What does SOP mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sop, sops(noun)

    piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid

  2. sop(noun)

    a concession given to mollify or placate

    "the offer was a sop to my feelings"

  3. standing operating procedure, standard operating procedure, SOP, standard procedure(verb)

    a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely

    "rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"

  4. sop(verb)

    give a conciliatory gift or bribe to

  5. sop, soak through(verb)

    be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid

  6. sop(verb)

    dip into liquid

    "sop bread into the sauce"

  7. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse(verb)

    cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

    "souse water on his hot face"


  1. sop(Noun)

    Something entirely soaked.

  2. sop(Noun)

    A piece of solid food to be soaked in liquid food.

  3. sop(Noun)

    Something given or done to pacify or bribe.

  4. sop(Noun)

    A weak, easily frightened or ineffectual person; a milksop

  5. sop(Noun)


  6. sop(Verb)

    To steep or dip in any liquid.

  7. Origin: soppe, from sopp 'sopped bread', from *sauppa (compare Dutch sop, Old High German sopfa), deverbative of *sūpanan 'to sup'. More at sup; compare soup.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sop(verb)

    anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten

  2. Sop(verb)

    anything given to pacify; -- so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology

  3. Sop(verb)

    a thing of little or no value

  4. Sop(verb)

    to steep or dip in any liquid

  5. Origin: [OE. sop, soppe; akin to AS. span to sup, to sip, to drink, D. sop sop, G. suppe soup, Icel. soppa sop. See Sup, v. t., and cf. Soup.]


  1. Sop

    A sop is a piece of bread or toast that is soaked in liquid food and then eaten. In medieval cuisine, sops were very common. Sops were served with wine, soup or broth, and then picked apart into smaller pieces to soak in the liquid. At elaborate feasts, bread was often pre-cut into finger-sized pieces rather than broken off by the diners themselves. French onion soup, originating in its current form in the 18th century, can be considered a modern-day sop. The word "soup" is a cognate of "sop", both stemming ultimately from the same Germanic source. The word is mentioned prominently in the Bible, King James Version:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sop

    sop, n. anything dipped or soaked, esp. in soup, to be eaten: anything given to satisfy or quieten.—v.t. to steep in liquor: to take up by absorption (with up).—v.i. to soak in, percolate: to be soaked:—pr.p. sop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. sopped.—n. Sop-, Sops-, in-wine (Spens.), a flower resembling a carnation. [A.S. sop (in sópcuppa, a dish), from súpan, to sip; Ice. soppa, soup.]

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  1. SOP

    What does SOP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SOP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for SOP »

  1. ops , OPS, pos, POS, PSO

  2. ops , OPS

  3. PSO

  4. pos, POS


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Societe Generale analyst Andrew Holland:

    It's a way of providing a sop to South African shareholders.

  2. Paul Burnside:

    Demand has proved to be very sticky and consumers have accepted that SOP prices aren't going to fall.

  3. Coming to America:

    Reverend Brown Girl, you look so good, someone ought to put you on a plate and sop you up with a biscuit.

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