American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
- n. A liquid rich in organic compounds and providing favorable conditions for the emergence and growth of life forms: primordial soup.
- n. Slang Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:
- n. Slang Dense fog.
- n. Slang Nitroglycerine.
- n. A chaotic or unfortunate situation.
- soup up Slang To modify (something) so as to increase its capacity to perform or satisfy, especially to add horsepower or greater speed potential to (an engine or a vehicle).
- idiom. in the soup Slang Having difficulties; in trouble.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of sup.
- n. In cookery, originally, a liquor with something soaked in it, as a sop of bread; now, a broth; a liquid dish served usually before fish or meat at dinner. The basis of most soups is stock; to this are added meat, vegetables, vermicelli, herbs, wine, seasoning, or whatever is chosen: as, cream soup; tomato soup; turtle soup. See julienne, purėe, soup-maigre.
- n. A kind of picnic in which a great pot of soup is the principal feature. Compare the like use of chowder.
- An obsolete form of soop, swoop.
- n. Any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, that contribute flavor and texture.
- n. figuratively Any mixture or substance suggestive of soup consistency.
- v. uncommon To feed: to provide with soup or a meal.
- v. To be in trouble or in difficulty (often passive--cf. in the soup).
- v. photography To develop (film) in a (chemical) developing solution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A liquid food of many kinds, usually made by boiling meat and vegetables, or either of them, in water, -- commonly seasoned or flavored; strong broth.
- v. obsolete To sup or swallow.
- v. obsolete To breathe out.
- v. obsolete To sweep. See sweep, and swoop.
- v. dope (a racehorse)
- n. an unfortunate situation
- n. any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup
- n. liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
- (1645) Middle French soupe, from Old French souppe, sope, from Late Latin suppa ("sopped bread"), from Proto-Germanic *supô (compare Middle Dutch sope ("broth"). See also sop. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English soupe, from Old French, of Germanic origin. Soup up, from soup, material injected into a horse to make it run faster (influenced by supercharge). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This he found on inquiry was the soup-kettle of a corps of Janissaries, and always held in high respect; indeed, so distinguishing a characteristic of this body is their _soup_, that their colonel is called Tchorbadgé, or the distributor of soup.”
“The faint outline of the word soup ghosted across a sooty wall.”
“Ever get an SMS and have absolutely no idea what the acronym soup is supposed to impart?”
“One word of caution – this soup is a bit heavy on the onions so beware and pick up some mints if you have an after lunch meeting planned.”
“The essential ingredient in the soup is the squash, with each part of the plant being used.”
“While the soup is at a slow simmer, add the cream and stir.”
“This tortilla soup is a simple but extremely flavorful broth, thickened by nothing except tomatoes.”
“But the soup is a pure demonstration of Tuscan simplicity and of the Tuscan love of beans and oil, and it can do without any garnish.”
“Dae Gu Maewoon Tang at Won Jo ($9.95 as lunch special) (32nd between Broadway and 5th) — The equivalent of Matzo Ball Soup as “Jewish Penicillin,” this soup is the Korean cure for a cold.”
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