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Definition of "soup" []

  • A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces. (noun)
  • A liquid rich in organic compounds and providing favorable conditions for the emergence and growth of life forms: primordial soup. (noun)
  • Slang Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially: (noun)
  • Slang Dense fog. (noun)
  • Slang Nitroglycerine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soup" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "Unum offers a clear guide to the acronym soup of consumer-directed health plans "This Is All About the Money": Pension Fund 'Crisis' a Red Herring, Union Chief Says"