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Foam meaning

foam - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. form bubbles; " The boiling soup was frothing"; " The river was foaming"; " Sparkling water"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam.
  4. 4. To cause to foam; as, to foam the goblet; also ( with out), to throw out with rage or violence, as foam.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Froth; mass of bubbles.
  7. 7. To form or throw out foam; to rage.

foam - examples of usage

  1. When Captain King came along Mr. Tom at once proposed they should all of them take a stroll as far as the Terrace; for now the tide was full up and the foam was springing into the blue sky to a most unusual height. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. But I shall never forget that " pillar of cloud by day," standing out in the sunshine, white as marble or sea foam. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. A lady who had established herself below high- water mark with many more books than she could read, and plant capable of turning out much more work than she could do, at this point fled for safety from a rush of white foam. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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