What does foam mean?

Definitions for foamfoʊm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foam, froth(noun)

    a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

    "the beer had a thick head of foam"

  2. foam(verb)

    a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture

  3. foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles(verb)

    become bubbly or frothy or foaming

    "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"


  1. foam(Noun)

    A substance composed of a large collection of bubbles or their solidified remains.

  2. foam(Noun)

    sea foam; the sea.

    He is in Europe, across the foam.

  3. foam(Verb)

    To form or emit foam.

  4. Origin: From fom, from fam, from faimaz, from poyǝmn-. Cognate with Feim, spuma, pumex, fê.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foam(noun)

    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

  2. Foam(noun)

    to gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam

  3. Foam(noun)

    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

  4. Foam

    to cause to foam; as,to foam the goblet; also (with out), to throw out with rage or violence, as foam

  5. Origin: [OE. fam, fom, AS. fm; akin to OHG. & G. feim.]


  1. Foam

    A foam is a substance that is formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid. A bath sponge and the head on a glass of beer are examples of foams. In most foams, the volume of gas is large, with thin films of liquid or solid separating the regions of gas. An important division of solid foams is into closed-cell foams and open-cell foams. In a closed-cell foam, the gas forms discrete pockets, each completely surrounded by the solid material. In an open-cell foam, the gas pockets connect with each other. A bath sponge is an example of an open-cell foam: water can easily flow through the entire structure, displacing the air. A camping mat is an example of a closed-cell foam: the gas pockets are sealed from each other, and so the mat cannot soak up water. Foams are examples of dispersed media. In general, gas is present in large amount so it will be divided in gas bubbles of many different sizes separated by liquid regions which may form films, thinner and thinner when the liquid phase is drained out of the system films. When the principal scale is small, i.e. for a very fine foam, this dispersed medium can be considered as a type of colloid. The term foam may also refer to anything that is analogous to such a foam, such as quantum foam, polyurethane foam, XPS foam, Polystyrene, phenolic, or many other manufactured foams.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foam

    fōm, n. froth: the bubbles which rise on the surface of liquors: fury.—v.i. to gather foam: to be in a rage.—v.t. (B.) to throw out with rage or violence (with out).—adv. Foam′ingly.—adjs. Foam′less, without foam; Foam′y, frothy. [A.S. fám; Ger. feim, prob. akin to L. spuma.]

Editors Contribution

  1. foam

    A type of material, textile and product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes, styles and textiles used for a variety of purposes.

    Foam is used to make mattresses, pad furniture, pillows, soft toys, headboards and seating etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foam in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In literature, you either create a classical or create a foam! There is no in between!

  2. Mary Flannery:

    We needed the foam because we got the alert from the pilots that the flight was being diverted since the engine was on fire.

  3. Karl Siebert:

    After you get a freshly poured Guinness, you can make a face in the foam, and by the time you finish drinking it, the face is still there.

  4. Abdul Hamid:

    There was foam on their mouths, there were convulsions. They had all been on the floor, my kids, Ahmad and Aya, and my wife... they were all martyred.

  5. Anaïs Nin:

    Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.

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