Soda definition

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A refreshment made from carbonated water, ice cream, and usually a flavoring.
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(games) The card turned face up at the beginning of faro.
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Any of various forms of sodium carbonate.
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Chemically combined sodium.
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In faro, the card turned up in the dealing box before play starts.
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Sodium oxide, Na2O.
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A flavored, carbonated soft drink, esp. as sold in bottles or cans.
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A confection of soda water flavored with syrup, fruit, etc. and served with ice cream in it.
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(uncountable) Sodium bicarbonate.
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(uncountable) Sodium in chemical combination.
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(uncountable) Carbonated water (originally made with sodium bicarbonate).
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(chiefly US, uncountable) Any carbonated (usually sweet) soft drink.
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(chiefly US, countable) A glass, bottle or can of this drink.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
soda
Plural:
sodas

Origin of soda

  • Middle English sode, soda saltwort, soda from Old Italian soda perhaps from Arabic suwayd soda, soda-plant or suwayda type of saltwort šwd in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian soda, from Arabic [Arabic?] suwwad (saltwort).

    From Wiktionary