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English Dictionary: Sop by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Sop
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid [syn: sop, sops]
  2. a concession given to mollify or placate; "the offer was a sop to my feelings"
  3. a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely; "rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"
    Synonym(s): standing operating procedure, standard operating procedure, SOP, standard procedure
  1. give a conciliatory gift or bribe to
  2. be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid
    Synonym(s): sop, soak through
  3. dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
  4. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
    Synonym(s): drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
                     He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have
                     dipped it.                                          --John xiii.
                     Sops in wine, quantity, inebriate more than wine
                     itself.                                             --Bacon.
                     The bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher
                     than the shores, And make a sop of all this solid
                     globe.                                                --Shak.
      2. Anything given to pacify; -- so called from the sop given
            to Cerberus, as related in mythology.
                     All nature is cured with a sop.         --L'Estrange.
      3. A thing of little or no value. [Obs.] --P. Plowman.
      {Sops in wine} (Bot.), an old name of the clove pink,
            alluding to its having been used to flavor wine.
                     Garlands of roses and sops in wine.   --Spenser.
      {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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sop \Sop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sopped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To steep or dip in any liquid.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      a morsel of bread (John 13:26; comp. Ruth 2:14). Our Lord took a
      piece of unleavened bread, and dipping it into the broth of
      bitter herbs at the Paschal meal, gave it to Judas. (Comp. Ruth
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