soul" is a musical album of Luck Mervil.
  15. "Soul" is a musical album of Zero Positivo.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  16. "Soul" is a musical album of Margaret Becker.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  17. "Soul" is a musical album of Mindrot.
    • released in (17 years ago)


  1. "Soul" is a 2013 Taiwanese horror film written and directed by Chung Mong-Hong. The film was selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. The film was screened in the Vanguard section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
  2. "Soul" a.k.a. "Dusha" is a 1981 Soviet musical drama film written by Alexander Borodyansky and directed by Alexander Stefanovich, starring Sofia Rotaru and Mikhail Boyarsky. The movie features songs performed by Sofia Rotaru, Mikhail Boyarsky and the Russian rock band Mashina Vremeni. The movie has substantial philosophical dialogue about the self-criticism of an artist and the existential approach to the golden mean between artistic creation and respect for human dignity.
  3. Soul: A naive and lively high school girl...
    • also known as Hon, Possessed, Spirit, Ghost
    • begun on and completed on (6 years ago)
    • 10 episodes
    • country: South Korea
    • regular cast: Park Ji-yeon as Yoon Doo Na
    • genres: Action Film, Romance Film, Korean drama
  4. "Soul" is a film, directed by Apichart Potipirojn.
  5. "Soul" is a 1986 film written by Kei Shu and Manfred Wong and directed by Kei Shu.


"Soul" is a video game.

  • developer: Kydos Studio
  • genres: Platform game, Action game
  • publisher: Kydos Studio
  • released on (4 years ago)


  1. The soul, in many religious, philosophical and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a living thing. According to the Abrahamic religions in most of their forms, souls—or at least immortal souls—belong only to human beings. For example, the Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas attributed "soul" to all organisms but argued that only human souls are immortal. Other religions teach that all biological organisms have souls, and others teach that even non-biological entities possess souls. This latter belief is called animism.
    • also known as Can kuşu, Tin, 灵魂
  2. The Soul series is a weapon-based fighting game series by Namco. There are six installments of the video game and various media spin-offs, including music albums and a series of manga books. Originally released as an arcade game with Soul Edge in 1996, and later ported to video game consoles, more recent versions have been released for consoles only and have evolved to include online playing modes.
    • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
    • developer: Namco
    • genre: Fighting game
    • publishers: Bandai Namco Holdings, Namco
    • official website:
  3. Soul a.k.a. Soul! or SOUL! was a pioneering performance/variety television program in the late 1960s and early 1970s produced by New York City PBS affiliate, WNET. It showcased African American music, dance and literature.
    • genre: Variety show
  4. Soul is a 2009 TV drama series created by Andy Marshall and directed by Stefan Scaini and Steve DiMarco.
    • regular cast: Mpho Koaho
    • award:
      • Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series (Fathers and Daughters) nomination for Floyd Kane
      • Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series (Seducing Spirits, Exile) nomination for Mpho Koaho
      • Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series (Seducing Spirits, Exile), received by Mpho Koaho
  5. Soul is a TV spot.
  6. Soul is a video ad.

Phrases with Soul

Phrases starting with the word Soul:

  1. soul food
  2. soul kiss
  3. soul mate
  4. Soul music
  5. soul patch
  6. soul brother
  7. Soul-Crushing
  8. soul-stirring
  9. soul-searching

Phrases ending with the word Soul:

  1. Neo soul
  2. Old Soul
  3. dead soul
  4. White Soul
  5. World Soul
  6. kindred soul
  7. body and soul
  8. Rest His Soul
  9. Blue-eyed soul
  10. heart and soul
  11. Sell One's Soul

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Soul

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Google previewLife Is a Road, the Soul Is a Motorcycle (2003)

by Daniel Meyer

Road, the Soul is a Motorcycle.

Google previewThe Oxford Guide to Ideas & Issues of the Bible (2001)

by Bruce M. Metzger

The soul is the seat and center of the inner life of the human, and the location of the feelings and emotions, especially love. The soul is that part of the human person that survives after the death of the body, and receives the rewards and ...

Google previewEsoteric Psychology Vol I (1972)

by Alice A. Bailey, Djwhal Khul

The soul is an expression of the mind of God, for mind and intellect are terms expressing the cosmic principle of intelligent [41] love,—a love which produces an appearance through the nature of mind and thus is the builder of the separate ...

Google previewThe Ethics of Killing (2002)

Problems at the Margins of Life by Jeff McMahan

The hylomorphic soul is the form or organizing principle of the body.

Google previewThe Poor Man's Concordance, and dictionary to the sacred scriptures both of the Old and New Testament (1828)

Designed ... for that class who read the "Poor Man's commentary on the Bible" by Robert Hawker

soul, which is the life of the body, if fled, leaves the body lifeless, and without any longer principle of consciousness. u The body (saith an apostle) without the spirit is dead." (Jam. ii. 26.) Spiritual death is the death of sin, by reason of the want ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (2015)

Work Author: Wakako Yamauchi Originally written as a short story, And the Soul Shall Dance was first produced in Seattle by Northwest Asian American Theatre and later inLos Angeles, Honolulu, New YorkCity, San Francisco, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Surfing (2005)

by Matt Warshaw

The expression "soul arch" originated in the early 1970s, and the move was made famous by 1976 world champion Peter...

Although Southern California surf guitarist Johnny Fortune wrote and recorded the instrumental "Soul Surfer" in 1963 ...

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Quotes about Soul

Whatever we are the soul of
That we can never see.
Whatever we of the soul are
Soul can't see equally.

Above and below
No soul can know
What floats upon its sea
Or, with or without the flotsam,
That soul will always be. (Douglas Scotney)
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Scrabble value of S1O1U1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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