• Soups
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v soup dope (a racehorse)
    • n soup liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
    • n soup an unfortunate situation "we're in the soup now"
    • n soup any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A stork eating soup from a jug at dinner party while a fox watches A stork eating soup from a jug at dinner party while a fox watches
talking on soup can telephones talking on soup can telephones

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the movie "The Exorcist" the vomit that (Regan) Linda Blair hurls at Father Damien Karras is thick pea soup
    • n Soup A liquid food of many kinds, usually made by boiling meat and vegetables, or either of them, in water, -- commonly seasoned or flavored; strong broth.
    • v. t Soup To breathe out.
    • v. t Soup To sup or swallow.
    • v. t Soup To sweep. See Sweep, and Swoop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Goulash, a beef soup, originated in Hungary in the 9th century AD.
    • n soup An obsolete or dialectal form of sup.
    • n soup In cookery, originally, a liquor with something soaked in it, as a sop of bread; now, a broth; a liquid dish served usually before fish or meat at dinner. The basis of most soups is stock; to this are added meat, vegetables, vermicelli, herbs, wine, seasoning, or whatever is chosen: as, cream soup; tomato soup; turtle soup. See julienne, purėe, soup-maigre.
    • n soup A kind of picnic in which a great pot of soup is the principal feature. Compare the like use of chowder.
    • soup An obsolete form of soop, swoop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac.
    • n Soup sōōp the nutritious liquid obtained by boiling meat or vegetables in stock—named from the chief ingredient, as pea-, tomato-, vermicelli-, hare-, oxtail-soup, &c
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  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneres
    “I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
    “My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.”
  • Dogen
    “Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.”
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
  • William Collier
    William Collier
    “The soup is never hot enough if the waiter can keep his thumb in it.”
  • Welsh Proverb
    Welsh Proverb
    “A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.”


Duck soup - (USA) If something is duck soup, it is very easy.
From soup to nuts - If you do something from soup to nuts, you do it from the beginning right to the very end.
In the soup - If you're in the soup, you're in trouble.
Pea soup - Pea soup or pea souper can be used to describe dense fog.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. soupe, OF. sope, supe, soupe, perhaps originally, a piece of bread; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. D. sop, sop, G. suppe, soup. See Sop something dipped in a liquid, and cf. Supper
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. soupe—Old Dut. sop, zop, broth, soppe, zoppe, a sop.


In literature:

Dinner consists of vegetable and meat, soup and bread, and for supper they are given bread and coffee.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
Ah, how good that soup smelled to the famished wanderers!
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Bring him tea immediately, strong tea, and then make some good beef soup.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
They were tired, and they began to think they would never reach the house, where mother was making the soup for all the family.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
Then signor would commence with soup?
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
I promise you both the soup and the joint.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
For dinner we had shadow soup, so named for obvious reasons.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
This is a very famous soup which has been associated with India since the beginning of the English regime.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Heat the soup with an equal amount of water.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Bran tea, made in the proportion of a pint of bran to three quarts of water, is used by many vegetarians as a foundation for soup.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight

In poetry:

Is he wise or foolish, young or old?
Does he drink his soup and his coffee cold,
or HOT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
On Soyer-soup, their dogs would spurn,
They feast your fainting throng;
In schools, since you will think and learn,
They teach you to think wrong;
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones
I need not tell of soup and fish
In solemn silence swallowed,
The sobs that ushered in each dish,
And its departure followed,
Nor yet my suicidal wish
To BE the cheese I hollowed.
"Melancholetta" by Lewis Carroll
Now Colonel, to husband you need not be winking,
While wiping the soup with a smile from your lips;
I know just as well as he does how you're thinking
The soup is as tasteless as though made of chips.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Things Eatable" by Horatio Alger Jr
And I'll take
my painting shirt
washed over and over of course
spotted with every yellow kitchen I've painted.
God, you don't mind if I bring all my kitchens?
They hold the family laughter and the soup.
"Clothes" by Anne Sexton
They say that a Contented Mind
Is a Continual Feast; -- but where
The mental frame, and how to find,
Which can with Turtle Soup compare?
No mind, however full of Ease,
Could be Continual Toasted Cheese.
"Enough is as Good as a Feast" by Harry Graham

In news:

You may associate bean soups with winter, but in my house a bean soup with seasonal vegetables is welcome any time of year.
Soup only the beginning for a Loop institution.
The chickpeas make this soup incredibly thick and rich without having to add a ton of cream.
The chickpeas add great protein but also make this soup incredibly creamy without having to add a ton of cream.
Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs.
Jessica Seinfeld says her kids, whose tastes vary wildly, can't get enough of this soup.
Envelope single-serving size envelope instant onion soup mix (about 1 tablespoon).
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup.
Mix tomatoes, soup & cheese.
Meanwhile cook rice, stuffing and soup as directed on can.
Chicken Liver Pate and French Onion Soup Part 2.
Newsday Photo/Rebecca Cooney Malaysian coriander soup, served at New Chili & Curry in Hicksville, is ranked as one of Long Island's 10 best soups.
Carol's hot-and-sour soup looked just like mine but had been fired up with some hot chiles or hot chili paste.
Campbell's Chunky Chicken Classic soup.
A recent lunchtime combo at Ciao Thyme included a porchetta sandwich on rye roll, farro salad and roasted heirloom tomato soup with creme fraiche and croutons.

In science:

The point is that if ǫn0 is indeed of order one, it will inject sterile neutrinos νd into the cosmic soup and they will count as one neutrino species.
SN1987A - a Testing Ground for the KARMEN Anomaly
Thus if the BBN constraint on additional neutrino species is much less than one , then the n0 lifetime has to be less than 10−5 sec so that any population of νd ’s injected into the cosmic soup by n0decays would be diluted by the QCD phase transition.
SN1987A - a Testing Ground for the KARMEN Anomaly
The Brownian loop soup introduced in is a Poissonian realization from a σ -finite measure on unrooted loops.
Random walk loop soup
In this paper, we define a random walk loop soup and show that it converges to the Brownian loop soup.
Random walk loop soup
The Brownian loop soup with intensity λ, which we define below, is a Poissonian realization from a particular measure on unrooted loops in C that satisfies both conformal invariance and a property called the restriction property. A realization of the loop soup consists of a countable collection of loops.
Random walk loop soup