Soup vs Paper - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between soup and paper

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

As nouns the difference between soup and paper

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 paper is a sheet material used for writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.

As an adjective paper is

made of paper.



(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 paper)


  • A sheet material used for writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • A newspaper or anything used as such (such as a newsletter or listing magazine).
  • *
  • *:"I don't want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal.."
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=“Anthea hasn't a notion in her head but to vamp a lot of silly mugwumps. She's set her heart on that tennis bloke
  • (lb) Wallpaper.
  • *
  • *:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • (lb) Wrapping paper.
  • A written document, generally shorter than a book (white paper'', ''term paper ), in particular one written for the Government.
  • A written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal or in the proceedings of a scientific or academic meeting (such as a conference, a workshop or a symposium).
  • A scholastic essay.
  • (lb) Money.
  • (lb) A university course.
  • A paper packet containing a quantity of items.
  • :
  • A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application.
  • :
  • Synonyms

    * (medium used in writing) bookfell

    Derived terms

    * abrasive paper * art paper * banana paper * blotting paper * bog paper * brown paper * butcher paper * carbon paper * chattel paper * cigarette paper * commercial paper * construction paper * * emery paper * filter paper * funny paper * graph paper * green paper * hang paper * linen paper * liquid paper * litmus paper * paper aeroplane/paper airplane * paper ballot * paper candidate * paper chase * paper chromatography * paper clip * paper currency * paper cut * paper cutter * paper fight * paper flower * paper hat * paper mill * paper money * paper nautilus * paper round * paper snowflake * paper tape * paper tiger * paper trail * paperbark * paperboard * paperknife * piece of paper * plain paper * position paper * put pen to paper * quadrille paper * rice paper * scientific paper * sheet of paper * scratch paper * soda paper * term paper * test paper * tissue paper * toilet paper * touch-paper * tracing paper * treacle paper * way out of a paper bag * white paper * wrapping paper * writing paper


  • Made of paper.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At twilight in the summeron the floor.
  • Insubstantial.
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  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To apply paper to.
  • to paper the hallway walls
  • To document; to memorialize.
  • After they reached an agreement, their staffs papered it up.
  • To fill a theatre or other paid event with complimentary seats.
  • As the event has not sold well, we'll need to paper the house.


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