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sup1

[suhp] /sʌp/
verb (used without object), supped, supping.
1.
to eat the evening meal; have supper.
verb (used with object), supped, supping.
2.
to provide with or entertain at supper.
Origin of sup1
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English s(o)upen < Old French souper to take supper < Germanic; compare Old English sūpan to swallow, taste, sip. See sup2

sup2

[suhp] /sʌp/
verb (used with object), supped, supping.
1.
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, supping.
2.
to take liquid into the mouth in small quantities, as by spoonfuls or sips.
noun
3.
a mouthful or small portion of drink or liquid food; sip.
Origin
before 900; Middle English suppen, variant of supen, Old English sūpan; cognate with German saufen to drink. Cf. sip, sop, soup, sup1

sup3

[soop] /sup/
noun, Mathematics.
1.

sup-

1.
variant of sub- before p:
suppose.

sup.

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  • About eight in the evening Liszt would take himself to the house of the Princess Wittgenstein and sup with her.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • They ramble up and down, and Eugene allows himself to sup of delight.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • suppose we sup at the expense of the present order of things?

    A Daughter of Eve Honore de Balzac
  • Let her sup with us, as she has worked all day in the great heat.

    The Basket of Flowers Christoph von Schmid
  • In the evening, we used to sup off lobsters at a restaurant on the beach.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • I have had no time for bite or sup for eight-and-forty hours.

    A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "For those that ride so far with me must sup with me," said he; a sentiment that was much approved.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • The friends who were to sup with him, arrived, and they all sat down to a sumptuous entertainment.

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British Dictionary definitions for sup

sup1

/sʌp/
verb sups, supping, supped
1.
(intransitive) (archaic) to have supper
2.
(transitive) (obsolete) to provide with supper
Word Origin
C13: from Old French soper; see sup²

sup2

/sʌp/
verb sups, supping, supped
1.
to partake of (liquid) by swallowing a little at a time
2.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) to drink
noun
3.
a sip
Word Origin
Old English sūpan; related to Old High German sūfan, German saufen; see also sup1

sup.

abbreviation
1.
above
2.
superior
3.
(grammar) superlative
Word Origin
from Latin supra
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Word Origin and History for sup
v.

"eat the evening meal," late 13c., from Old French super, which probably is from soupe "broth" (see soup), until recently still the traditional evening meal of French workers.

"sip," Old English supan (West Saxon), suppan, supian (Northumbrian) "to sip, swallow," from Proto-Germanic *supanan (cf. Old Norse supa "to sip, drink," Middle Low German supen, Dutch zuipen "to drink, tipple, booze," Old High German sufan, German saufen "to drink, booze"), from PIE *sub-, possibly an extended form of root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (cf. Sanskrit sunoti "presses out juice," soma; Avestan haoma, Persian hom "juice;" Greek huetos "rain," huein "to rain;" Latin sugere "to suck," succus "juice, sap;" Lithuanian sula "flowing sap;" Old Church Slavonic soku "sap," susati "suck;" Middle Irish suth "sap;" Old English seaw "sap").

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sup.

1.
superior
2.
superlative
3.
supine
4.
supplement
5.
supplementary
6.
supply
7.
Latin supra (above)
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