Definitions for soapsoʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a substance used for washing and cleansing purposes, usu. made by treating a fat with an alkali.

  2. any metallic salt of an acid derived from a fat.

  3. Informal.

    Category: Radio and Television, Informal, Showbiz

    Ref: Also, soaper.; soap opera.

  4. (v.t.)to rub, cover, lather, or treat with soap.

Idioms for soap:

  1. no soap,Informal. no luck; not acceptable.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of soap:

bef. 1000; ME sope, OE sāpe, c. MD seepe, OHG seipha, all < WGmc (perh. 蠑 L sāpō; cf. saponify )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soap(noun)

    a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats

  2. soap(noun)

    money offered as a bribe

  3. soap, scoop, max, liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, goop, Georgia home boy, easy lay(verb)

    street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

  4. soap, lather(verb)

    rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. soap(noun)ʊp

    a substance used with water to wash sth

    a bar of soap; wash your hands with soap and water.; laundry/dish soap

  2. soapʊp

    a soap opera

    ***my favorite soaps


  1. soap(Noun)

    A substance able to mix with both oil and water, used for cleaning, often in the form of a solid bar or in liquid form, derived from fats or made synthetically.

    I tried washing my hands with soap, but the stain wouldn't go away.

  2. soap(Noun)

    A soap opera.

  3. soap(Verb)

    To apply soap to in washing.

    Be sure to soap yourself well before rinsing.

  4. soap(Verb)

    To cover with soap as a prank.

    Those kids soaped my windows!

  5. soap(Verb)

    To be discreet about (a topic).

  6. Origin: From sope, sape, from sape, from saipōn, from seib-. Cognate with saip, sape, sjippe, zeep, sepe, Seife, såpa, sápa. Related also to sap, sebum. See seep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soap(noun)

    a substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by combining fats or oils with alkalies or alkaline earths, usually by boiling, and consists of salts of sodium, potassium, etc., with the fatty acids (oleic, stearic, palmitic, etc.). See the Note below, and cf. Saponification. By extension, any compound of similar composition or properties, whether used as a cleaning agent or not

  2. Soap(verb)

    to rub or wash over with soap

  3. Soap(verb)

    to flatter; to wheedle


  1. SOAP

    SOAP, originally defined as Simple Object Access Protocol, is a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of Web Services in computer networks. It relies on XML Information Set for its message format, and usually relies on other Application Layer protocols, most notably Hypertext Transfer Protocol or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, for message negotiation and transmission.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'soap' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3833

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'soap' in Nouns Frequency: #2318

Anagrams of soap

  1. OAPs

Translations for soap

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a mixture containing oils or fats and other substances, especially formed into small regularly-shaped pieces and used in washing

He found a bar of soap and began to wash his hands.

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