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soap

 (sōp)
n.
1. A cleansing agent, manufactured in bars, granules, flakes, or liquid form, made from a mixture of the sodium salts of various fatty acids of natural oils and fats.
2. A metallic salt of a fatty acid, as of aluminum or iron, that is not water soluble and may be used as a lubricant, thickener, or in various coating applications, ointments, or disinfectants.
3. Slang Money, especially that which is used for bribery.
4. A soap opera.
tr.v. soaped, soap·ing, soaps
1. To treat or cover with or as if with soap.
2.
a. Informal To softsoap; cajole.
b. Slang To bribe.
Idiom:
no soap Slang
1. Not possible or permissible.
2. Unsuccessful; futile.

[Middle English sope, from Old English sāpe.]

soap

(səʊp)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a cleaning or emulsifying agent made by reacting animal or vegetable fats or oils with potassium or sodium hydroxide. Soaps often contain colouring matter and perfume and act by emulsifying grease and lowering the surface tension of water, so that it more readily penetrates open materials such as textiles. See also detergent
2. (Elements & Compounds) any metallic salt of a fatty acid, such as palmitic or stearic acid. See also metallic soap
3. slang flattery or persuasive talk (esp in the phrase soft soap)
4. (Broadcasting) informal short for soap opera
5. slang US and Canadian money, esp for bribery
6. no soap slang US and Canadian not possible or successful
vb
7. (tr) to apply soap to
8. slang
a. to flatter or talk persuasively to
b. US and Canadian to bribe
[Old English sāpe; related to Old High German seipfa, Old French savon, Latin sāpō]
ˈsoapless adj
ˈsoapˌlike adj

soap

(soʊp)

n.
1. a substance used for washing and cleansing purposes, usu. made by treating a fat with an alkali.
2. any metallic salt of an acid derived from a fat.
3. Informal. Also, soaper. soap opera.
v.t.
4. to rub, cover, lather, or treat with soap.
Idioms:
no soap, Informal. no luck; not acceptable.
[before 1000; Middle English sope, Old English sāpe, c. Middle Dutch seepe, Old High German seipha, all < West Germanic (perhaps ≫ Latin sāpō; compare saponify)]

soap

(sōp)
A substance used for washing or cleaning, consisting of a mixture of sodium or potassium salts of naturally occurring fatty acids. Like detergents, soaps work by surrounding particles of grease or dirt with their molecules, thereby allowing them to be carried away. Unlike detergents, soap reacts with the minerals common in most water, forming an insoluble film that remains on fabrics. For this reason soap is not as efficient a cleaner as most detergents. The film is also what causes rings to form in bathtubs. Compare detergent.

soap


Past participle: soaped
Gerund: soaping

Imperative
soap
soap
Present
I soap
you soap
he/she/it soaps
we soap
you soap
they soap
Preterite
I soaped
you soaped
he/she/it soaped
we soaped
you soaped
they soaped
Present Continuous
I am soaping
you are soaping
he/she/it is soaping
we are soaping
you are soaping
they are soaping
Present Perfect
I have soaped
you have soaped
he/she/it has soaped
we have soaped
you have soaped
they have soaped
Past Continuous
I was soaping
you were soaping
he/she/it was soaping
we were soaping
you were soaping
they were soaping
Past Perfect
I had soaped
you had soaped
he/she/it had soaped
we had soaped
you had soaped
they had soaped
Future
I will soap
you will soap
he/she/it will soap
we will soap
you will soap
they will soap
Future Perfect
I will have soaped
you will have soaped
he/she/it will have soaped
we will have soaped
you will have soaped
they will have soaped
Future Continuous
I will be soaping
you will be soaping
he/she/it will be soaping
we will be soaping
you will be soaping
they will be soaping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soaping
you have been soaping
he/she/it has been soaping
we have been soaping
you have been soaping
they have been soaping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soaping
you will have been soaping
he/she/it will have been soaping
we will have been soaping
you will have been soaping
they will have been soaping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soaping
you had been soaping
he/she/it had been soaping
we had been soaping
you had been soaping
they had been soaping
Conditional
I would soap
you would soap
he/she/it would soap
we would soap
you would soap
they would soap
Past Conditional
I would have soaped
you would have soaped
he/she/it would have soaped
we would have soaped
you would have soaped
they would have soaped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soap - a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fatssoap - a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
bar soap - soap in the form of a bar
castile soap - a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent - a preparation used in cleaning something
liquid soap - soap in liquid form
leather soap, saddle soap - a mild soap for cleansing and conditioning leather
soap flakes - soap that has been cut into flakes to make suds faster
built-soap powder, soap powder, washing powder - soap in powdered form mixed with alkaline builders
green soap, soft soap - a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oils; used in certain skin diseases
bath soap, face soap, toilet soap - soap used as a toiletry
2.soap - money offered as a bribe
bribe, payoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
3.soap - street names for gamma hydroxybutyratesoap - street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
gamma hydroxybutyrate, GHB - a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape
Verb1.soap - rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

soap

noun
Related words
adjective saponaceous
Translations
صابونصَابُونيَفْرُك بالصّابون
сапун
mýdlomydlit
sæbesæbe ind
saposapumi
seep
صابون
saippuasaippuoida
sapun
szappanszappanozbeszappanoz
sápa
石鹸
비누
sapo
muilasmuilo operamuiluotasišmuilinti
ieziepētsaziepētziepes
săpun
mydliťmydlonamydliť
milo
tvål
sabuni
สบู่
sabunsabunla yıkamaksabunlamak
xà phòng

soap

[səʊp]
A. N
1. (for washing) → jabón m
soft soapcoba f
B. VTjabonar
C. CPD soap dish Njabonera f
soap flakes NPLjabón msing en escamas
soap opera N (TV) → telenovela f (Rad) → radionovela f
soap powder Npolvos mpl de jabón, detergente m en polvo
soap up VT + ADV to soap sb updar coba a algn

soap

[ˈsəʊp] n
(= cleansing substance) → savon m
a bar of soap → une savonnette
(also soap opera) → feuilleton m

soap

n
(= substance)Seife f
(= soap opera)Seifenoper f (inf), → Soap f (inf)

soap

:
soapbox
n (lit: = packing case) → Seifenkiste f; (fig: = platform) → Apfelsinenkiste f; (as cart) → Seifenkiste f; to get up on one’s soap (fig)Volksreden plhalten
soapbox derby
soapbox evangelist
nWanderprediger(in) m(f)
soapbox orator
nVolksredner(in) m(f)
soap bubble
nSeifenblase f
soapdish
nSeifenschale f
soap dispenser
nSeifenspender m
soap flakes
plSeifenflocken pl
soap opera
n (TV, Rad: inf) → Seifenoper f (inf), → Soap-Opera f (inf)
soap powder
nSeifenpulver nt
soapstone
nSpeckstein m
soapsuds
plSeifenschaum m

soap

[səʊp]
1. nsapone m (also cake of soap) → saponetta (TV) (fam) → telenovela, soap opera f inv
2. vtinsaponare

soap

(səup) noun
a mixture containing oils or fats and other substances, especially formed into small regularly-shaped pieces and used in washing. He found a bar of soap and began to wash his hands.
verb
to rub with soap. She soaped the baby all over.
ˈsoapy adjective
1. covered with, or full of, soap. soapy water.
2. like soap. This chocolate has a soapy taste.
ˈsoapiness noun
soap opera
a radio or television serial broadcast weekly, daily etc, especially one that continues from year to year, that concerns the daily life, troubles etc of the characters in it.

soap

صَابُون mýdlo sæbe Seife σαπούνι jabón saippua savon sapun sapone 石鹸 비누 zeep såpe mydło sabão мыло tvål สบู่ sabun xà phòng 肥皂

soap

n. jabón;
v. enjabonar;
to ___ oneselfenjabonarse.

soap

n jabón m
References in classic literature ?
Pickwick had plunged his head and shoulders into a tub of water, upset a keg of soft soap upon his manly form, and torn his garments badly.
When she brought the soap and towels, I told her that I was used to taking my bath without help.
Scrupulously washed and shaven, some of the soap appeared to have lingered in his eyes and inflamed the lids, even while it lent a sleek and shining lustre, not unlike his coat, to his smooth black hair.
There was likewise a square box of pine-wood, full of soap in bars; also, another of the same size, in which were tallow candles, ten to the pound.
He then donned his waistcoat, and taking up a piece of hard soap on the wash-stand centre-table, dipped it into water and commenced lathering his face.
Dropping his spade, he thrust both hands in, and drew out handfuls of something that looked like ripe Windsor soap, or rich mottled old cheese; very unctuous and savory withal.
To another room came all the scraps to be "tanked," which meant boiling and pumping off the grease to make soap and lard; below they took out the refuse, and this, too, was a region in which the visitors did not linger.
Niggers never gets round me, neither with squalling nor soft soap,--that's a fact.
There was no soap, no matches, no looking-glass -- ex- cept a metal one, about as powerful as a pail of water.
She had a pile of clean straw in the corner for a bed, some cheap but well-kept clothing was hanging on the wall, there was a tin lantern freckling the floor with little spots of light, and there were various soap and candle boxes scattered about, which served for chairs.
Mary gave him a tin basin of water and a piece of soap, and he went outside the door and set the basin on a little bench there; then he dipped the soap in the water and laid it down; turned up his sleeves; poured out the water on the ground, gently, and then entered the kitchen and began to wipe his face diligently on the towel behind the door.
Here in soap boxes hidden among the trees were stored all their treasures: wee baskets and plates and cups made of burdock balls, bits of broken china for parties, dolls, soon to be outgrown, but serving well as characters in all sorts of romances enacted there,--deaths, funerals, weddings, christenings.