soup

noun
\ 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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Synonyms for soup

Synonyms

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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From the picturesque walks along the Huangpu River to the hustle and bustle on Nanjing Road, from soup dumplings the size of your head to ultra-luxe rooftops, Shanghai is an urban paradise. Adrienne Faurote, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Shanghai, China," 5 Apr. 2019 This one of the rare places in Charlotte that sometimes has xiao long bao (soup dumplings). Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte has three great Chinese restaurants? Yes, and here's what to order at each," 29 May 2018 There are also weekly specials, such as khinkali, Georgian soup dumplings, which must be consumed fresh and on-premises. Rachel Lebeaux, BostonGlobe.com, "Jana Grill and Bakery serves Eastern European, Lebanese specialties," 26 Apr. 2018 In-game voice chat is part of an audio soup that includes effects, music, and multiple people speaking simultaneously. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Intel hopes to clean up toxic speech in game chat with AI and machine learning," 20 Mar. 2019 And you'll likely also be asked to avoid eating anything hard or potentially irritating, like hot soup. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What to Know Before, During, and After Your Gum Graft Surgery," 11 Mar. 2019 Both Harry and Meghan tasted different dishes and even drank soup from a bowl. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears Custom Carolina Herrera to Meet the King of Morocco with Prince Harry," 25 Feb. 2019 In addition to sweet pies, the menu features savory items such as quiche, chicken potpie, shepherd’s pie, meaty sandwiches, soups and side dishes. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise Pie Co. shows its Southern roots, bakes up delicious desserts," 12 July 2018 At the Kool Beanz Cafe, owner Victoria Arguelles is serving sandwiches, soup and coffee to a growing number of new mill employees as well as regulars. Samantha Bomkamp, chicagotribune.com, "The Illinois town where Trump's tariffs have provided jobs, and a sigh of relief," 6 July 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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soup

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soup

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

soup

noun
\ ˈsüp How to pronounce soup (audio) \

Kids Definition of soup

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

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