What does ketchup mean?

Definitions for ketchup
ˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ-ketchup

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catsup, ketchup, cetchup, tomato ketchupnoun

    thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes

Wiktionary

  1. ketchupnoun

    A tomato-vinegar based sauce.

  2. ketchupnoun

    Such a sauce more generally (not necessarily based on tomatoes), or a specific brand or kind of such sauce – see usage notes below.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ketchupnoun

    a sauce. See Catchup

    Etymology: [Probably of East Indian origin, because it was originally a kind of East Indian pickles. Cf. also Malay kchap fish sauce. MW10.]

Freebase

  1. Ketchup

    Ketchup is a sweet and tangy sauce, typically made from tomatoes, vinegar, a sweetener, and assorted seasonings and spices. The sweetener is most commonly sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Seasonings vary by recipe, but commonly include onions, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, garlic, and celery. Ketchup is often used as a condiment with various dishes, usually served hot, including french fries, hamburgers, sandwiches, hotdogs and grilled or fried meat. Ketchup is sometimes used as a basis or ingredient for other sauces and dressings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ketchup

    kech′up, n. a sauce for flavouring soups, meats, &c., flavoured with mushrooms, tomatoes, &c.—Also Catch′up, Cat′sup. [East Ind. kitjap.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ketchup

    A type of sauce and product.

    Some people love to use ketchup on a wide variety of food and put it into other recipes.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ketchup in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ketchup in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Andrew Gounardes:

    We're nottrying to destroy the industry. All we're saying is you have a responsibility to properly compensate us for the use of the data that we are giving you, that you're mining off of us, that we have seen no return on, in some ways the ketchup is out of the bottle, and we’re not trying to put it all back yet, but we do think there should be fair, appropriate and equitable way to manage this data, use this data and compensate us for it fairly and properly.

  2. Damon Gameau:

    The film is all about the hidden sugars. One tablespoon of barbeque sauce has 2 teaspoons of sugar in it. Things like ketchup have a teaspoon of sugar in 1 tablespoon. Low-fat mayonnaises, pasta sauces are [all] full of sugar, and they’re things that people would never consider.

  3. Dagmar Konnopke:

    Of course the seasonings in (the former Communist) east .. those flavors aren't available anymore. Today we have to buy other seasonings, but the basic ingredients we use to refine the taste of our ketchup have stayed the same for decades.

  4. Ricardo Garcia:

    The flavors here are quite salty. And of course we miss chili, we brought hot sauce with us from Mexico but we forgot it in our last hostel and now were suffering a little. We found some ketchup with chili in a supermarket and that helps a little, but it's not the same.

  5. Karlee Daubeney:

    At first I was in a state of panic and I was looking for anything that could have opened the door, i was trying to write ‘ help ’ on pieces of cardboard to slide under the door. I think it was with ketchup or mayonnaise.

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