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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soapboxnoun

    a crate for packing soap

  2. dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapboxnoun

    a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

Wiktionary

  1. soapboxnoun

    A crate for packing soap, or, by extension, any inexpensive crude platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it, especially when used for speeches.

    The madman obtained a soapbox which he stood on at the corner of Broadway and Wall street, to shout out his prophesy of the end of the world.

  2. soapboxnoun

    A talk about one's pet topic (or the topic itself), especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.

    He's been on his soapbox all day about the new football coach.

  3. soapboxnoun

    a soapbox car

  4. soapboxverb

    To give a speech from (or as if from) a soapbox.

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  1. Soapbox

    A soapbox is a raised platform on which one stands to make an impromptu speech, often about a political subject. The term originates from the days when speakers would elevate themselves by standing on a wooden crate originally used for shipment of soap or other dry goods from a manufacturer to a retail store. The term is also used metaphorically to describe a person engaging in often flamboyant impromptu or unofficial public speaking, as in the phrases "He's on his soapbox", or "Get off your soapbox." Hyde Park, London is known for its Sunday soapbox orators, who have assembled at Speakers' Corner since 1872 to discuss religion, politics and other topics. A modern form of the soapbox is a blog: a website on which a user publishes his/her thoughts to whomever they are read by.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soapbox in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soapbox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of soapbox in a Sentence

  1. Larry King:

    My duty, as I see it, is I’m a conduit, ?I ask the best questions I can. I listen to the answers. I try to follow up. And hopefully the audience makes a conclusion. I’m not there to make a conclusion. I’m not a soapbox talk-show host... So what I try to do is present someone in the best light.

  2. William Schaffner:

    We get on our soapbox and remind people that everyone older than 6 months needs to be vaccinated every year.

  3. Adam Michel:

    Joe Biden speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair this month. ( AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) I have no idea what hes referring to.

  4. Ronn Pearson:

    We have a really inspiring brand story that begins with people getting up early in the morning and coming in to chop vegetables and busting their butts to create a better food experience, we’re not standing on a soapbox saying, ‘This is health food.’ But we do have a different kind of consciousness from Food, Inc. and the Super Size Me world. We’re not doing this because it’s a trend, but because these are beliefs we hold dear.

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Translations for soapbox

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  • podio, estrado, tribuna improvisadaSpanish
  • estrade, tribuneFrench
  • MydłoPolish
  • трибу́на, конёк, [[импровизированныйRussian

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