soup

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noun \ˈsüp\

Definition of soup

  1. 1 :  a liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food

  2. 2 :  something (such as a heavy fog or nitroglycerine) having or suggesting the consistency or nutrient qualities of soup

  3. 3 :  an unfortunate predicament that stunt landed her in the soup

Examples of soup in a sentence

  1. in soup like this, amateur pilots can easily become disoriented

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 14th century



SOUP Defined for English Language Learners

soup

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noun \ˈsüp\

Definition of soup for English Language Learners

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


SOUP Defined for Kids

soup

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noun \ˈsüp\

Definition of soup for Students

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



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