Soup is a liquid or thick, creamy food that's usually hot and savory. If you have a sore throat, your grandma might make you a nice bowl of chicken noodle soup.

Most soup is made by cooking vegetables, beans, meat, or fish (or a combination of these) in water for a long time. Sometimes soup is thickened with cream or flour, or by pureeing some of the ingredients. Certain soups, like gazpacho and vichyssoise, are served cold, and others are sweet and made with fruit. You may hear people describe a dense, thick fog as "pea soup" or use the phrase "soup to nuts" to mean "everything."

Definitions of soup
  1. noun
    liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
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    soup du jour
    the soup that a restaurant is featuring on a given day
    alphabet soup
    soup that contains small noodles in the shape of letters of the alphabet
    clear soup usually of beef or veal or chicken
    a thick cream soup made from shellfish
    borsch, borscht, borsh, borshch, borsht, bortsch
    a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation
    a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock
    broth, stock
    liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
    chicken soup
    soup made from chicken broth
    cock-a-leekie, cocky-leeky
    soup made from chicken boiled with leeks
    a soup made with chopped tomatoes and onions and cucumbers and peppers and herbs; served cold
    a soup or stew thickened with okra pods
    a clear soup garnished with julienne vegetables
    soup cooked in a large pot
    mock turtle soup
    soup made from a calf's head or other meat in imitation of green turtle soup
    a soup of eastern India that is flavored with curry; prepared with a meat or chicken base
    oxtail soup
    a soup made from the skinned tail of an ox
    pea soup
    a thick soup made of dried peas (usually made into a puree)
    Philadelphia pepper pot, pepper pot
    a soup made with vegetables and tripe and seasoned with peppercorns; often contains dumplings
    minestrone, petite marmite, vegetable soup
    soup made with a variety of vegetables
    potage, pottage
    thick (often creamy) soup
    green turtle soup, turtle soup
    soup usually made of the flesh of green turtles
    eggdrop soup
    made by stirring beaten eggs into a simmering broth
    a thick soup or stew made with milk and bacon and onions and potatoes
    won ton, wonton, wonton soup
    a soup with won ton dumplings
    split-pea soup
    made of stock and split peas with onions carrots and celery
    green pea soup, potage St. Germain
    made of fresh green peas and stock with shredded lettuce onion and celery
    lentil soup
    made of stock and lentils with onions carrots and celery
    Scotch broth
    a thick soup made from beef or mutton with vegetables and pearl barley
    a creamy potato soup flavored with leeks and onions; usually served cold
    a tomato-flavored consomme; often served chilled
    liquor, pot likker, pot liquor
    the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked
    barley water
    used to feed infants
    a clear seasoned broth
    beef broth, beef stock
    a stock made with beef
    chicken broth, chicken stock
    a stock made with chicken
    stock cube
    a cube of dehydrated stock
    corn chowder
    chowder containing corn
    clam chowder
    chowder containing clams
    fish chowder
    chowder containing fish
    type of:
    a particular item of prepared food
  2. noun
    any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup
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    a mixture of ingredients
  3. noun
    an unfortunate situation
    “we're in the soup now”
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    position, situation
    a condition or position in which you find yourself
  4. verb
    dope (a racehorse)
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    dope, dope up
    give a narcotic to
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