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Definition of SOP

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Sop \Sop\, n. [OE. sop, soppe; akin to AS. s?pan to sup, to sip, to drink, D. sop sop, G. suppe soup, Icel. soppa sop. See {Sup}, v. t., and cf. {Soup}.]
     1. Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten. [1913 Webster]

              He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.                            --John xiii.
                                                    26. [1913 Webster]

              Sops in wine, quantity, inebriate more than wine itself.                               --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

              The bounded waters
              Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, And make a sop of all this solid globe. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Anything given to pacify; -- so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology. [1913 Webster]

              All nature is cured with a sop.       --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

     3. A thing of little or no value. [Obs.] --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]

     {Sops in wine} (Bot.), an old name of the clove pink, alluding to its having been used to flavor wine. [1913 Webster]

              Garlands of roses and sops in wine.   --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     {Sops of wine} (Bot.), an old European variety of apple, of a yellow and red color, shading to deep red; -- called also {sopsavine}, and {red shropsavine}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sop \Sop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sopping}.] To steep or dip in any liquid. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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94 Moby Thesaurus words for "sop":
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