Soup vs Meat - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between soup and meat

is that soup is or soup can be any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, that contribute flavor and texture while meat is meatus.

As a verb soup

is or soup can be (uncommon) to feed: to provide with soup or a meal.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia soup)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


(en verb)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Etymology 2

    (1645) (etyl) soupe, from (etyl) souppe, sope, from . See also sop.


  • Any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, that contribute flavor and texture.
  • Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup .
  • * c. 1430' (reprinted '''1888 ), Thomas Austin, ed., ''Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-books. Harleian ms. 279 (ab. 1430), & Harl. ms. 4016 (ab. 1450), with Extracts from Ashmole ms. 1429, Laud ms. 553, & Douce ms. 55 [Early English Text Society, Original Series; 91], London: 374760, page 11:
  • Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke
  • # (countable) A serving of such a dish, typically in a bowl.
  • # (uncountable) The liquid part of such a dish; the broth.
  • (figuratively) Any mixture or substance suggestive of soup consistency.
  • # (slang) Thick fog or cloud (also (pea soup)).
  • # (US, slang) Nitroglycerin or gelignite, especially when used for safe-cracking.
  • # (cant) Dope (illicit drug, used for making horses run faster or to change their personality).
  • # (photography) Processing chemicals into which film is dipped, such as developer.
  • # (biology) Liquid or gelatinous substrate, especially the mixture of organic compounds that is believe to have played a role in the origin of life on Earth.
  • primordial soup
  • # An unfortunate situation; trouble, problems (a fix, a mess); chaos.
  • #* {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter I and X , passage=B. Wickham had also the disposition and general outlook on life of a ticking bomb. In her society you always had the uneasy feeling that something was likely to go off at any moment with a pop. You never knew what she was going to do next or into what murky depths of soup' she would carelessly plunge you. [...] “It may be fun for her,” I said with one of my bitter laughs, “but it isn't so diverting for the unfortunate toads beneath the harrow whom she plunges so ruthlessly ' in the soup .”}}
  • # (surfing) The foamy portion of a wave.
  • Derived terms
    * alphabet soup * beef soup * beer soup * bird's nest soup * bread soup * canned soup * chicken soup * condensed soup * cream soup * dessert soup * duck soup * egg droup soup * fish soup * French onion soup * fruit soup * in the soup * leek soup * lentil soup * miso soup * mock turtle soup * noodle soup * oxtail soup * pea soup * primordial soup * she-crab soup * soup bowl * soup du jour * souped-up * souper * souping * soup dumpling * soup fire * soup kitchen * soup legs * soup of the day * soup plate * soup's on * soup sandwich * soup to nuts * soup up * soupy * stone soup * tomato soup * vegetable soup * wine soup * winter melon soup * word soup
    * bisque * bouillon * broth * chowder * * cream soup * gazpacho * gruel * porridge * * summer soup *


    (en verb)
  • (uncommon) To feed: to provide with soup or a meal.
  • * 1904 October, East is East and West is West'', in ''The Vassar Miscellany , volume 34, number 1, page 236:
  • "I was so mad, I let him wait half an hour to-night before I souped him."
  • * (rfdate), Diza Sauers, Historama , page 152:
  • She cooked huge stock pots and souped her dogs once a day.
  • * 2008 , C Mark Chapoton, A Tale of Two Iditarods , page 34:
  • I souped the dogs, and went in for a bite. I ended up going back out and making my pups a full meal, then went back in and pigged out myself.
  • To be in trouble or in difficulty (often passive--cf. (in the soup)).
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1922 , author=(James Joyce) , title=(Ulyssis) , section=II , passage=Luck I had the presenee [sic] of mind to dive into Manning's or I was souped .}}
  • (photography) To develop (film) in a (chemical) developing solution.
  • * 1970 December, in The Rotarian , volume 117, number 6, page 31:
  • That girl Vivienne, by the way, once worked as a secretary in the workshop of The Rotarian, began "souping " her own snapshots at home, went from there to top rank as a New York color photographer specializing in small children
  • * 1991 , Ruth Jean Dale, Society Page :
  • "Then perhaps it won't surprise you to learn Annie's taking over the Sunday social column," Roz said. "You photo-guys'll be souping her film."
  • * 1998 , Edward Gorman, Cold Blue Midnight :
  • And her camera position had been completely out of his sight. Satisfied that she'd gotten everything she'd needed - much more, in fact - she went back inside and got to work. Jill had souped her first photographs while she'd been on
  • * 2005 , Jock Lauterer, Community Journalism: A Personal Approach , page 242:
  • By 6 pm Beau and I are back at the paper, souping the film, when Woody rushes into the room.
  • (obsolete) To sup or swallow.
  • (Wyclif)
  • (obsolete) To breathe out.
  • (Camden)



    (wikipedia meat)


  • * 1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. (Bible) , (w), XXV:
  • I was anhongred, and ye gave me meate . I thursted, and ye gave me drinke.
  • * , II.8:
  • And he was pleased to accompany them in their death; for, he pined away by abstaining from all manner of meat .
  • * 1623 , (William Shakespeare), (Timon of Athens) :
  • Your greatest want is, you want much of meat : / Why should you want? Behold, the Earth hath Rootes.
  • * 1879 , (Silas Hocking),
  • As full of fun and frolic as an egg is full of meat .
  • * 1936 , (Djuna Barnes), Nightwood , Faber & Faber, 2007, p.13:
  • The way she said ‘dinner’ and the way she said ‘champagne’ gave meat and liquid their exact difference.
  • * :
  • And thenne he blewe his horne that the maronners had yeuen hym / And whanne they within the Castel herd that horne / they put forthe many knyghtes and there they stode vpon the walles / and said with one voys / welcome be ye to this castel // and sire Palomydes entred in to the castel / And within a whyle he was serued with many dyuerse metes
  • * 1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , (w), ch. 8:
  • And hit cam to passe, thatt Jesus satt at meate in his housse.
  • (label) The flesh of an animal used as food.
  • * 2010 , Andy Atkins, The Guardian , 19 October:
  • While people who eat no meat at all are identified and identifiable as vegetarians, there is no commonly accepted term for people who eat it only a couple of times a week and are selective about its quality.
  • (label) Any relatively thick, solid part of a fruit, nut etc.
  • (label) A penis.
  • * 1993 , Nancy Friday, Women on top: how real life has changed women's sexual fantasies , page 538
  • He sits me on the floor (the shower is still beating down on us). He lays me down and slides his huge meat into me.
  • * 2006 John Patrick, Play Hard, Score Big , page 54
  • Just the tight, hot caress of his bowels surrounding my meat gave me pleasures I had only dreamed of before that day.
  • * 2011 , Wade Wright, Two Straight Guys , page 41
  • Both men were completely, and very actively into this face fucking! Suddenly Bill pulled off of Jim's meat and said,
  • (label) A type of meat, by anatomic position and provenance.
  • (label) The best or most substantial part of something.
  • * 1577 , (Gerald Eades Bentley), The Arte of Angling
  • it is time to begin "A Dialogue between Viator and Piscator," which is the meat of the matter.
  • (label) The sweet spot of a bat or club (in cricket, golf, baseball etc.).
  • A meathead.
  • (label) A totem, or (by metonymy) a clan or clansman which uses it.
  • * 1949 , Oceania , Vol.XX
  • When a stranger comes to an aboriginal camp or settlement in north-western NSW, he is asked by one of the older aborigines: "What meat (clan) are you?"
  • * 1973 , M. Fennel & A. Grey, Nucoorilma
  • Granny Sullivan was ‘dead against’ the match at first because they did not know "what my meat was and because I was a bit on the fair side."
  • * 1977 , A. K. Eckermann, Group Organisation and Identity
  • Some people maintained that she was "sung" because her family had killed or eaten the "meat " (totem) of another group.
  • * 1992 , P. Taylor, Tell it Like it Is
  • Our familyusually married the red kangaroo "meat ".
  • * 1993, J. Janson, Gunjies
  • That’s a beautiful goanna.. He’s my meat , can’t eat him.

    Usage notes

    The meaning "flesh of an animal used as food" is often understood to exclude (l) and other (l). For example, the rules for abstaining from meat in the Roman Catholic Church do not extend to fish; likewise, some people who consider themselves (l)s also eat fish (though the more precise term for such a person is (l)).


    * (l) * See also * (penis) see


    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * beat the meat * dead meat * fresh meat * meat and two veg * meat draw * meat hook / meathook * meat pie * meat raffle * meat tray * meat wagon * meatball * meatface * meathead * meatman * meat safe * meaty * sweatmeat