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Meaning of FOAM

Pronunciation:  fowm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
  2. [n]  a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture
  3. [v]  make froth, become bubbly; "The river foamed"
  4. [v]  of liquids; "The boiling soup was frothing"
  5. [v]  foam as if boiling; "a seething liquid"

FOAM is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: effervesce, fizz, froth, froth, seethe, sparkle, spume, suds
 See Also: bubble, bubble, create, foam rubber, head, lather, lather, make, material, shaving foam, soapsuds, spume, stuff, Styrofoam, suds, white water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Foam\, n. [OE. fam, fom, AS. f?m; akin to OHG. & G. feim.]
    The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles,
    which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of
    an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth;
    spume; scum; as, the foam of the sea.
    {Foam cock}, in steam boilers, a cock at the water level, to
       blow off impurities.
  2. \Foam\, v.i. [imp. & p. p. {Foamed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Foaming}.] [AS. f?man. See {Foam}, n.]
    1. To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam.
             He foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth. --Mark ix.
    2. To form foam, or become filled with foam; -- said of a
       steam boiler when the water is unduly agitated and frothy,
       as because of chemical action.
  3. \Foam\, v.t.
    To cause to foam; as,to foam the goblet; also (with out), to
    throw out with rage or violence, as foam. ``Foaming out their
    own shame.''                                   --Jude 13.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Hos. 10:7), the rendering of _ketseph_, which properly means twigs or splinters (as rendered in the LXX. and marg. R.V.). The expression in Hosea may therefore be read, "as a chip on the face of the water," denoting the helplessness of the piece of wood as compared with the irresistable current.

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