from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See soft drink.
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- n. Any of several sweetened, carbonated beverages.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a popular non-alcoholic beverage, sweetened by various means, containing flavoring and supersaturated with carbon dioxide, so as to be effervescent when the container is opened; -- in different localities it is variously called also soda, pop, mineral water, and minerals. It has many variants. The sweetening agent may be natural, such as cane sugar or corn syrup, or artificial, such as saccharin or aspartame. The flavoring varies widely, popular variants being fruit juices, fruit sirups, cream, or cola flavoring; the soda pop is usually served chilled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
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While maps, charts and target photos were folded and rammed into kneepads to form some semblance of order, there was a dash for a quick cup of coffee or a soda pop and a swing by the John.