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Definitions and Synonyms of foam | Another word for foam | What is foam?

Definition 1: a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid - [noun denoting object]

Samples where foam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the beer had a thick head of foam

Synonyms for foam in the sense of this definition

(foam is a kind of ...) a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)

(... is a kind of foam ) toiletry consisting of a liquid preparation containing many small bubbles that soften the beard before shaving

(... is a kind of foam ) 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"

(... is a kind of foam ) the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)

(... is a kind of foam ) the froth produced by soaps or detergents

(... is a kind of foam ) foam or froth on the sea

(... is a kind of foam ) frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls

Definition 2: a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture - [noun denoting substance]

(foam is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of foam ) a light resilient foam of polystyrene

(... is a kind of foam ) spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery

Definition 3: become bubbly or frothy or foaming - [verb of change]

Samples where foam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boiling soup was frothing
  • The river was foaming
  • sparkling water

Synonyms for foam in the sense of this definition

(foam is a kind of ...) form, produce, or emit bubbles

"The soup was bubbling"

(... is a kind of foam ) form a lather

"The shaving cream lathered"

(... is a kind of foam ) foam as if boiling

"a seething liquid"

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