suds


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suds

 (sŭdz)
pl.n.
1. Soapy water.
2. Foam; lather.
3. Slang Beer.
v. sudsed, suds·ing, suds·es
v.tr.
To wash in suds.
v.intr.
To form or make suds.

[Perhaps from obsolete Dutch zudse, marsh, from Middle Dutch sudse.]

suds

(sʌdz)
pl n
1. (Chemistry) the bubbles on the surface of water in which soap, detergents, etc, have been dissolved; lather
2. (Chemistry) soapy water
3. (Brewing) slang chiefly US and Canadian beer or the bubbles floating on it
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch sudse marsh; related to Middle Low German sudde swamp; see seethe]
ˈsudsy adj

suds

(sʌdz)

n., v. sudsed, suds•ing. n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. water containing soap or detergent and having bubbles or froth on the surface.
2. foam; lather.
3. Slang. beer.
v.t.
4. to wash in suds (often fol. by out).
v.i.
5. to produce suds.
[1540–50; perhaps < Middle Dutch sudse puddle, marsh; akin to sodden]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suds - the froth produced by soaps or detergentssuds - the froth produced by soaps or detergents
shaving cream, shaving soap - toiletry consisting of a preparation of soap and fatty acids that forms a rich lather for softening the beard before shaving
foam, froth - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam"
2.suds - a dysphemism for beer (especially for lager that effervesces)
beer - a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
Verb1.suds - wash in suds
launder, wash - cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
2.suds - make froth or foam and become bubbly; "The river foamed"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"

suds

plural noun lather, bubbles, foam, froth, soap, soapsuds He had soap suds in his ears.

suds

noun
A mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid:
verb
To form or cause to form foam:
Translations
رَغْوَه
mýdlová voda
skum
szappanlé
sápuvatn
pamuilės
ziepju putas
mydlová voda
sabun köpüğü

suds

[sʌdz] NPL
1.espuma fsing de jabón
2. (US) → cerveza fsing

suds

[ˈsʌdz] npl (= soapy water) → eau f savonneuse

suds

plSeifenwasser ntor -lauge f; (= lather)(Seifen)schaum m; (US inf: = beer) → Bölkstoff m (sl)

suds

[sʌdz] npl (lather) → schiuma fsg; (soapy water) → saponata fsg

suds

(sadz) noun plural
soapsuds.
References in classic literature ?
Morning and evening he drove about in his spring wagon, distributing freshly ironed clothes, and collecting bags of linen that cried out for his suds and sunny drying-lines.
She withdrew her arms from the tub of suds in which they had been plunged, dried them upon her apron, and as quickly as her trembling limbs would bear her, hurried to the spot whence the ominous report had come.
When he entered the kitchen presently, with both eyes shut and groping for the towel with his hands, an honorable testimony of suds and water was dripping from his face.
If the turpentine don't work, I'll try French chalk, magneshy, and warm suds.
And so I'll go now, Master Marner, and I'll speak about the christening afore dark; and I wish you the best o' luck, and it's my belief as it'll come to you, if you do what's right by the orphin child;--and there's the 'noculation to be seen to; and as to washing its bits o' things, you need look to nobody but me, for I can do 'em wi' one hand when I've got my suds about.
I once prevailed on the barber to give me some of the suds or lather, out of which I picked forty or fifty of the strongest stumps of hair.
The cradle-rockers had done hard duty for so many years, under the weight of so many children, on that flagstone floor, that they were worn nearly flat, in consequence of which a huge jerk accompanied each swing of the cot, flinging the baby from side to side like a weaver's shuttle, as Mrs Durbeyfield, excited by her song, trod the rocker with all the spring that was left in her after a long day's seething in the suds.
One of the wig-making villains lathered my face for ten terrible minutes and finished by plastering a mass of suds into my mouth.
If the Cardinal had been there with his bell, book, and candle, I would have whipped in and drunk his water up; yes, even if he had filled it already with the suds of soap "worthy of washing the hands of the Pope," and I knew that the whole consecrated curse of the Catholic Church should fall upon me for so doing.
With thumb and forefinger she swept the dripping suds first from one arm and then from the other.
Jones being impatient to be drest, for a reason which may be easily imagined, thought the shaver was very tedious in preparing his suds, and begged him to make haste; to which the other answered with much gravity, for he never discomposed his muscles on any account, "
Tobin tried to plead guilty, feeling the desire to blow the foam off a crock of suds, but when he felt in his pocket he found himself discharged for lack of evidence.