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Essential Meaning of soup

: a food made by cooking vegetables, meat, or fish in a large amount of liquid a delicious chicken soup a bowl of soup a soup spoon

Full 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
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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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“Soup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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