Souse

9 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sous \Sous\, Souse \Souse\ (F. s[=oo]; colloq. Eng. sous), noun A corrupt form of Sou. [Obs.] --Colman, the Elder.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Souse \Souse\, noun [OF. sausse. See {Sauce}.] [Written also {souce}, {sowce}, and {sowse}.]

1. Pickle made with salt.

2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine.

And he that can rear up a pig in his house, Hath cheaper his bacon, and sweeter his souse. --Tusser.

3. The ear; especially, a hog's ear. [Prov. Eng.]

4. The act of sousing; a plunging into water.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Souse \Souse\, verb (used with an object) To pounce upon. [R.]

[The gallant monarch] like eagle o'er his serie towers, To souse annoyance that comes near his nest. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Souse \Souse\, noun The act of sousing, or swooping.

As a falcon fair That once hath failed or her souse full near. --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Souse \Souse\, noun A drunkard. [slang] [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Souse \Souse\, adverb With a sudden swoop; violently. --Young.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Souse \Souse\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Soused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sousing}.] [Cf. F. saucer to wet with sauce. See {Souse} pickle.]

1. To steep in pickle; to pickle. "A soused gurnet." --Shak.

2. To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid.

They soused me over head and ears in water. --Addison.

3. To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly.

Although I be well soused in this shower. --Gascoigne.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Souse \Souse\, verb (used without an object) [Probably fr. OF. sors, p. p. of sordre to rise, and first used of an upward swood, then of a swoop in general, but also confused with {Souse}, verb (used with an object) See {Source}.] To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to rush with speed; to make a sudden attack.

For then I viewed his plunge and souse Into the foamy main. --Marston.

Jove's bird will souse upon the timorous hare. --J. Dryden. Jr.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

souse

noun

1: a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually [syn: {alcoholic}, {alky}, {dipsomaniac}, {boozer}, {lush}, {soaker}, {souse}]

2: pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled

3: the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching" [syn: {drenching}, {soaking}, {souse}, {sousing}]

verb

1: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face" [syn: {drench}, {douse}, {dowse}, {soak}, {sop}, {souse}]

2: 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" [syn: {dunk}, {dip}, {souse}, {plunge}, {douse}]

3: become drunk or drink excessively [syn: {souse}, {soak}, {inebriate}, {hit it up}]

4: cook in a marinade; "souse herring"

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