What does soapbox mean?

Definitions for soapbox

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word soapbox.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soapbox(noun)

    a crate for packing soap

  2. dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox(noun)

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


  1. soapbox(Noun)

    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. soapbox(Noun)

    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. soapbox(Noun)

    a soapbox car

  4. soapbox(Verb)

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


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

Images & Illustrations of soapbox

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Translations for soapbox

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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