[ oh-ver-sohl ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌsoʊl /

noun Philosophy.

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


Nearby words

  1. oversleep,
  2. oversleeve,
  3. overslip,
  4. oversold,
  5. oversolicitous,
  6. overspecialization,
  7. overspend,
  8. overspill,
  9. overspin,
  10. overspread

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