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soda

[soh-duh] /ˈsoʊ də/
noun
3.
sodium carbonate (def 2).
4.
sodium, as in carbonate of soda.
6.
a drink made with soda water, flavoring, such as fruit or other syrups, and often ice cream, milk, etc.
7.
8.
(in faro) the card turned up in the dealing box before one begins to play.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; (< Italian) < Medieval Latin < Arabic suwwādah kind of plant; compare Middle French soulde, soude
Related forms
sodaless, adjective
Regional variation note
7. See soda pop.
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British Dictionary definitions for sodas

soda

/ˈsəʊdə/
noun
1.
any of a number of simple inorganic compounds of sodium, such as sodium carbonate (washing soda), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
2.
3.
(US & Canadian) a fizzy drink
4.
the top card of the pack in faro
5.
(Austral, slang) a soda, something easily done; a pushover
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin, from sodanum barilla, a plant that was burned to obtain a type of sodium carbonate, perhaps of Arabic origin
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Word Origin and History for sodas
soda
1471, "alkaline substance," from It. sida (or M.L. soda) "a kind of saltwort," from which soda is obtained, probably from Arabic suwwad, the name of a variety of saltwort exported from North Africa to Sicily in the Middle Ages, related to sawad "black," the color of the plant. The meaning "carbonated water" is first recorded 1834, a shortening of soda water (1802). Soda fountain is from 1824; soda jerk first attested 1883. First record of soda pop is from 1873.
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sodas in Medicine

soda so·da (sō'də)
n.

  1. Any of various forms of sodium carbonate.

  2. Chemically combined sodium.

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sodas in Technology


[D.L. Parnas & J.A. Darringer. Proc FJCC 31:449-474, AFIPS (Fall 1967)].
(1994-11-04)

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