Meaning of “soup” in the English Dictionary

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"soup" in British English

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soupnoun [ C or U ]

uk /suːp/ us /suːp/

A1 a usually hot, liquid food made from vegetables, meat, or fish:

Would you like a bowl of soup?

More examples

  • Hot soup is very comforting on a cold winter's day.
  • You'll feel better once you've got some hot soup down you.
  • Empty the soup into a saucepan and simmer gently for ten minutes.
  • You can use fresh herbs to flavour the soup.
  • He spilled soup all down his front.


(Definition of “soup” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"soup" in American English

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us /sup/

a liquid food made esp. by cooking vegetables and sometimes also meat or fish in water and usually served hot:

(Definition of “soup” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)