souse


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

souse 1

 (sous)
v. soused, sous·ing, sous·es
v.tr.
1. To plunge into a liquid.
2. To make soaking wet; drench.
3. To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
4. Slang To make intoxicated.
v.intr.
To become immersed or soaking wet.
n.
1. The act or process of sousing.
2.
a. Food steeped in pickle, especially pork trimmings.
b. The liquid used in pickling; brine.
3. Slang
a. A drunkard.
b. A period of heavy drinking; a binge.

[Middle English sousen, probably from Old French *souser, to pickle, from souz, sous, pickled meat, of Germanic origin; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

souse 2

 (sous)
v. soused, sous·ing, sous·es Archaic
v.tr.
To attack by swooping down on. Used of a bird of prey.
v.intr.
To swoop down, as an attacking hawk does.

[From Middle English souse, swooping motion, alteration of sours, source, a rising; see source.]

souse

(saʊs)
vb
1. to plunge (something, oneself, etc) into water or other liquid
2. to drench or be drenched
3. (tr) to pour or dash (liquid) over (a person or thing)
4. (Cookery) to steep or cook (food) in a marinade
5. (tr; usually passive) slang to make drunk
n
6. (Cookery) the liquid or brine used in pickling
7. the act or process of sousing
8. slang a habitual drunkard
[C14: from Old French sous, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German sulza brine]

souse

(saʊs) falconry
vb (intr)
(Falconry) (often foll by: on or upon) to swoop suddenly downwards (on a prey)
n
(Falconry) a sudden downward swoop
[C16: perhaps a variant of obsolete vb sense of source]

souse1

(saʊs)

v. soused, sous•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to plunge into water or other liquid; immerse.
2. to steep in pickling brine; pickle.
v.i.
3. to plunge into water or other liquid.
4. to be steeping or soaking in something.
n.
5. an act of sousing.
6. something kept or steeped in pickle, esp. the head, ears, and feet of a pig.
7. a liquid used as a pickle.
8. Slang. a drunkard.
[1350–1400; (n.) Middle English sows < Old French sous, souz pickled < Germanic (akin to salt1)]

souse2

(saʊs)

v. soused, sous•ing,
n. Archaic. v.i.
1. to swoop down.
v.t.
2. to swoop or pounce upon.
n. Falconry.
3. a rising while in flight.
4. a swooping or pouncing.
[1480–90; by-form of source in its earlier literal sense “rising”]

souse


Past participle: soused
Gerund: sousing

Imperative
souse
souse
Present
I souse
you souse
he/she/it souses
we souse
you souse
they souse
Preterite
I soused
you soused
he/she/it soused
we soused
you soused
they soused
Present Continuous
I am sousing
you are sousing
he/she/it is sousing
we are sousing
you are sousing
they are sousing
Present Perfect
I have soused
you have soused
he/she/it has soused
we have soused
you have soused
they have soused
Past Continuous
I was sousing
you were sousing
he/she/it was sousing
we were sousing
you were sousing
they were sousing
Past Perfect
I had soused
you had soused
he/she/it had soused
we had soused
you had soused
they had soused
Future
I will souse
you will souse
he/she/it will souse
we will souse
you will souse
they will souse
Future Perfect
I will have soused
you will have soused
he/she/it will have soused
we will have soused
you will have soused
they will have soused
Future Continuous
I will be sousing
you will be sousing
he/she/it will be sousing
we will be sousing
you will be sousing
they will be sousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sousing
you have been sousing
he/she/it has been sousing
we have been sousing
you have been sousing
they have been sousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sousing
you will have been sousing
he/she/it will have been sousing
we will have been sousing
you will have been sousing
they will have been sousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sousing
you had been sousing
he/she/it had been sousing
we had been sousing
you had been sousing
they had been sousing
Conditional
I would souse
you would souse
he/she/it would souse
we would souse
you would souse
they would souse
Past Conditional
I would have soused
you would have soused
he/she/it would have soused
we would have soused
you would have soused
they would have soused

souse

To pickle food in vinegar or salt water.

Souse

A meat mixture similar to Headcheese but not specifically using meat from a hog’s head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.souse - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habituallysouse - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino - a chronic drinker
2.souse - pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
3.souse - the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching"
wetting - the act of making something wet
Verb1.souse - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
brine - soak in brine
bedraggle, draggle - make wet and dirty, as from rain
bate - soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
ret - place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
sluice, flush - irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth"
2.souse - immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
sop - dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
immerse, plunge - thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"
douse, duck, dip - dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
dabble - dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
3.souse - become drunk or drink excessively
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
4.souse - cook in a marinade; "souse herring"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

souse

verb
1. To plunge briefly in or into a liquid:
2. To make thoroughly wet:
noun
Slang. A person who is habitually drunk:
Translations

souse

[saʊs]
A. VT
1. (Culin) (= pickle) → escabechar, adobar (LAm)
2. (= plunge) → zambullir; (= soak) → mojar
he soused himself with waterse empapó de agua
3. to be sousedestar mamado, estar tomado (LAm)
to get sousedcoger una trompa (Sp) , agarrarse una borrachera (LAm)
B. N (US) → borracho/a m/f

souse

vt
(= cover with water etc)nass machen; firelöschen; he soused himself with waterer übergoss sich mit Wasser
(= pickle) fisheinlegen, marinieren
to be soused (inf)sternhagelvoll sein (inf); to get soused (inf)sich volllaufen lassen (inf)

souse

[saʊs] vt (Culin) (pickle) → marinare; (plunge) → immergere; (soak) → ammollare
soused fish (Culin) → pesce m in carpione
to souse sth with water → inzuppare qc d'acqua
References in classic literature ?
No," said Arthur, "dip my cravat in and souse it on my head.
It's going to be a warm evening after all, and you know you'll get a souse started at the very least.
There wasn't a steward, even, grand and remote as she was, who, at her bidding, would have hesitated to souse the Old Man himself with a plate of soup.
SOUSE A Swallow hard B Pickling liquid C Female pig who am I?
But I hadn't come all the way to Barbados to eat British classics when there was so much else on offer, such as macaroni pie (the local staple), the finest fish cutter (Bajan sandwich) and Bajan pudding and souse.
Dock-to-dish Bajan-themed cuisine features house-made chicken sausage, pudding and souse, and flying fish; even organic herbs and vegetables come from the resort's own greenhouse.
This is not only about work-life balance, not only about being a loving souse, a dedicated parent and a devoted friend; it is about your priorities in life.
Founded in 1992, the Windward Souse Abuse Shelter, named Hale Ola by the community as "Hale Ola" means "House of Life" in Hawaiian, is a 24-hour 365-day emergency shelter for women and their children victimized by the trauma of domestic violence and homelessness.
Three helicopters have been commissioned to souse the flames with water.
Liverpool academy coach Alex Inglethorpe has revealed that part of his role is to try and identify the best local talent in order to maintain a Souse core at the club.
KABUL(PAN): Some of the political analysts said Wolesi Jirga, the lower house remained inefficient during last term but the new souse had a chance for improvement.