sup

1
[ suhp ]
/ sʌp /

verb (used without object), supped, sup·ping.

to eat the evening meal; have supper.

verb (used with object), supped, sup·ping.

to provide with or entertain at supper.

Nearby words

  1. sunyata,
  2. suo jure,
  3. suo loco,
  4. suomi,
  5. suovetaurilia,
  6. sup-,
  7. sup.,
  8. sup. ct.,
  9. supe,
  10. super

Origin of sup

1
1250–1300; Middle English s(o)upen < Old French souper to take supper < Germanic; compare Old English sūpan to swallow, taste, sip. See sup2

sup

2
[ suhp ]
/ sʌp /

verb (used with object), supped, sup·ping.

to take (liquid food, or any liquid) into the mouth in small quantities, as from a spoon or cup; sip.

verb (used without object), supped, sup·ping.

to take liquid into the mouth in small quantities, as by spoonfuls or sips.

noun

a mouthful or small portion of drink or liquid food; sip.

Origin of sup

2
before 900; Middle English suppen, variant of supen, Old English sūpan; cognate with German saufen to drink. Cf. sip, sop, soup, sup1

sup

3
[ soop ]
/ sup /

noun Mathematics.

sup

4

or 'sup

[ suhp ]
/ sʌp /

interjection Slang.

Origin of sup

4
by shortening

sup.

sup-

variant of sub- before p: suppose.
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British Dictionary definitions for sup

sup

1
/ (sʌp) /

verb sups, supping or supped

(intr) archaic to have supper
(tr) obsolete to provide with supper

Word Origin for sup

C13: from Old French soper; see sup ²

verb sups, supping or supped

to partake of (liquid) by swallowing a little at a time
Scot and Northern English dialect to drink

noun

a sip

Word Origin for sup

Old English sūpan; related to Old High German sūfan, German saufen; see also sup 1

sup.

abbreviation for

above
superior
grammar superlative

Word Origin for sup.

from Latin supra

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