soda

noun so·da \ ˈsō-də \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of soda

c : sodium often used in combination
  • soda-feldspar
  • nitrate of soda
2 a : soda water 2a
b : soda pop
c : a sweet drink consisting of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream
3 : the faro card that shows faceup in the dealing box before play begins

Examples of soda in a Sentence

  1. I ordered fries and a soda.

Recent Examples of soda from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'soda.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of soda

Italian, from Arabic suwwād, any of several saltworts from the ashes of which sodium carbonate is obtained


SODA Defined for English Language Learners

soda

noun

Definition of soda for English Language Learners

  • : a drink made of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream

  • : a white powdery substance that contains salt and is used in cooking and medicine


SODA Defined for Kids

soda

noun so·da \ ˈsō-də \

Definition of soda for Students

1 : a powdery substance like salt used in washing and in making glass or soap
4 : soda pop
5 : a sweet drink made of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream

Medical Dictionary

soda

noun so·da \ ˈsōd-ə \

medical Definition of soda


Learn More about soda


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up soda? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the significant part of a grievance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!