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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FOAM, n. [L. fumo, to smoke, to foam.]
Froth; spume; the substance which is formed on the surface of liquors by fermentation or violent agitation, consisting of bubbles.
FOAM, v.i.
1. To froth; to gather foam. The billows foam. A horse foams at the mouth when violently heated.
2. To be in a rage; to be violently agitated.
He foameth and gnasheth with his teeth. Mark 9.
FOAM, v.t. To throw out with rage or violence; with out.
Foaming out their own shame. Jude 13.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam" [syn: foam, froth]
2: a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture v
1: become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water" [syn: foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English fome, from Old English f?m; akin to Old High German feim foam, Latin spuma foam, pumex pumice Date: before 12th century 1. a light frothy mass of fine bubbles formed in or on the surface of a liquid or from a liquid: as a. a frothy mass formed in salivating or sweating b. a stabilized froth produced chemically or mechanically and used especially in fighting oil fires c. a material in a lightweight cellular form resulting from introduction of gas bubbles during manufacture 2. sea 3. something resembling foam • foamless adjective II. verb Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to produce or form foam b. to froth at the mouth especially in anger; broadly to be angry 2. to gush out in foam 3. to become covered with or as if with foam <streets…foaming with life — Thomas Wolfe> transitive verb 1. to cause to foam; specifically to cause air bubbles to form in 2. to convert (as a plastic) into a foam • foamable adjectivefoamer noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a mass of small bubbles formed on or in liquid by agitation, fermentation, etc. 2 a froth of saliva or sweat. 3 a substance resembling these, e.g. rubber or plastic in a cellular mass. --v.intr. 1 emit foam; froth. 2 run with foam. 3 (of a vessel) be filled and overflow with foam. Phrases and idioms: foam at the mouth be very angry. Derivatives: foamless adj. foamy adj. (foamier, foamiest ). Etymology: OE fam f. WG

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foam 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. 18. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foam 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foam 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(foams) 1. Foam consists of a mass of small bubbles that are formed when air and a liquid are mixed together. The water curved round the rocks in great bursts of foam. = froth 2. Foam is used to refer to various kinds of manufactured products which have a soft, light texture like a thick liquid. ...shaving foam. = cream N-MASS 3. Foam or foam rubber is soft rubber full of small holes which is used, for example, to make mattresses and cushions. ...modern three-piece suites filled with foam rubber... We had given him a large foam mattress to sleep on. N-MASS 4. If a liquid foams, it is full of small bubbles and keeps moving slightly. I let the water run into it and we watched as it foamed and bubbled. ...ravines with foaming rivers rushing through them. = froth VERB: V, V-ing

Easton's 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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fom (qetseph (Ho 10:7); aphros (Lu 9:39), aphrizo (Mr 9:18,20), epaphrizo (Jude 1:13)):

Qetseph from qatsaph, "to break to pieces," or "to break forth into anger," "to be angry," occurs often in the sense of "wrath" or "anger" (e.g. Nu 1:53; Ps 38:1, etc.), and in this passage has been rendered "twigs" or "chips," "As for Samaria, her king is cut off, as foam (the Revised Version, margin "twigs") upon the water" (Ho 10:7). The other references are from the New Testament. In Jude, evil-doers or false teachers are compared to the "wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame." In Mark and Luke the references are to the boy with a dumb spirit who foamed at the mouth.

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Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Froth, spume. spray. II. v. n. Froth, spume.

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