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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.
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
1. To produce or issue as foam; froth.
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.
1. To cause to produce foam.
2. To cause to become foam.
[Middle English fom, from Old English fām.]
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
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]
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]
Past participle: foamed
A dispersion of gas in a liquid or solid.
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|Noun||1.||foam - 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)
spume - foam or froth on the sea
|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
|Verb||1.||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 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.
1. To form or cause to form foam:
رَغْوَه، زَبَديُرغي ، يُزْبِد
modif [mattress, padding] → en mousse
a mass of small bubbles on the surface of liquids etc. skuim رَغْوَه، زَبَد пяна espuma pěna der Schaum skum αφρόςespuma vaht کف vaahto mousse, écumeקצף झाग, फोम pjena hab busa froða schiuma, spuma あわ 거품 puta putas buih schuimskumpiana ځګ، كف espuma spumă пена pena pena pena skum, fradga, lödder ฟอง köpük 泡沫 піна جھاگ، پھین bọt 泡沫verb
to produce foam. the beer foamed in the glass. skuim; die bier het geskuim يُرغي ، يُزْبِد разпенвам (се) espumar pěnit schäumen skumme αφρίζωhacer espuma vahutama کف کردن vaahdota mousser, écumer לְהַקצִיף झाग निकलना pjeniti se habzik berbusa freyða fare la schiuma あわ立つ 거품이 일다 putoti putot berbuih schuimenskumme pienić się ځګ كول، كف كول espumar a face spumă пениться peniť peniti se peniti skumma, löddra ทำให้เกิดฟอง köpürmek 起泡沫 пінитися جھاگ نکالنا tạo bọt 起泡沫foam rubber
a form of rubber with a sponge-like appearance, used for stuffing chairs etc. skuimrubber مَطّاط إسْفَنْجي каучук espuma de borracha pěnová guma der Schaumgummi skumgummi αφρώδες ελαστικό, αφρολέξ gomaespuma vahtkumm(i) ابر؛ اسفنج vaahtokumi caoutchouc mousse גוּמִי מוּקצָף फोम रबड़ spužvasta guma habgumi karet busa svampgúmmí gommapiuma フォームラバー 발포 고무 putgumė putugumija, poraina gumija getah span schuimrubber skumgummigąbka سپنج (اسفنج) espuma de borracha cauciuc spongios поролон penová guma penasta guma sunđerasta guma skumgummi โฟมที่ใช้ในการทำเบาะหรือที่นอน sünger 泡沫橡膠 пориста гума اسفنج کی طرح کا ربڑ cao su bọt 泡沫橡胶