• WordNet 3.6
    • n soph a second-year undergraduate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Soph (Eng. Univ) A contraction of Soph ister.
    • n Soph (Amer. Colleges) A contraction of Sophomore.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soph In the English universities, same as sophister, and the more usual word.
    • n soph In United States colleges, same as sophomore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Soph sof an abbreviation of sophister (q.v.)—also of sophomore (q.v.).
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In literature:

There is hardly any mention in Plato of the creative arts; only in two or three passages does he even allude to them (Rep.; Soph.).
"The Republic" by Plato
It was acceptance of the challenge, the battle-cry flung down to the Sophs.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
The sophs need us, and we need them.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
What are girls when a fellow is going to be a soph.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Let's go to the Sophs quarters.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
This being my own paymaster isn't what I expected when I was a Soph.
"Harvard Stories" by Waldron Kintzing Post
Was it that the Sophs were going to turn the college proctors against them in some cowardly way?
"The Adventures of a Freshman" by Jesse Lynch Williams
He's at home Saturdays, and it's just like a horrid Harvard Soph to plague us so.
"Spinning-Wheel Stories" by Louisa May Alcott
It's all Buddie can do to find the money for my soph year here.
"Ruth Fielding In the Saddle" by Alice B. Emerson
Ellen Seymour says there are some great players among the sophs.
"Marjorie Dean, High School Junior" by Pauline Lester

In poetry:

Had George, ye Sophs, committed sin?
No! yet he found a hell within;
The flames of which attack'd his wife,
And sing'd her happiness for life.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton
Let sophs, by rats infested,
Then trust in cats to catch them,
Lest they grow as learn'd as we
In our studies ; where, d' ye see,
No mortal sits to watch them.
"The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad" by William Shenstone

In news:

Lady Bucs end 2011 by downing Gillette sophs.
New SOPHE/APHA Handbook on Health Communication.
'Super soph ' from Shaler third at PIAA cross country meet.
Duncanville soph shoots down SL Carroll.
On the tail end of September the Cougars from AGWSR made the trip to the Pit for our final Fresh- Soph game of the year.
Thursday September 8 kicked off another season for our fresh- soph kids.
This year will be a little different because of we will need to play some of our sophs on these nights.
Wendy Westerwelle's " Soph ".
LHS soph tough, but FSHS wins.
Ed Soph and Duffy Jackson to Perform at MTSU February 16 and 17.
Pitt's Kiesel tips off soph season.
Kirks finished ninth in the Frosh/Soph race.
Sarena Wells (soph) nearing the finish at home invitational.
All-Stark County Cross Country , Division I, first team FRONT: Josh Duffie, Soph.
All-Stark County Cross Country, Division I, first team FRONT: Josh Duffie, Soph.

In science:

The search pipeline uses a soph isticated suite of image tools, but up to the present time the final step in the vetting p rocess still requires human input to separate the good supernovae candidates from the bad.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The usual framework for conditional term rewriting systems does not allow us to model some simple and straightforward applications naturally in such a way that the resulting reduction relation is known to be con fluent, unless some soph isticated semantic or termination knowledge is postulated a priori.
Syntactic Confluence Criteria for Positive/Negative-Conditional Term Rewriting Systems