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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a diet soda
a diet soda
baking soda
bicarbonate of soda
club soda
ice-cream soda
soda fountain
soda pop
soda siphon
soda water
washing soda
▪ Then the wind got up, and coated everything with an invasive layer of caustic soda.
▪ It was rather like having a heated dagger thrust into the eyeball and twisted, then caustic soda rubbed in the wound.
▪ Anhydrous caustic soda, hydrogen gas and phosgene, all well established product areas, are being developed to produce maximum returns.
▪ Store in polythene bottles as 5 M caustic soda etches glass.
▪ In its concentrated form it is hazardous to handle especially as many commercial formulations are stabilised with caustic soda.
▪ He claimed Bourne, 26, threw caustic soda liquid into her face causing temporary blindness and serious burns.
▪ Many of these are based on caustic soda and require care in use and protective clothing, gloves and goggles.
▪ In 1890 Castner devised a new process for its manufacture, based on the electrolytic decomposition of caustic soda.
▪ The Commission imposed fines on three chemicals companies on Dec. 19, 1990, for operating an illegal cartel in soda ash.
▪ In 1873 they formed a partnership, born of mutual respect and trust, to manufacture soda ash near Northwich in Cheshire.
▪ Katherine found a small restaurant with a soda fountain.
▪ His question brought to mind my thought that time at the soda fountain with his father.
▪ The crew will get up to 90 servings from a dispenser set up like a soda fountain at a convenience store.
▪ They spoke across the dinner table; they went together to the movies and soda fountains.
▪ People were lined up at the cash registers and soda fountain.
▪ He is drinking soda pop out of a can the same shrill dayglo orange colour as emergency road markings.
▪ The Council of the society rewarded him with the much coveted Copley medal for his work on airs and soda water.
▪ Wash the interior with baking soda water or mild detergent.
▪ All three were drinking whisky, barely moistened with soda water, with a rapidity that had ceased to startle their friends.
▪ He topped up his drink with soda water and carried it with him into the bedroom.
▪ Some people leave an unopened box of baking soda in the back of the refrigerator to prevent the problem.
▪ Add baking soda and stir quickly until mixture foams.
▪ Explanation Both baking powder and baking soda are used in baking cakes and some breads.
▪ Wash the inside walls of the refrigerator with a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda to 1 quart water.
▪ The baking soda did not produce bubbles when water was added.
▪ Wash the interior with baking soda water or mild detergent.
▪ Sift the baking soda and flour together.
▪ He is drinking soda pop out of a can the same shrill dayglo orange colour as emergency road markings.
▪ Caen drank Campari with soda while waiting for Mayor Willie Brown, who was late as always.
▪ Here it is drunk with soda before dinner and straight after.
▪ Ferric was drinking scotch and soda, same as Carmine.
▪ Nearly everyone, however, even on casual Friday, is drinking soda or tea during the lunch hour.
▪ Candid photos showed her sitting on a rock with several friends in the mountains near Boulder and drinking from a soda bottle.
▪ Beat in the coffee and when the mixture is creamy and light, add the bicarbonate of soda and the chopped walnuts.
▪ But given heavy doses of baking soda he began to recover, and was perfectly normal three days later.
▪ Caen drank Campari with soda while waiting for Mayor Willie Brown, who was late as always.
▪ Each had its own little store for beer and sodas and such things.
▪ Or realising that it really was Robert Duval sipping a soda at the counter.
▪ The counterman packs the sandwich and soda in a paper bag.
▪ There he could get a good whisky and soda and reflect on his unfortunate position.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.


Sodium \So"di*um\, n. [NL., fr.E. soda.] (Chem.) A common metallic element of the alkali group, in nature always occuring combined, as in common salt, in albite, etc. It is isolated as a soft, waxy, white, unstable metal, so highly reactive that it combines violently with water, and to be preserved must be kept under petroleum or some similar liquid. Sodium is used combined in many salts, in the free state as a reducer, and as a means of obtaining other metals (as magnesium and aluminium) is an important commercial product. Symbol Na ( Natrium). Atomic weight 22.990. Specific gravity 0.97.

Sodium amalgam, an alloy of sodium and mercury, usually produced as a gray metallic crystalline substance, which is used as a reducing agent, and otherwise.

Sodium carbonate, a white crystalline substance, Na2CO3.10H2O, having a cooling alkaline taste, found in the ashes of many plants, and produced artifically in large quantities from common salt. It is used in making soap, glass, paper, etc., and as alkaline agent in many chemical industries. Called also sal soda, washing soda, or soda. Cf. Sodium bicarbonate, and Trona.

Sodium chloride, common, or table, salt, NaCl.

Sodium hydroxide, a white opaque brittle solid, NaOH, having a fibrous structure, produced by the action of quicklime, or of calcium hydrate (milk of lime), on sodium carbonate. It is a strong alkali, and is used in the manufacture of soap, in making wood pulp for paper, etc. Called also sodium hydrate, and caustic soda. By extension, a solution of sodium hydroxide.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "sodium carbonate," an alkaline substance extracted from certain ashes (now made artificially), from Italian sida (or Medieval Latin soda) "a kind of saltwort," from which soda was obtained, of uncertain origin. Perhaps it is from a Catalan sosa, attested from late 13c., of uncertain origin. Proposed Arabic sources in a name of a variety of saltwort have not been attested and that theory is no longer considered valid. Another theory, considered far-fetched in some quarters, traces it to Medieval Latin sodanum "a headache remedy," ultimately from Arabic suda "splitting headache."\n

\nSoda is found naturally in alkaline lakes, in deposits where such lakes have dried, and from ash produced by burning various seaside plants. A major trading commodity in the medieval Mediterranean, since commercial manufacture of it began in France in late 18c., these other sources have been abandoned. Washing soda (sodium carbonate) is commonly distinguished from baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). A soda-cracker (1863) has baking soda as an ingredient. \n

\nThe meaning "carbonated water" is first recorded 1834, a shortening of soda water (1802) "water into which carbonic acid has been forced under pressure." "It rarely contains soda in any form; but the name originally applied when sodium carbonate was contained in it has been retained" [Century Dictionary, 1902]. Since 19c. typically flavored and sweetened with syrups. First record of soda pop is from 1863, and the most frequent modern use of the word is as a shortening of this or other terms for "flavored, sweetened soda water." Compare pop (n.1). Soda fountain is from 1824; soda jerk first attested 1915 (soda-jerker is from 1883). Colloquial pronunciation "sody" is represented in print from 1900 (U.S. Midwestern).


n. 1 (context uncountable English) sodium bicarbonate. 2 (context uncountable English) Sodium in chemical combination. 3 (context uncountable English) carbonated water (originally made with sodium bicarbonate).

  1. n. a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper [syn: sodium carbonate, washing soda, sal soda, soda ash]

  2. a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in New England they call sodas tonics" [syn: pop, soda pop, soda water, tonic]


Soda or SODA may refer to:

Soda (comics)

Soda is a Franco-Belgian comics series by Tome (writing) and Bruno Gazzotti (art). The first two albums and the first eleven pages of the third were drawn by Luc Warnant. It first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou on 29 April 1986.

Soda is the nickname of the main character of the series, NYPD LieutenantDavid Elliot Hanneth Solomon, who masquerades as a priest for the benefit of his mother's health. In the Finnish version his real name was changed to Patrick Timothy O'Ralley.

Soda (TV series)

Soda is a French television series produced by CALT. The series follows Adam, an 18-year-old high school student as he struggles with amusing yet realistic everyday issues. His group of friends are always there to help him through it all.

Usage examples of "soda".

The precipitate is filtered quickly through a large filter, and washed with hot water containing a little acetate of soda.

Whether this acidity should be reported in terms of the lime or of the soda required to neutralise it will depend on which of these reagents is to be used in the actual practice.

It is prepared when wanted in solution, by adding a gram or so of bicarbonate of soda and then as much acid as will decompose the bicarbonate mentioned.

This was accomplished with a design a lot like those bendable plastic soda straws, a bellows arrangement.

Byron said, walking into a well-furnished living room where an ice buket, a bottlt of Scotch, and soda bottles stood on a table.

The canapes she keeps waving under all the old noses are soda crackers pooped on with meat by-products.

The filtrate, cooled and rendered alkaline with soda, is ready for the titration.

But there was no sliced bread in Cush, only brown bread and soda bread that her grandmother made, and loaves of white bread with a hard crust which they bought in Blackwater.

If, however, soda biscuits are made thin and baked thoroughly so as to make them at least half or two-thirds crust, they are perfectly digestible and wholesome, and furnish a valuable and appetizing variety for our breakfast and supper tables.

In the sudden quiet that followed she heard a gurgle like a straw in the bottom of a soda glass and Dubby folded into himself like an empty laundry bag.

For him, cars effervescing like soda water had all the fascination of cracks in the pavement.

Making freebase with baking soda was so easy that even a child could do it.

Similarly, if to a silicate of lime we add oxide of iron, or soda, or even alumina, a fusible double silicate will be formed.

So, too, soda, which is a very strong base, may act prejudicially if it be in sufficient excess to set free notable quantities of lime and magnesia, which but for that excess would exist in combination as complex fusible silicates.

The sun had risen high enough to illuminate the crates of lime and orange and grape and strawberry soda stacked beside the jukebox, causing the bottles to glow with gemmy brilliance.