noun \ˈsüp\

: a food made by cooking vegetables, meat, or fish in a large amount of liquid

Full Definition of SOUP

:  a liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food
:  something (as a heavy fog or nitroglycerine) having or suggesting the consistency or nutrient qualities of soup
:  an unfortunate predicament <that stunt landed her in the soup>

Examples of SOUP

  1. <in soup like this, amateur pilots can easily become disoriented>

Origin of SOUP

Middle English soupe, from Anglo-French supe sop, soup, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse soppa soup, Old English sopp — more at sup
First Known Use: 14th century

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