\ 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 The rest of the menu is largely the same as the Seattle original, with other kinds of dumplings and dishes like dan dan noodles, green onion pancakes and beef noodle soup. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, "What's new in Peninsula dining: 7 restaurants to check out," 3 May 2021 And Liu calls on his heritage for dishes like Taiwanese beef noodle soup. Andy Wang, Robb Report, "How Designer Humberto Leon Brought Star-Studded Collaborations From Fashion to Food," 9 Apr. 2021 Susan Kaars-Sypesteyn compares nom banh chok at her Golden Wat Noodle House to the comforts of chicken noodle soup. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "3 new San Antonio Asian restaurants, including Cambodian at Golden Wat, some of S.A.'s best sushi at Shiro, plus ramen at Yokai," 1 Apr. 2021 Delicious Pho does indeed offer pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup, which was traditionally a breakfast dish. Louisa Chu,, "5 new breakfast foods at Chicago restaurants worth getting you out of the house and into real pants," 5 Mar. 2021 This rice porridge is my equivalent of a comforting chicken noodle soup. Ying Chu, Marie Claire, "Beauty Inside and Out: Michelle Phan," 11 Feb. 2021 And in the Philippines, a hot noodle soup called sotanghon and pineapple-infused chicken and pork may grace your table. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Nochebuena? Everything to Know About the Christmas Eve Celebration," 4 Dec. 2020 The hot spicy beef noodle soup and spicy garlic peanut noodles are beloved. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "25 new restaurants that opened in September and October in Dallas-Fort Worth," 22 Oct. 2020 Juan and Katherine Castillo, owners of El Juidero Wholesale & Resale in Worcester, Mass., made $12,400 reselling instant soup mix from Walmart when people started hunkering down during the pandemic. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: Vaccine? Anyone?," 30 Apr. 2021

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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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14 May 2021

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“Soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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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