sup


1sup

verb \ˈsəp\
suppedsup·ping

Definition of SUP

transitive verb
:  to take or drink in swallows or gulps
intransitive verb
chiefly dialect :  to take food and especially liquid food into the mouth a little at a time

Origin of SUP

Middle English suppen, from Old English sūpan, suppan; akin to Old High German sūfan to drink, sip, Old English sopp sop
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SUP

2sup

noun

Definition of SUP

:  a mouthful especially of liquor or broth :  sip; also :  a small quantity of liquid <pour me just a sup of tea>

Examples of SUP

  1. <the old mariner took a sup of grog and began his tale>

First Known Use of SUP

1551

Related to SUP

3sup

intransitive verb
suppedsup·ping

Definition of SUP

1
:  to eat the evening meal
2
:  to make one's supper —used with on or off <sup on roast beef>

Origin of SUP

Middle English soupen, suppen, from Anglo-French super, from supe sop, soup — more at soup
First Known Use: 14th century

4sup

abbreviation

Definition of SUP

1
superior
2
supra

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

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