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The existence of the soul is heavily debated in the first place, and its definition varies greatly from party to party, though everyone believes that everyone else's definitions are wrong. It is generally agreed to be something possessed by every person, and that's about all. Therefore, the soul may or may not be any of the following:
1. The human mind, that is, that thinking thing lodged behind your eyes;
2. The essence of humanity;
3. The essence of that which makes a person good and decent;
4. The quality of sentience or human intelligence;
5. All of someone's personality or what makes them unique;
6. Some mystical version of a person that lives on after the body dies;
7. A spiritual concept, created by God (or the gods if you prefer) or a part of him;
8. The quality of being alive;
9. Anything else you can think of along these lines.
Note that it is also up for debate whether or not non-human animals, or for that matter, plants, have souls; feel free to adjust these answers accordingly.
Strangely, no one seems to suggest that animals have souls and humans lack them.
by Dictionaryan December 11, 2003
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having an outstanding aura, with a brilliant and loving attitude.
Being exceptionally well at a task.
Completeing a task with an indellible inquisitive nature or spiritual quality.
I love this job I do it well cause I got soul.
by Sun Rhythms October 13, 2004
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The only part of you that really matters. You can give it to anyone you want, but its hard to ever get back.
Until you know that life is interesting - and find it so - you haven't found your soul. ~Geoffrey Fisher

How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver. ~Oscar Wilde

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul. ~Plato
by Jenn Holloway October 04, 2005
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A genre of music similar to funk. Its similar to R&B but has more emphasis on vocals and sounds kinda like african gospel music. Its very rhythmic and energetic. Ray Charles made it in the 1960s and it became really popular during the 1970s.
Slash: Do you listen to Brown Sugar?
Torch: Yep, its music for my soul. Makes me high.
Slash: Omg, not brown sugar pouring out. Its a song you douchebag.
Torch: Hey you don't see me insulting your religion.
by The Mr Needles Experience September 25, 2006
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The act of swearing on your soul, if you lie on Soul then the punishment is your soul in eternal damnation. So don't fucking lie!
Marylou: Bro i just fucked your grandma!

Jeanski: Dude! Soul?

Marylou: Nah, just playing.
by Twono, and vin October 24, 2009
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Technically: a religious concept of an immortal individual conciousness, the mind superimposed on an invisible and supposedly indestructible and universal substance called "spirit."
Colloquially: authenticity, style, or passion. Used almost exclusively in expressions similar to "he's got soul," often used to refer to individual (e.g. improvisational) expression in music styles such as jazz.
Also, a harmonically simple, often syncopated, style of music made by black people such as James Brown, usually played by small groups, though occasionally involving horn sections, related to funk and rock and always having vocals. This music is claimed to embody the above characteristic.
Yngwie Malmsteen, while technically skilled, has no soul whatsoever.
by jazzriff October 10, 2005
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The musical elements of soul are influenced by the church. Gospel is an earlier version of soul.
Famous soul musicians include Otis Redding, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Areatha Franklin, Bill Withers, Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye.
by pinksequin December 15, 2005
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