Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Soda \So"da\, n. [It., soda, in OIt., ashes used in making glass, fr. L. solida, fem. of solidus solid; solida having probably been a name of glasswort. See Solid.]
Sodium oxide or hydroxide.
Popularly, sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate is also called baking soda
same as sodium, used in terms such as bicarbonate of soda.
same as soda water.
a non-alcoholic beverage, sweetened by various means, containing flavoring and supersaturated with carbon dioxide, so as to be effervescent when the container is opened; -- in different localities it is variously called also soda pop, pop, mineral water, and minerals. It has many variants. The sweetening agent may be natural, such as cane sugar or corn syrup, or artificial, such as saccharin or aspartame. The flavoring varies widely, popular variants being fruit or cola flavoring.
Caustic soda, sodium hydroxide.
Cooking soda, sodium bicarbonate. [Colloq.]
Sal soda. See Sodium carbonate, under Sodium.
Soda alum (Min.), a mineral consisting of the hydrous sulphate of alumina and soda.
Soda ash, crude sodium carbonate; -- so called because formerly obtained from the ashes of sea plants and certain other plants, as saltwort ( Salsola). See under Sodium.
Soda fountain, an apparatus for drawing soda water, fitted with delivery tube, faucets, etc.
Soda lye, a lye consisting essentially of a solution of sodium hydroxide, used in soap making.
Soda niter. See Nitratine.
Soda salts, salts having sodium for the base; specifically, sodium sulphate or Glauber's salts.
Soda waste, the waste material, consisting chiefly of calcium hydroxide and sulphide, which accumulates as a useless residue or side product in the ordinary Leblanc process of soda manufacture; -- called also alkali waste.
Washing soda, sodium carbonate. [Colloq.]
Soda pop \So"da pop\, n. a popular non-alcoholic beverage, sweetened by various means, containing flavoring and supersaturated with carbon dioxide, so as to be effervescent when the container is opened; -- in different localities it is variously called also soda, pop, mineral water, and minerals. It has many variants. The sweetening agent may be natural, such as cane sugar or corn syrup, or artificial, such as saccharin or aspartame. The flavoring varies widely, popular variants being fruit juices, fruit sirups, cream, or cola flavoring; the soda pop is usually served chilled.
Note: Several large corporations started primarily as bottlers of soda pop, such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and Dr. Pepper.
n. Water, containing dissolved minerals, which has been treated in any of several ways (filtering, aerating etc) before being bottled; used either therapeutically or out of preference.
n. water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gasses; often effervescent; often used therapeutically
Traditionally, mineral waters were used or consumed at their spring sources, often referred to as "taking the waters" or "taking the cure," at places such as spas, baths, or wells. The term spa was used for a place where the water was consumed and bathed in; bath where the water was used primarily for bathing, therapeutics, or recreation; and well where the water was to be consumed.
In modern times, it is far more common for mineral water to be bottled at the source for distributed consumption. Travelling to the mineral water site for direct access to the water is now uncommon, and in many cases not possible (because of exclusive commercial ownership rights). There are more than 3,000 brands of mineral water commercially available worldwide.
Usage examples of "mineral water".
It cannot be called a mineral water, as an analysis shows that it contains only a trace of any kind of mineral matter.
Then he went on to another compartment and came back and got a bottle of mineral water for someone.
Schultz, USN, arrived at the Guest House in the back of a truck, wearing civilian work clothes and carrying a case of mineral water, he looked more than a little dubious about the whole operation.
I dispatched some hunters to kill some of them, and a man also for a cask of mineral water.
She took a sip of mineral water from her glass, and pretended to study one of the paintings lined up along the back of the marquee, a hummingbird in flight, wings blurred as if in motion.
Mei took a drink of mineral water, pretended she was full, and went back to talking.
He was sipping at a tall plass of Alive, a Theb-anian mineral water supposedly drawn straight from a long-deceased volcano, with a twist of errus and a bit of lemon.
You'd pass his neat little house sometimes at dusk and he would be on the porch smoking a pipe with a glass of mineral water on the porch rail and the sunset would be in his eyes and pipe smoke around his head and you'd thinkI did, anywayHomer is waiting for the next thing.
I walked back to the car, retrieved a bottle of mineral water from the cooler, and took it back.
She sipped her sparkling mineral water and relaxed in the deep cushions of the high-backed swivel chair.
She moved into the parlor to pour him a glass of the sparkling mineral water that Templeton bottled.
At ten-thirty Ardenti called the old alcoholic and asked him to bring up a bottle of whiskey, mineral water, and three glasses.