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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 Then the family sat on low-slung benches to eat Lucia’s vegetable soup. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, "His Guatemalan parents sent him to the U.S. for a better life. Then they wanted their 9-year-old back.," 6 Apr. 2021 Dishes will frequently change, but a version of rice, pickles, fish and soup will likely serve as the final course each time. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, "An ambitious new Japanese fine dining restaurant is opening in San Francisco, with no sushi in sight," 5 Apr. 2021 In other words, a food processor is not the ideal choice for pureeing soup. Allen Foster,, "Cuisinart review: Is this top-of-the-line food processor worth it?," 2 Apr. 2021 It’s chicken soup for a more complicated time, reflecting the challenges of opening a new restaurant as the pandemic spiked. 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 In a soup pot, combine onion, carrot, red lentils, rosemary and water and bring to a boil. Star Tribune, "3 simple plant-based recipes to add to your rotation," 1 Apr. 2021 To do so through a narrower mouth opening only makes the process akin to slurping up noodle soup without cutlery. J. B. Mackinnon, The Atlantic, "Beaked Whales Are the Animals We Need Right Now," 30 Mar. 2021 Soupremacy, which sells soup downtown, said aside from seeing more people come in for breakfast, the restaurant has largely been unaffected by the two weeks of the tournament so far. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, "Second NCAA Tournament weekend saw a dwindling impact on downtown Indianapolis," 30 Mar. 2021 Asparagus and wild leek soup follow, as does the salad of organic lettuce topped with Asian pears, Oregon blue cheese and pecans. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These metro Detroit restaurants are offering dine-in and take-out Easter meals," 30 Mar. 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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8 Apr 2021

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“Soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 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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