from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate.
- transitive verb To take up by absorption.
- noun A piece of food soaked or dipped in a liquid.
- noun Something yielded to placate or soothe.
- noun A bribe.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An abbreviation of
- noun Something soaked; a morsel, as of bread, dipped in a liquid before being eaten; a piece of bread softened, as in broth or milk, or intended to be so softened.
- noun Hence A morsel of food; a small portion of food or drink; a mouthful; a bite.
- noun Something given to pacify or quiet; a bribe: so used in allusion to the sop given to Cerberus in order to secure a quiet entrance to the lower world.
- noun A small piece; a fragment: a particle; hence, a trifle; a thing of little or no value.
- To dip or soak in a liquid.
- To take up by absorption: followed by up: as, to
sop upwater with a sponge.
- To soak in; penetrate, as a liquid; percolate.
- To be drenched; be soaked with wet: as, his clothes were sopping with rain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To steep or dip in any liquid.
- noun Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten.
- noun Anything given to pacify; -- so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology.
- noun obsolete A thing of little or no value.
- noun (Bot.) an old name of the clove pink, alluding to its having been used to flavor wine.
- noun (Bot.) an old European variety of apple, of a yellow and red color, shading to deep red; -- called also
sopsavine, and red shropsavine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Something entirely
- noun A piece of
solid foodto be soaked in liquidfood.
- noun Something given or done to
- noun A
weak, easily frightenedor ineffectualperson; a milksop
- verb To
steepor dipin any liquid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a concession given to mollify or placate
- verb dip into liquid
- verb be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid
- verb cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
- noun piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
- noun a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely
- verb give a conciliatory gift or bribe to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The utility on Friday said it would begin initial compensation payments of up to ¥1 million, or about $12,000, to residents from an 18-mile zone around the plant—an offer some evacuees called an insufficient, short-term sop.
Eerie Hush Descends on Japan's Nuclear Zone Daisuke Wakabayashi 2011
But prices are now, at least in our area, $3.75 or so a gallon, and in the meantime domestic oil companies are making record profits and were just thrown a multi-million dollar sop from the energy bill.
Sugar sop is na o'er digestible to th 'best o' 'em.
At that moment the sop is given; offer of friendship is once more made -- and how affectingly!
Guest Katty Kay of BBC World News America also questioned the strategy, saying that it might be a short-term sop to Obama's left-wing base, but it may end up alienating the independent voters that helped elect the president.
This soup looks wonderful..and I enjoyed reading about "sop" -- thinking about it, soup really is great for dipping bread in, so it really makes sense!
In the Soup bhags 2008
Some have heard that he went thence to Augusta; others aver that in their opinion, he travelled away down into the low country "whar they call sop, gravy; again, some say that a man very much like him was seen travelling in the Cherokee country; and not a few contend that he married, and settled in an adjoining eastern county, leading a quiet and blameless life for many years.
Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers; Together with "Taking the Census," and Other Alabama Sketches. By a Country Editor. With a Portrait from Life, and Other Illustrations, by Darley 1845
In captivity these birds have been found to live well upon sweetened milk-sop, which is made by pouring boiling milk upon crumbled bread or biscuit.
Then, too, there is the property clause in the Convention of Madrid, which has been described as the sop by means of which the Powers were induced to accept other less favourable stipulations.
Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond Budgett Meakin 1886
There are, however, several kinds of fruit besides those which have been already mentioned; particularly the sweet-sop, which is well known to the West Indians, and a small oval fruit, called the _blimbi_, both of which grow upon trees.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13 Robert Kerr 1784