[ oh-ver-sohl ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌsoʊl /

noun Philosophy.

(especially in transcendentalism) a supreme reality or mind; the spiritual unity of all being.


Origin of oversoul

An Americanism dating back to 1841–44; over- + soul
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for oversoul

  • I believe in the unseen world and believe the cosmos is probably something like the Oversoul that Emerson wrote of.

  • About the time the grain was ready to house, some call of the Oversoul wafted all the men away.

  • The club was a funny mixture of rabbis and weedy old ladies, the "oversoul" and oysters.

    Louisa May Alcott|Louisa May Alcott
  • Crosslegged under an umbrel umbershoot he thrones an Aztec logos, functioning on astral levels, their oversoul, mahamahatma.

    Ulysses|James Joyce