\ ˈsüp \

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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Synonyms for soup


brume, fog, gauze, haze, mist, murk, reek, smog

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Examples of soup in a Sentence

in soup like this, amateur pilots can easily become disoriented

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To serve, put a large ladle of stewed lentils in a low, wide soup bowl and place a large spoonful of rice next to it. David Tanis, The Seattle Times, "A humble feast begins with lentils," 7 Jan. 2019 And because everyone has to get up from time to time to fill a soup bowl or open another bottle, the conversation moves freely. Sara Franklin, charlotteobserver, "No courses, no assigned seats, no-hassle dinner party," 19 June 2018 Picasso repurposed the outline of that first figure into the inner edges of the child and other remnants into the steam rising from the soup bowl. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "High-Tech Scanning Shows Picasso’s Blue Period Evolution," 11 June 2018 Aside from being used to hold alcohol, the Stanley Cup has also been used for a baby’s baptism, as a soup bowl and as a bowl for pasta. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Alex Ovechkin did a keg stand out of Stanley Cup as Caps' epic celebration continues," 9 June 2018 My gut says biblical talk always confers a good/evil struggle, but here it’s revenge mixed with right-to-exist, all in a soup bowl. William Lee,, "‘Westworld’ Episode 2 recap: 5 things to know about ‘Reunion’ and its first glimpse into Westworld’s back story," 29 Apr. 2018 Served in soup bowls, Shrimp, Pea and Orzo Scampi can be offered as a first course or as an entrée for a light supper. Linda Giuca And Christopher Prosperi,, "Scampi Recipe Lightens Up With Orzo And Peas," 5 Apr. 2018 Rosie's Pasta will be at the market with vegan soup bowls, fettuccine and veggie blend spirals. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "A happy hour at one of the state’s biggest vegetable farms," 4 Apr. 2018 Whip up this hearty soup in 30 minutes for an easy meal your whole family will love. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork and Hominy Soup," 19 Dec. 2018

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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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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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