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Definition of soup

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

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Examples of soup in a Sentence

in soup like this, amateur pilots can easily become disoriented
Recent Examples on the Web Popular items such as flour, canned soup, pasta and rice remain in short supply. ... WSJ, "From Flour to Canned Soup, Coronavirus Surge Pressures Food Supplies," 12 July 2020 The sight of desperate Israelis lining up at soup kitchens and near-daily protests by out-of-work people has been damaging to Netanyahu’s populist brand. Washington Post, "Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic pain," 10 July 2020 Its daily menu rotates, but burgers are offered daily, along with soup until 6 p.m. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "30-plus patios at bars and restaurants across Milwaukee where you can eat or drink outside," 2 July 2020 Those partners include churches, social service organizations, licensed nonprofit daycares, senior centers, group homes, shelters and soup kitchens. Tom Orsborn,, "‘A lot of unmet needs’ — S.A. event planner is passed over for contract extension after food banks say he failed to deliver on $39M federal contract to feed the needy," 1 July 2020 The Coalition for the Homeless in New York City says its mobile soup kitchens have seen a 100% increase in need and their housing hotlines have been slammed with newly homeless people asking for help. Vanessa Yurkevich For Cnn Business, CNN, "US faces 'avalanche of evictions' as rent protections expire," 20 June 2020 The resulting soup, made with a mix of romaine and spinach, has a delicate but definite flavor of springtime. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Lettuce 2.0: In and out of the salad bowl," 16 June 2020 The stockpot, which was also included in the 12-piece set, was also well-sized for making soup, cooking pasta or blanching veggies. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 16 June 2020 Season the kale with a pinch of salt and add it to the soup. Naveen Kumar, CNN Underscored, "Slow cooker recipes that will feed your family for days," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of soup

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of soup was in the 14th century

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24 Jul 2020

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“Soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soup

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


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Kids Definition of soup

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

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