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foam

 (fōm)
n.
1. A colloidal dispersion of a gas in a liquid or solid medium, such as shaving cream, foam rubber, or a substance used to fight fires. A foam may be produced, especially on the surface of a liquid, by agitation or by a chemical reaction, such as fermentation.
2. Any of various light, porous, semirigid or spongy materials, usually the solidified form of a liquid full of gas bubbles, used as a building material or for thermal insulation or shock absorption, as in packaging.
3.
a. Frothy saliva produced especially as a result of physical exertion or a pathological condition.
b. The frothy sweat of a horse or other equine animal.
4. The sea.
v. foamed, foam·ing, foams
v.intr.
1. To produce or issue as foam; froth.
2.
a. To produce foam from the mouth, as from exertion or a pathological condition.
b. To be extremely angry; rage: was foaming over the disastrous budget cuts.
3. To teem; seethe: a playground foaming with third graders.
v.tr.
1. To cause to produce foam.
2. To cause to become foam.

[Middle English fom, from Old English fām.]

foam

(fəʊm)
n
1. (Chemistry) a mass of small bubbles of gas formed on the surface of a liquid, such as the froth produced by agitating a solution of soap or detergent in water
2. (Pathology) frothy saliva sometimes formed in and expelled from the mouth, as in rabies
3. (Zoology) the frothy sweat of a horse or similar animal
4. (Elements & Compounds)
a. any of a number of light cellular solids made by creating bubbles of gas in the liquid material and solidifying it: used as insulators and in packaging
b. (as modifier): foam rubber; foam plastic.
5. (Chemistry) a colloid consisting of a gas suspended in a liquid
6. (Chemistry) a mixture of chemicals sprayed from a fire extinguisher onto a burning substance to create a stable layer of bubbles which smothers the flames
7. a poetic word for the sea
vb
8. (Chemistry) to produce or cause to produce foam; froth
9. (intr) to be very angry (esp in the phrase foam at the mouth)
[Old English fām; related to Old High German feim, Latin spūma, Sanskrit phena]
ˈfoamless adj
ˈfoamˌlike adj

foam

(foʊm)

n.
1. a collection of minute bubbles formed on the surface of a liquid by agitation, fermentation, etc.
2. frothy perspiration on the skin, as of a horse.
3. froth formed from saliva in the mouth, as in rabies.
4. a thick, frothy substance, as shaving cream.
5. a substance that smothers flames on a burning liquid by forming a layer of minute, stable, heat-resistant bubbles on the liquid's surface.
6. a lightweight material in which gas bubbles are dispersed in a solid, as foam rubber.
7. Literary. the sea.
v.i.
8. to form or gather foam; emit foam; froth.
v.t.
9. to cause to foam.
10. to insulate or cover with foam.
11. to make (plastic, metal, etc.) into a foam.
[before 900; Middle English fom, Old English fām; c. Old High German feim]
foam′a•ble, adj.

foam

(fōm)
1. A mass of small, frothy bubbles formed in or on the surface of a liquid, as from fermentation or shaking.
2. A colloid in which particles of a gas are dispersed throughout a liquid. Compare aerosol, emulsion.

foam


Past participle: foamed
Gerund: foaming

Imperative
foam
foam
Present
I foam
you foam
he/she/it foams
we foam
you foam
they foam
Preterite
I foamed
you foamed
he/she/it foamed
we foamed
you foamed
they foamed
Present Continuous
I am foaming
you are foaming
he/she/it is foaming
we are foaming
you are foaming
they are foaming
Present Perfect
I have foamed
you have foamed
he/she/it has foamed
we have foamed
you have foamed
they have foamed
Past Continuous
I was foaming
you were foaming
he/she/it was foaming
we were foaming
you were foaming
they were foaming
Past Perfect
I had foamed
you had foamed
he/she/it had foamed
we had foamed
you had foamed
they had foamed
Future
I will foam
you will foam
he/she/it will foam
we will foam
you will foam
they will foam
Future Perfect
I will have foamed
you will have foamed
he/she/it will have foamed
we will have foamed
you will have foamed
they will have foamed
Future Continuous
I will be foaming
you will be foaming
he/she/it will be foaming
we will be foaming
you will be foaming
they will be foaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foaming
you have been foaming
he/she/it has been foaming
we have been foaming
you have been foaming
they have been foaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foaming
you will have been foaming
he/she/it will have been foaming
we will have been foaming
you will have been foaming
they will have been foaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foaming
you had been foaming
he/she/it had been foaming
we had been foaming
you had been foaming
they had been foaming
Conditional
I would foam
you would foam
he/she/it would foam
we would foam
you would foam
they would foam
Past Conditional
I would have foamed
you would have foamed
he/she/it would have foamed
we would have foamed
you would have foamed
they would have foamed

foam

A dispersion of gas in a liquid or solid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foam - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquidfoam - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam"
shaving foam - toiletry consisting of a liquid preparation containing many small bubbles that soften the beard before shaving
bubble - a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
head - the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; "the beer had a large head of foam"
lather - the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
lather, soapsuds, suds - the froth produced by soaps or detergents
spume - foam or froth on the sea
white water, whitewater - frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls
2.foam - a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
Styrofoam - a light resilient foam of polystyrene
foam rubber - spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery
Verb1.foam - become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"
lather - form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"
bubble - form, produce, or emit bubbles; "The soup was bubbling"
seethe - foam as if boiling; "a seething liquid"

foam

noun
1. froth, spray, bubbles, lather, suds, spume, head The water curved round the rock in bursts of foam.
verb
1. bubble, boil, fizz, froth, lather, effervesce We watched the water foam and bubble.
foam at the mouth or be foaming at the mouth be angry, rage, fume, be furious, seethe, be in a state (informal), see red (informal), be incensed, go berserk, be livid, go ballistic (slang, chiefly U.S.), be incandescent, get hot under the collar (informal), breathe fire and slaughter He was foaming at the mouth about the incident.

foam

noun
A mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid:
verb
1. To form or cause to form foam:
2. To be or become angry:
Informal: steam.
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
Translations
رَغْوَه، زَبَديُرغي ، يُزْبِد
pěnapěnit
skumskumme
ŝaŭmo
vaht
vaahtovaahtomuovi
pjena
hab
busa
freyîafroîa
putaputgumė
putasputot
pena
pena
skum
köpükköpürmek

foam

[fəʊm]
A. N (gen) → espuma f
B. VI [sea] → hacer espuma
to foam at the mouthechar espumarajos (fig) → subirse por las paredes
C. CPD foam bath Nbaño m de espuma
foam extinguisher Nlanzaespumas m inv, extintor m de espuma
foam rubber Ngomaespuma f

foam

[ˈfəʊm]
n
(on sea)écume f
(on beer)mousse f
(also plastic foam) → mousse f de plastique
modif [mattress, padding] → en mousse
vi [sea] → écumer
[soapy water] → mousser
[person] to be foaming at the mouth (= raging) → écumer de ragefoam bath nbain m moussantfoam rubber ncaoutchouc m mousse®

foam

nSchaum m; (of sea also)Gischt f
vischäumen; to foam at the mouth (lit)Schaum vorm Mund or (animal) → Maul haben; (fig, person) → schäumen

foam

:
foam machine
nSchaumkanone for -maschine f
foam rubber
nSchaumgummi m
foam sprayer
nSchaumlöscher m

foam

[fəʊm]
1. n (gen) → schiuma
2. vi (sea) → spumeggiare
to foam at the mouth → avere la schiuma alla bocca

foam

(foum) noun
a mass of small bubbles on the surface of liquids etc.
verb
to produce foam. the beer foamed in the glass.
foam rubber
a form of rubber with a sponge-like appearance, used for stuffing chairs etc.

foam

n. espuma.

foam

n espuma
References in classic literature ?
Queen of my tub, I merrily sing, While the white foam rises high, And sturdily wash and rinse and wring, And fasten the clothes to dry.
The howling of the wind grew louder, flecks of foam began to separate themselves from the crests of the waves, and the vessel pitched, rolled and tossed more violently.
Venus rising from the foam could have presented no more entrancing a spectacle than Mrs.
Her breath was, however, expended in vain; for, although distinguished in her nation as a proficient in the art of abuse, she was permitted to work herself into such a fury as actually to foam at the mouth, without causing a muscle to vibrate in the motionless figure of the stranger.
Then she took up the white foam that streaked the line of the advancing tide, and threw it upon the breeze, scampering after it with winged footsteps to catch the great snowflakes ere they fell.
Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze waxed fresh; the little Moss tossed the quick foam from her bows, as a young colt his snortings.
Before that, I never knew what it was to foam at the mouth, but now the action of the sharp bit on my tongue and jaw, and the constrained position of my head and throat, always caused me to froth at the mouth more or less.
All our friends in Lucerne had said that to look down upon Meiringen, and the rushing blue-gray river Aar, and the broad level green valley; and across at the mighty Alpine precipices that rise straight up to the clouds out of that valley; and up at the microscopic chalets perched upon the dizzy eaves of those precipices and winking dimly and fitfully through the drifting veil of vapor; and still up and up, at the superb Oltschiback and the other beautiful cascades that leap from those rugged heights, robed in powdery spray, ruffled with foam, and girdled with rainbows--to look upon these things, they say, was to look upon the last possibility of the sublime and the enchanting.
Under the ceaseless conflagration of lightning that flamed in the skies, everything below stood out in clean-cut and shadowless distinctness: the bending trees, the billowy river, white with foam, the driving spray of spume-flakes, the dim outlines of the high bluffs on the other side, glimpsed through the drifting cloud-rack and the slanting veil of rain.
The river above the dam was a glassy lake with all the loveliness of blue heaven and green shore reflected in its surface; the fall was a swirling wonder of water, ever pouring itself over and over inexhaustibly in luminous golden gushes that lost themselves in snowy depths of foam.
As a promising way of setting them right, half of the half-dozen had become members of a fantastic sect of Convulsionists, and were even then considering within themselves whether they should foam, rage, roar, and turn cataleptic on the spot--thereby setting up a highly intelligible finger-post to the Future, for Monseigneur's guidance.
The sand, the sea-weed, and the flakes of foam, were driving by; and I was obliged to call for assistance before I could shut the gate again, and make it fast against the wind.