• WordNet 3.6
    • v sup take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
    • n sup a small amount of liquid food "a sup of ale"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sup A small mouthful, as of liquor or broth; a little taken with the lips; a sip. "Tom Thumb had got a little sup ."
    • v. i Sup To eat the evening meal; to take supper. "I do entreat that we may sup together."
    • v. t Sup sŭp To take into the mouth with the lips, as a liquid; to take or drink by a little at a time; to sip. "There I'll sup Balm and nectar in my cup."
    • v. t Sup To treat with supper. "Sup them well and look unto them all."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sup To take into the mouth with the lips, as a liquid; take or drink by a little at a time; sip.
    • sup To eat with a spoon.
    • sup To treat with supper; give a supper to; furnish supper for.
    • sup To eat the evening meal; take supper; in the Bible, to take the principal meal of the day (a late dinner).
    • sup To take in liquid with the lips; sip.
    • sup To eat with a spoon.
    • n sup A small mouthful, as of liquor or broth; a little taken with the lips; a sip.
    • sup An abbreviation of superfine
    • sup of superior;
    • sup of superlative
    • sup of supine
    • sup of supplement
    • sup of supra
    • sup of supreme.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sup sup to take into the mouth, as a liquid:
    • v.i Sup to eat the evening meal:
    • n Sup a small mouthful, as of a liquid
    • v.t Sup sup (Scot.) to eat with a spoon
    • v.i Sup (B.) to sip:—pr.p. sup′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. supped
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.”
  • C. D. Andrews
    C. D. Andrews
    “You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. soupen, to drink, AS. sūpan,; akin to D. zuipen, G. saufen, OHG. sūfan, Icel. sūpa, Sw. supa, Dan. söbe,. Cf. Sip Sop Soup Supper


In literature:

The week went its way without further miracle; but Verona had supped full of miracles, and had need to digest.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Monsieur and Madame Follenvie supped at the farther end of the table.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
I preferred supping on the remainder of the turtle's eggs, as did Oliver.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
He had to visit Mr Blurt, he said, and might perhaps sup with him.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
D'ye think a stout man like me can sup heartily on rabbit bones?
"The Crew of the Water Wagtail" by R.M. Ballantyne
And now, sirs, let us fare to the hall to sup and prepare for our journey to the Springs.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
We shall sup well to-night, thanks to curiosity, which is a most useful quality in beast as well as man.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
I was to breakfast in my rooms, dine with the family at one o'clock, and sup about town.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
Master Jones, wilt thou and thy men sup with us?
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
I did not sup, because no friends were there.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
I went on board without having either supped or slept.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
They supped with the Conqueror one evening at Falaise, and next morning William was the sole claimant.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
Yes, He comes in to sup with me, and I may sup with Him.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
She supped on broth, or the wing of a fowl, and biscuits which she steeped in water.
"The Peasant and the Prince" by Harriet Martineau
He had even sat in the recess where the two gentlemen of fortune were at that moment supping.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Good lack, why dost thou not sup, an thou have a mind to sup?
"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio" by Giovanni Boccaccio
Be quiet now, and sup up your tea.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Supped with my Lord Sands.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
He's had his sup of troubles.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Wait now till I wet my mouth with a sup of tea in it, and I'll be telling you the tale the very same way she told it herself.
"The Irish Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins

In poetry:

Mr. Finney and his wife
Both sat down to sup;
And they ate, and they ate,
Until they ate the turnip up.
"Mr. Finney's Turnip" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Thou drinkest deep."
"When Christ would sup
He drain'd the dregs from out my cup:
So how should I be lifted up?"
"The Three Enemies" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
He says now, Live together,
And share your bite and sup;
And then he'll say, Come hither—
And lift us both high up.
"Dr. Doddridges Dog" by George MacDonald
This we shall hear, this we shall see,
While raptures take us up,
When we with blessed Jesus be,
And at his table sup.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
But he who goes to Christ for rest,
Finds fruit that ne'er decays.
He sups with Christ as welcome guest,
And glory crowns his days.
"Undecaying Fruit" by Joseph Horatio Chant
To pluck him down, and keep him up,
Died many million human souls;
'Tis twelve o'clock, and time to sup,
Bid Mary heap the fire with coals.
"The Chronicle Of The Drum" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Today at question time, Sup.
Jane Kim will ask Mayor Ed Lee what his plan is to implement a due process ordinance that Sup.
Terence Tsang and Brian Lee, managers at SUP Bookstore in Monterey Park, showcase Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan's novels.
Kaenon Polarized is pleased to announce the second annual "SUP" for a Pup event.
A general obligation bond to improve San Francisco parks ought to be a slam dunk, particularly when it's getting pushed by Sup.
There is a new aquatic sheriff in town: the stand up paddleboard (known as "SUP" for short).
After reviving a controversial effort to repeal the city's ranked-choice voting (RCV) system and paying a political price for her shifting stands on the issue, Sup.
In a surprising, welcome, and wise political partnership, Sup.
Sip & sup as Texas de Brazil celebrates wine.
Sip & sup at Texas de Brazil this summer as the Brazilian restaurant chain launches a series of wine programs.
McKay-Dee history is topic for SUP show.
Public invited to Ogden SUP meeting.
Frozen sperm vs benefits at Mich Sup Ct.
Nature Coast SUP owner DeLea "Dee" Bowers of Brooksville keeps steady and pumps the paddle into the air during a recent ride in the Gulf, just offshore from Pine Island's beach park.
Even if you didn't you know them by name, you've seen a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) somewhere.

In science:

Then B(Ω, A) is a unital C ∗ -algebra, with the operations defined pointwise, and with the norm given by ||f || := sup{||f (ω)|| | ω ∈ Ω}, f ∈ B(Ω, A).
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
Let r ≥ 0 and suppose that sup{|λ| | λ ∈ σ(e1T e1 )} ≤ r < inf {|λ| | λ ∈ σ(e3T e3)}, where σ(ej T ej ) denotes the spectrum of ej T ej acting on ejH.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
Below we use the notation g(n) = O(f (n)) to indicate that lim sup g(n)/f (n) < ∞.
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
The exponential upper growth of G is defined as lim sup w1/n n .
Fast graphs for the random walker
The inf and sup are taken over graphs G with vertices o, z satisfying n ≤ dist(o, z) and wz /wo < cnp .
Fast graphs for the random walker
The lim sup is taken in the almost sure sense.
Fast graphs for the random walker
Suppose that ai is the sup of the ak ’s, and choose j 6= i.
Number Operator Algebras
The C -minimal tilings seem to correspond to the sup-irreducible elements of the lattice of the tilings.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Then there exist c, c′ > 0 and µ, 0 < µ ≤ 1, ν > 1 such that |∇P (x)| ≥ c|f (x)|1−µ , |P (x)| ≥ c′ d(x, V (P ))ν in a neighborhood of K, sup(µ), sup(ν ) ∈ Q.
On certain generalized Hardy's inequalities and applications
This has the following form: define a mapping Πn analogously with Γn but replacing sup by log R exp (and inf by − log R exp(−)), in the definitions of ⊗ and ⊙.
Random matrices, non-colliding processes and queues
The formula (39) is also valid when ‘sup’ is replaced by ‘log R exp’.
Random matrices, non-colliding processes and queues
Thus supµ inf ν γΓ (µ, ν ) = inf ν supµ γΓ (µ, ν ) : the value in pure strategies exists.
Stopping games in continuous time
We see that sup |Φ(H )| ≤ Φ(sup |H |) ≤ sup |H |, where we used that for any function K (x) ≤ k with k > 0, we have Φ(K )(x) ≤ k · µ([x, 1]) ≤ k .
Dynamics of exponential linear map in functional space
A − ⊆ [A]ℵ0 is stationary clearly A ⊆ δ∗ = sup(A) = sup(Γ).
Reflection implies the SCH
Clearly, sup m(W ) ≤ inf (cid:0)µ(U ) + ν (V )(cid:1) (since m(W ) ≤ m(U × B ) + m(B × V )); we have to prove that sup m(W ) ≥ inf (cid:0)µ(U ) + ν (V )(cid:1).
Brownian local minima and other random dense countable sets