\ ˈsüp How to pronounce soup (audio) \

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 So stop here after a bowl of tomato soup at the Friðheimar greenhouses. Katie Lockhart, CNN, 26 July 2022 Dive into a big cheesy bowl of French onion soup, simmered with lots of thyme and topped with a slice of baguette. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, 25 July 2022 Roasted Red Pepper Soup Make one jar of soup for yourself and gift one to a friend. Kelsey Ogletree, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 Those ushers who once carried proud armfuls of programs now wander the lobbies, outfitted (sometimes literally) with oversize QR codes, waiting to be scanned by passing patrons like a can of soup at the self-checkout. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 23 July 2022 Buying a whole chicken instead of pre-portioned cuts can also save money and the leftovers, including the bones, are great for making chicken soup or bone broth. Amy Fischer Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, 22 July 2022 It is advised to not feed your dogs tomato products, such as tomato soup or sauce. Evan Hecht, USA TODAY, 17 July 2022 Sandwiches are served with chips, soup or salad, such as apple-kale slaw and cucumber-watermelon. Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel, 15 July 2022 Those qualities are equally welcome when drizzled atop avocado toast, folded into eggs, or stirred into a pot of soup or beans. Adrienne Cheatham, Robb Report, 20 June 2022 See More

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

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