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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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 Pho Plus, which served soups and banh mi sandwiches in addition to other traditional Vietnamese dishes, was closed by the Mecklenburg County health department. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Popular uptown restaurant closed for pest infestation, other problems," 22 June 2018 The cafe specializes in breakfast and lunch, including egg dishes, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New brewery tasting room, dental treatment facility," 21 June 2018 Broadway Deli's savory sandwiches and soup are getting lots of buzz. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018 Newk's, based in Mississippi, is a general restaurant with a wide choice of pizzas, sandwiches, soups and salads. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "When even the museum cafe is a gallery: Murakami blockbuster comes to The Modern," 4 June 2018 At lunch, soups, simple sandwiches (BLT, tuna, ham and cheese) and burgers are available. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Try Oprah's favorite pie in Cape Cod," 22 May 2018 The Shack 324 Flanders Road, East Lyme Diner-style, table service, with sandwiches, soup, wraps, burgers, comfort food and homemade pies. Sarah Wesley Lemire, courant.com, "Five Connecticut Shoreline Destinations: All You Need To Know," 15 May 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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