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Definitions for froth
frɔθ, frɒθfroth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foam, frothverb

    a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

    "the beer had a thick head of foam"

  2. foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubblesverb

    become bubbly or frothy or foaming

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

  3. froth, spume, sudsverb

    make froth or foam and become bubbly

    "The river foamed"

  4. frothverb

    exude or expel foam

    "the angry man was frothing at the mouth"


  1. frothnoun

    unimportant events or actions; drivel

    Thousands of African children die each day: why do the newspapers continue to discuss unnecessary showbiz froth?

  2. frothnoun


    Thousands of African children die each day: why do the newspapers continue to discuss unnecessary showbiz froth?

  3. frothverb

    To create froth.

    I like to froth my coffee for ten seconds exactly, no more, no less.

  4. frothverb

    To bubble.

    The chemical frothed up when I added the acid, just as I thought it would.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FROTHnoun

    Etymology: froe, Danish and Scottish.

    His hideous tail then hurled he about,
    And therewith all enwrapt the nimble thighs
    Of his froth foamy steed. Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 112.

    When wind expireth from under the sea, as it causeth some resounding of the water, so it causeth some light motions of bubbles, and white circles of froth. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

    Surging waves against a solid rock,
    Though all to shivers dash’d, th’ assault renew;
    Vain batt’ry, and in froth or bubbles end. John Milton, Pa. Reg.

    The useless froth swims on the surface, but the pearl lies covered with a mass of waters. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. c. 9.

    The scatter’d ocean flies;
    Black sands, discolour’d froth, and mingled mud arise. Dry.

    They were the froth my raging folly mov’d
    When it boil’d up; I knew not then I lov’d,
    Yet then lov’d most. John Dryden, Aurengzebe.

    If now the colours of natural bodies are to be mingled, let water, a little thickened with soap, be agitated to raise a froth; and after that froth has stood a little, there will appear, to one that shall view it intently, various colours every where in the surfaces of the several bubbles; but to one that shall go so far off that he cannot distinguish the colours from one another, the whole froth will grow white, with a perfect whiteness. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    A painter, having finished the picture of a horse, excepting the loose froth about his mouth and his bridle; and after many unsuccessful essays, despairing to do that to his satisfaction, in a great rage threw a spunge at it, all besmeared with the colours, which fortunately hitting upon the right place, by one bold stroke of chance most exactly supplied the want of skill in the artist. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Who eateth his veal, pig and lamb being froth,
    Shall twice in a week go to bed without broth. Thomas Tusser, Husb.

  2. To Frothverb

    To foam; to throw out spume; to generate spume.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    He frets within, froths treason at his mouth,
    And churns it through his teeth. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.


  1. froth

    Froth is a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid, often as a result of agitation, fermentation, or other forms of movement. It is also used to describe something that is insubstantial or trivial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frothnoun

    the bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease or nervous excitement

  2. Frothnoun

    any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric without thought

  3. Frothnoun

    light, unsubstantial matter

  4. Frothverb

    to cause to foam

  5. Frothverb

    to spit, vent, or eject, as froth

  6. Frothverb

    to cover with froth; as, a horse froths his chain

  7. Frothverb

    to throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths

  8. Etymology: [OE. frothe, Icel. froa; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. freoan to froth.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Froth

    froth, n. the foam on liquids caused by boiling, or any agitation: (fig.) an empty show in speech: any light matter.—v.t. to cause froth on.—v.i. to throw up froth.—ns. Froth′ery, mere froth; Froth′-fly, also Froth′-hop′per, Frog′-hop′per, Frog′-spit, common names for numerous insects parasitic on plants, on which the larvæ and pupæ are found surrounded by a frothy spittle.—adv. Froth′ily.—n. Froth′iness.—adjs. Froth′less, free from froth; Froth′y, full of froth or foam: empty: unsubstantial. [Scand., as in Ice. froða, Dan. fraade.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. froth

    See FOAM.

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  1. forth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of froth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of froth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of froth in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Nugent:

    There's a lot of speculation in this Shanghai lead rally, a lot of froth coming in to chase this up. My worry is they don't stick around for long.

  2. Troy Gayeski:

    What we think we are going through is a healthy correction, removing the froth, we certainly could fall more. But if you're a tech investor you had to understand that the valuations were very high.

  3. Adam L. Gordon:

    Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone -- Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.

  4. George MacDonald:

    You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.

  5. Kyle Rodda:

    Overall I think markets are still skewed to taking on risk, and I don’t think we’ve seen the final record high by any means in the U.S. stock market or in global equities, at the end of the day, (the selloff earlier this week) was just markets whipping around as the froth has blown off risk assets.

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