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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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in soup like this, amateur pilots can easily become disoriented
Recent Examples on the Web Exceptional soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers are offered for both lunch and dinner; a serving of a green or homemade potato salad accompanies sandwiches. oregonlive, "New Independence Hotel is the perfect place for a Valentine’s getaway: Gerry Frank’s picks," 8 Feb. 2020 Over celery soup, fish and coconut macaroons, the president spoke at length about Mr. Limbaugh, who said Monday he is being treated for advanced lung cancer, the people said. Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, "Trump Says War With Iran Was ‘Closer Than You Thought’," 5 Feb. 2020 Before Shiyan, a city in Hubei province, went into quarantine, the sum of thirty yuan (about $4) could buy two cabbages, enough spring onions for two soups, a large white radish, two lettuces, a potato, and ten eggs. Lavender Au, The New York Review of Books, "Stuck in Central China on Coronavirus Lockdown," 4 Feb. 2020 There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "In Case You Wondered, You Can Eat from the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s Frunk," 3 Feb. 2020 The Organization of Chinese Americans and MotivAsians will host a Chinese New Year celebration at the restaurant, crafting a 10-course dinner that includes walnut shrimp, fried rice, minced beef cilantro soup, eggplant in garlic sauce and more. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "12 things to do in Cleveland on Saturday, Feb. 1," 1 Feb. 2020 This versatile bean can be used in soups, burgers, side-dishes, and salads. NBC News, "5 sneaky ways to get more protein in your diet — without eating meat," 31 Jan. 2020 As for the menu, which was still being finalized: Diners can expect to see variations on eggs Benedict, omelets and pancakes, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Good Eats Cafe, a breakfast-lunch-brunch spot, is coming to Pewaukee," 31 Jan. 2020 On the ship, menus offer regional specialties such as chorizo and kale soup, octopus carpaccio, and Portuguese fish stew, in three dining venues. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Portugal's Douro Is the Next Big River Cruising Destination," 22 Jan. 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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11 Feb 2020

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“Soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 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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