so·da | \ ˈsō-də \

Definition of soda 

1a : sodium carbonate

b : sodium bicarbonate

c : sodium often used in combination soda-feldsparnitrate of soda

2a : soda water sense 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

I ordered fries and a soda.

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In a country that is among the world’s top consumers of sugary drinks, Chiapas is a champion: Residents of San Cristóbal and the lush highlands that envelop the city drink on average more than half a gallon of soda a day. Oscar Lopez,, "In Mexican town, Coca-Cola is everywhere, and so is diabetes," 14 July 2018 For a no-rinse formula, use two tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in one quart of hot water. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, "The kitchen is the germiest room. Here's how to deep clean everything.," 3 July 2018 Beechmont Rollarena: $30 admission includes four skate rentals, one large pizza and pitcher of soda. Niala Wagstaff,, "How to save 💰 while entertaining your family at local attractions," 2 July 2018 Soon, callers who got on the air received a gift, a 12-pack of Surge soda. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Changes at Spectrum Sports cloud future of KC's all-sports cable station," 29 June 2018 The initiative was funded by soda companies including Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Melody Gutierrez,, "California cities banned from imposing new soda taxes for 13 years," 28 June 2018 On opening day, groups of people milled around the stage, munching on hamburgers and sipping from large cups of soda. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest revelers react to new U.S. Cellular stage, northern gate, Klement's Beer Garden," 27 June 2018 Demonstrators set bonfires in the streets, hurled rocks and full cans of soda at law enforcement officers and vandalized a cop car. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh,, "After last year's melee, Portland's anti-capitalists throw May Day picnic," 30 Apr. 2018 In the middle of the table are items essential to the operation – a magic 8-ball, an Albert Einstein figurine, a tub of Crisco, a miniature toilet that makes a flushing sound and an unopened can of Moxie soda among them. Mike Anthony,, "Behind The Scenes With Randy Edsall: Inside Look At A Football Coach Rebuilding UConn Program," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of soda

1558, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for soda

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

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English Language Learners Definition of soda

: 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


so·da | \ ˈsō-də \

Kids Definition of soda

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


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