soup

noun \ ˈsüp \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

Examples of soup in a Sentence

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

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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

soup Synonyms

Synonyms
brume, fog, gauze, mist, murk, reek, smog, haze
Related Words
bank, cloud, fume, miasma, smoke, smother, steam


SOUP Defined for English Language Learners

soup

noun

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

noun \ ˈsüp \

Definition of soup for Students

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


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