soup kitchen

soup kitchen
noun Date: 1831 an establishment dispensing minimum dietary essentials (as soup and bread) to the needy

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  • Soup kitchen — Soup Soup, n. [F. soupe, OF. sope, supe, soupe, perhaps originally, a piece of bread; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. D. sop sop, G. suppe soup. See {Sop} something dipped in a liquid, and cf. {Supper}.] A liquid food of many kinds, usually made …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soup kitchen — soup kitchens also soup kitchen N COUNT A soup kitchen is a place where homeless people or very poor people are provided with free food. ...a soup kitchen in Warsaw that s run by the Church …   English dictionary

  • soup kitchen — n. a place where hot soup or the like is given to people in dire need …   English World dictionary

  • soup kitchen — soup .kitchen n a place where people with no money and no homes can get free food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soup kitchen — soup ,kitchen noun count a place where poor people can go to get a free hot meal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soup kitchen — ► NOUN ▪ a place where free food is served to the homeless or destitute …   English terms dictionary

  • Soup kitchen — A soup kitchen or a bread line is a place where food is offered to the poor and homeless for free or at a reasonably low price. Frequently located in lower income neighborhoods, they are often staffed by volunteer organizations, such as church… …   Wikipedia

  • soup kitchen — noun a place where food is dispensed to the needy • Hypernyms: ↑charity * * * noun, pl ⋯ chens [count] : a place that gives food (such as soup and bread) to poor people * * * ˈsoup kitchen [soup kitchen soup kitchens] …   Useful english dictionary

  • soup kitchen — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms soup kitchen : singular soup kitchen plural soup kitchens a place where poor people can go to get a free hot meal …   English dictionary

  • soup-kitchen — see soup kitchen …   English dictionary

  • soup kitchen — soup′ kitch en n. a place where food, usu. soup, is served at little or no charge to the needy • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

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