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Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gathered astride the tide.
Bradley Chicho

Meaning of "foam" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FOAM

Old English fām; related to Old High German feim, Latin spūma, Sanskrit phena.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FOAM

foam  [fəʊm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOAM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Foam is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb foam in English.

WHAT DOES FOAM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

foam

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 into 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.

Definition of foam in the English dictionary

The first definition of foam in the dictionary is a mass of small bubbles of gas formed on the surface of a liquid, such as the froth produced by agitating a solution of soap or detergent in water. Other definition of foam is frothy saliva sometimes formed in and expelled from the mouth, as in rabies. Foam is also the frothy sweat of a horse or similar animal.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FOAM

PRESENT

Present
I foam
you foam
he/she/it foams
we foam
you foam
they foam
Present continuous
I am foaming
you are foaming
he/she/it is foaming
we are foaming
you are foaming
they are foaming
Present perfect
I have foamed
you have foamed
he/she/it has foamed
we have foamed
you have foamed
they have foamed
Present perfect continuous
I have been foaming
you have been foaming
he/she/it has been foaming
we have been foaming
you have been foaming
they have been foaming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I foamed
you foamed
he/she/it foamed
we foamed
you foamed
they foamed
Past continuous
I was foaming
you were foaming
he/she/it was foaming
we were foaming
you were foaming
they were foaming
Past perfect
I had foamed
you had foamed
he/she/it had foamed
we had foamed
you had foamed
they had foamed
Past perfect continuous
I had been foaming
you had been foaming
he/she/it had been foaming
we had been foaming
you had been foaming
they had been foaming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will foam
you will foam
he/she/it will foam
we will foam
you will foam
they will foam
Future continuous
I will be foaming
you will be foaming
he/she/it will be foaming
we will be foaming
you will be foaming
they will be foaming
Future perfect
I will have foamed
you will have foamed
he/she/it will have foamed
we will have foamed
you will have foamed
they will have foamed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been foaming
you will have been foaming
he/she/it will have been foaming
we will have been foaming
you will have been foaming
they will have been foaming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would foam
you would foam
he/she/it would foam
we would foam
you would foam
they would foam
Conditional continuous
I would be foaming
you would be foaming
he/she/it would be foaming
we would be foaming
you would be foaming
they would be foaming
Conditional perfect
I would have foam
you would have foam
he/she/it would have foam
we would have foam
you would have foam
they would have foam
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been foaming
you would have been foaming
he/she/it would have been foaming
we would have been foaming
you would have been foaming
they would have been foaming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you foam
we let´s foam
you foam
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to foam
Past participle
foamed
Present Participle
foaming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FOAM


chrome
krəʊm
chromosome
ˈkrəʊməˌsəʊm
comb
kəʊm
dome
dəʊm
genom
ˈdʒiːnəʊm
genome
ˈdʒiːnəʊm
gnome
nəʊm
hippodrome
ˈhɪpəˌdrəʊm
holm
həʊm
home
həʊm
honeycomb
ˈhʌnɪˌkəʊm
Jerome
dʒəˈrəʊm
monochrome
ˈmɒnəˌkrəʊm
nome
nəʊm
ohm
əʊm
roam
rəʊm
Rome
rəʊm
Stockholm
ˈstɒkhəʊm
syndrome
ˈsɪndrəʊm
tome
təʊm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOAM

fo´ shizzle
fo´c´s´le
foal
foalfoot
foam bath
foam plastic
foam rubber
foam sprayer
foam-backed
foamable
foamer
foamflower
foamier
foamiest
foamily
foaminess
foamingly
foamless
foamlike
foamy

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOAM

antifoam
befoam
cloam
defoam
gloam
jeroboam
loam
memory foam
plastic foam
rehoboam
sea foam
shaving foam
Siloam
stroam
Styrofoam

Synonyms and antonyms of foam in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FOAM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «foam» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of foam
boil · bubble · effervesce · fizz · froth · head · lather · spray · spume · suds

Translation of «foam» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOAM

Find out the translation of foam to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of foam from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «foam» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

泡沫 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

espuma
570 millions of speakers

English

foam
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फोम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رغوة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пены
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espuma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফেনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écume
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Busa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schaum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

물거품
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Busa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bọt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நுரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फेस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

köpük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

schiuma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pianka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піни
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spumă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφρό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skuim
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skum
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of foam

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOAM»

The term «foam» is very widely used and occupies the 8.080 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOAM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «foam» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «foam» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about foam

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «FOAM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word foam.
1
Alton Brown
A meringue is really nothing but a foam. And what is a foam after all, but a big collection of bubbles? And what's a bubble? It's basically a very flimsy little latticework of proteins draped with water. We add sugar to this structure, which strengthens it. But things can, and do, go wrong.
2
Mika Brzezinski
I always start my day with a red-eye misto - two shots, extra hot, extra foam - from Starbucks.
3
Bradley Chicho
Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gathered astride the tide.
4
Paul Di Filippo
Of the birth of subgenres, there is no end. They arise like bubbles full of miraculous hopes and potentials from the Planckian foam of the canon, inspiring writers new and established alike.
5
Chris Hardwick
Videogames make you feel like you're actually doing something. Your brain processes the tiered game achievements as real-life achievements. Every time you get to the next level, hot jets of reward chemical coat your brain in a lathery foam, and it seems like you're actually accomplishing stuff.
6
Garrett Hedlund
It was close to like a 67- or 70-day shoot for 'Tron' on stage, in the suit. You can't even sit down during the day because of all the cables that divide the foam rubber and all the electrical circuits. We had these stools that were tall with a bicycle seat on them and you're just looking at a blue screen all day.
7
Sterling Marlin
A guy came to the shop every day. A lot of guys put the foam like stuff that forms to you, kinda like the Indy car guys run. He fitted it up and it felt real good, so we're going to try to run it.
8
Victoria Moran
By itself, tofu is like wet foam rubber, but you'd no more eat it by itself and expect fine dining than you would stare at a blank canvas and expect to see fine art.
9
Bill Mumy
I started playing the guitar when we started filming the pilot to 'Lost in Space,' which was way back in December of 1964, and there's a little bit in the pilot that was used in the first season where Will Robinson is sitting around some bad foam rubber rock playing and singing 'Greensleeves.'
10
David Nicholls
For the best part of my childhood I visited the local library three or four times a week, hunching in the stacks on a foam rubber stool and devouring children's fiction, classics, salacious thrillers, horror and sci-fi, books about cinema and origami and natural history, to the point where my parents encouraged me to read a little less.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOAM»

Discover the use of foam in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to foam and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Foam Extrusion: Principles and Practice
The last section of the book presents interesting foam extrusion developments, demonstrating how scientific findings can be applied to the engineering field, from principles to batch experimentation and continuous foaming.
Shau-Tarng Lee, 2000
2
Foam Roller Workbook: Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide to ...
The foam roller has proven to be a highly effective piece of rehab equipment.
Karl Knopf, 2011
3
Foam and Foam Films: Theory, Experiment, Application
Furthermore, the book provides information about: techniques involved in the study of foam films and foam structure and properties; foam drainage; processes of destruction in gravitational and centrifugal fields; reasons for stability of ...
D. Exerowa, P.M. Kruglyakov, 1997
4
Roll Release Foam Roller Techniques: Muscles of the Spine ...
Rolling is a highly effective, proven method for releasing muscles to: • Improve flexibility • Manage muscle pain • Increase muscle recovery • Maximize muscle performance Roll Release Techniques are the premier, standardized foam ...
Ryan Emmons, 2011
5
Sand and Foam: A Book of Aphorisms
A book of aphorisms, poems, and parables by the author of "The Prophet" - a philosopher at his window commenting on the scene passing below. From the Hardcover edition.
Kahlil Gibran, 2011
6
The Foam Book
This easy guide to designing and building your own polyfoam puppets will take you step by step through the creative process. Along the way you'll pick up tips and tricks to make the puppet making experience as carefree as possible.
Drew Allison, 1997
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Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics
In this rich autobiography, Wheeler reveals in fascinating detail the excitement of each discovery, the character of each colleague, and the underlying passion for knowledge that drives him still.
Kenneth Ford, John Archibald Wheeler, 2010
8
Foam Decor: Carve 30 Elegant Home Accents
The greatest test of a foam decor project is whether or not people know it's foam. Once you finish the projects in this book, even you will find it hard to believe that the elegant art work was carved from a simple piece of craft foam.
Kristy McNeil, 2003
9
Spray Polyurethane Foam in External Envelopes of Buildings
To review the moisture performance of SPF, this book focuses on the design of an assembly where moisture is kept from accumulating and causing deterioration (flow through approach).
Mark T. Bomberg, Joseph W. Lstiburek, 1998
10
Integral Foam Molding of Light Metals: Technology, Foam ...
This book shows in three parts the technology, the fundamentals and the simulation models for the Integral Foam Molding of Light Metals.
Carolin Koerner, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOAM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term foam is used in the context of the following news items.
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Foam Would Have Been No Match for Martin Archery Fire - KULR-8 …
Foam is a common thing fire stations have but it is not used very much. A number of factors play into why their fire fighting foam is only used in ... «KULR-TV, Jul 15»
2
Mobile Growth for Spray Foam Magazine, SprayFoam.com
JUPITER, FL–July 10, 2015–Spray Foam Magazine (SFM) and the New SprayFoam.com are taking major leaps when it comes to mobile readership. With the ... «SprayFoam.com, Jul 15»
3
Mixed reaction to call for foam ban | News - Home - ClickOrlando.com
A new movement in Orlando to get rid of single-use foam products could add the city to a list of metropolitan cities, like Washington D.C. , New ... «WKMG Orlando, Jul 15»
4
TPG Said to Explore Sale of Foam Rubber Manufacturer Vita Group
TPG is exploring the sale of foam rubber maker Vita Group, which the private-equity firm acquired for about $1.25 billion in 2005, according to ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
5
EPA Finalizes Refrigerant, Foam Insulation Rules For Vending …
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has released its final rules to end the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and foam ... «Vending Times, Jul 15»
6
Varial Foam Surfboards
The material is closed-cell foam, so even if you end up with a sizeable ding, you can keep surfing because it's not going to soak through. «Outside Magazine, Jul 15»
7
Could Orlando follow Miami Beach and ban foam products?
Miami Beach commissioners banned foam containers and products in all city parks, events, and venues on Wednesday, July 8 and some are ... «Bungalower, Jul 15»
8
Are Foam Rollers for Muscle Massage Really Beneficial?
Over recent years in gyms in the United States, foam rollers have sprouted like flowers in spring. Media reports have celebrated the use of ... «Medscape, Jul 15»
9
Global Foam Glass Industry 2014 : Acute Market Reports
The report firstly introduced Foam Glass basic information included Foam Glass definition classification application industry chain structure ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
10
Polypropylene Foam Market – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast …
Polypropylene foam (PP), also known as polypropene, is an engineering plastic material with advanced chemical and physical properties such ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Foam [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/foam>. Jan 2021 ».
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