Definitions for: Sop

[n] a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely
[n] the procedure that would normally be followed
[n] a concession given to mollify or placate; "the offer was a sop to my feelings"
[n] piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
[v] cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
[v] become thoroughly soaked or saturated with liquid
[v] mop so as to leave a semi-dry surface, of floors
[v] dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
[v] be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid
[v] give a conciliatory gift or bribe to

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Sop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
To steep or dip in any liquid.

Synonyms: douse, dowse, drench, S.O.P., soak, soak through, sops, souse, standard operating procedure, standard operating procedure, standing operating procedure

See Also: bate, bedraggle, bit, bite, bribe, brine, buy, change, concession, corrupt, dip, douse, dunk, flush, mop, mop up, morsel, ooze through, operating procedure, plunge, practice, ret, sluice, souse, wet, wipe up

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