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."

Primary Meanings of soup

liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
dope (a racehorse)
Full Definitions of soup

n 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

n any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup

Type of:
a mixture of ingredients

n an unfortunate situation

“we're in the soup now”
Type of:
position, situation
a condition or position in which you find yourself

v dope (a racehorse)

Type of:
dope, dope up
give a narcotic to

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