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Education can also be used as a soft power and as a soft force to transform societies. When I say transform societies it means we can tackle issues in political, social, cultural, economic areas. These are the most important things.
Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

Meaning of "soft" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOFT

Old English sōfte; related to Old Saxon sāfti, Old High German semfti gentle.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOFT

soft  [sɒft] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOFT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Soft can act as a noun, an adjective, an adverb and an exclamation.
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 adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES SOFT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Soft

Soft or SOFT may refer to: ▪ Softness, various meanings ▪ Soft, a musical group ▪ Soft!, a novel by Rupert Thomson ▪ Soft matter, various states of matter with low resistance to external force ▪ Soft magnetic material is a magnetic material with low coercivity ▪ Soft skills, a sociological term relating to a person's emotional intelligence ▪ "Soft," a song by Lemon Jelly on the single "Soft/Rock" ▪ "Soft", a song by Kings of Leon on the album Aha Shake Heartbreak ▪ Sorgenti di Firenze Trekking, system of walking trails in Italy...

Definition of soft in the English dictionary

The first definition of soft in the dictionary is easy to dent, work, or cut without shattering; malleable. Other definition of soft is not hard; giving little or no resistance to pressure or weight. Soft is also fine, light, smooth, or fluffy to the touch.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOFT


aloft
əˈlɒft
Ashcroft
ˈæʃkrɒft
Cockcroft
ˈkɒkˌkrɒft
cockloft
ˈkɒkˌlɒft
coft
kɒft
cornloft
ˈkɔːnˌlɒft
croft
krɒft
hayloft
ˈheɪlɒft
loft
lɒft
Lowestoft
ˈləʊstɒft
oft
ɒft
oversoft
ˌəʊvəˈsɒft
semisoft
ˌsemɪˈsɒft
supersoft
ˌsuːpərˈsɒft
thoft
θɒft
toft
tɒft
ultrasoft
ˌʌltrəˈsɒft
undercroft
ˈʌndəˌkrɒft
unsoft
ʌnˈsɒft
Wafd
wɒft

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOFT

soft brown sugar
soft centre
soft chancre
soft cheese
soft clam
soft coal
soft commodities
soft contact lens
soft copy
soft currency
soft drink
soft drug
soft focus
soft fruit
soft furnishings
soft goods
soft hat
soft hyphen
soft ice-cream

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOFT

aircraft
choir loft
craft
draft
drift
ft
gesellschaft
gift
Hooft
kraft
left
lift
mould loft
organ loft
pigeon loft
rigging loft
shift
swift
theft
to the left

Synonyms and antonyms of soft in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOFT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «soft» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of soft

Translation of «soft» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOFT

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

Translator English - Chinese

软的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

blando
570 millions of speakers

English

soft
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुलायम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَاعِم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мягкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

macio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নরম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

doux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lembut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

柔らかい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부드러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mềm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மென்மையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मऊ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yumuşak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

morbido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miękki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

м´який
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

moale
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαλακός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sagte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mjuk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

myk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of soft

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOFT»

The term «soft» is very widely used and occupies the 2.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOFT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «soft» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «soft» 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 soft

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOFT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word soft.
1
Jean Anouilh
Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
2
Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
Education can also be used as a soft power and as a soft force to transform societies. When I say transform societies it means we can tackle issues in political, social, cultural, economic areas. These are the most important things.
3
Sai Baba
A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.
4
Bonnie Bedelia
I'm from New York; I've been in show business all my life. I'm a wild and crazy gal, yet I always play these soft, warm, loving earth mothers. It's a pain in the butt. I'm a femme fatale!
5
Jacqueline Bisset
I've done five films directed by women. I did like it. They had qualities, particularly in the romantic tenderness of scenes. I felt sometimes they were a little bit soft, but maybe they were clever to get the guys working the way they wanted them to.
6
Bill Brandt
And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.
7
Connie Britton
There's something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.
8
Bobbi Brown
I used the stormy gray and heather brown shadows from the Lilac Rose Eye Palette to create a soft smokey eye for Veronica Beard's Spring 2013 show. The look was dramatic but delicate.
9
Jeff Buckley
Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and memories of the signs that it's over. It's over.
10
Tia Carrere
I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable. That's why I got taken advantage of. To survive, you have to have a tough skin.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOFT»

Discover the use of soft in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to soft and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Soft
Beyond traditional portraiture, Richard Kern's new works manifest a strong eroticism while incorporating the cinematic power of his earlier "Transgression" theme.
Richard Kern, 2004
2
Soft Power: The Means To Success in World Politics
And it is soft power that will help us deal with critical global issues that require multilateral cooperation among states. That is why it is so essential that America better understands and applies our soft power. This book is our guide.
Joseph S. Nye, 2009
3
Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: Tough-minded Economics for a Just ...
Discusses the drive to reduce inflation at the expense of unemployment, trade protectionism and environmental policy, and the lobbying of special-interest groups
Alan S. Blinder, 1987
4
Carbonated Soft Drinks: Formulation and Manufacture
This book provides an overview of carbonated soft drinks production in the early part of the twenty first century, presenting the latest information on carbonation and filling methods.
Dr. David Steen, Philip R. Ashurst, 2008
5
Architecture Design for Soft Errors
This book provides a comprehensive description of the architetural techniques to tackle the soft error problem.
Shubu Mukherjee, 2011
6
Soft
But Jimmy Lyle may have taken things a bit too far with his controversial strategy for the UK launch of Kwench! When the new orange soft-drink hits the streets, it triggers a series of events he could not have anticipated.
Rupert Thomson, 2012
7
Soft Animals A to Z: Sew a Collection of 26 Realistic Toys
From armadillo to zebra, sewers will have fun following the detailed step-by-step instructions and colored illustrations for creating 26 soft, stuffed playthings for their favorite children.
Carolyn Vosburg Hall, 2003
8
The Soft Machine
In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo.
William S. Burroughs, 2011
9
Soft Tissue Release
Rather than focus on the specific purposes of soft tissue release, this text provides basic information about the therapy and prepares readers to perform the techniques.
Jane Johnson, 2009
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Soft Sensors for Monitoring and Control of Industrial Processes
The applications of soft sensors presented in this book cope with the whole range from measuring system backup through real-time prediction for plant control to sensor diagnosis and validation.
Luigi Fortuna, Salvatore Graziani, Alessandro Rizzo, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOFT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term soft is used in the context of the following news items.
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Soft 3D-Printed Robot Propels Itself With Explosions
We rarely think of robots as soft, with mechanical brains inside squishy, durable bodies. That's because, despite their resilience, soft robots are slow beasts, the ... «Popular Science, Jul 15»
2
Another bird flu casualty: Rita's pulls frozen custard, will substitute …
The summer treat made with eggs is being pulled from Rita's stores across the country due to an egg shortage. It's being replaced by soft-serve ice cream. «Fox Business, Jul 15»
3
Health care providers who treat patients following unintentional …
Specialties: Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, dentists, and other medical providers who treat patients using soft tissue fillers; other health ... «FDA.gov, May 15»
4
This Disney 3-D Printer Uses Fabric to Create Soft Objects
A new type of 3-D printer created by Disney Research allows layers of soft fabric to be used instead of plastic or metal. The result is objects that are as soft and ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
5
Tammy Kelly: Soft-shell crab is in season
A great example is the soft-shell crab. From mid-April to early June, this late spring and early summer treat inspires complete devotion, in part because the ... «SouthCoastToday.com, Apr 15»
6
Burger King drops soft drinks from kids' meals
It's getting tougher for kids to get soft drinks at the fast-food joint. Burger King has dropped fountain drinks from its kids' menu boards and they are no longer ... «USA TODAY, Mar 15»
7
How Soft Drinks Increase the Risk of Cancer: Study
How Soft Drinks Increase the Risk of Cancer: Study People who consume one or more cans of cold drinks per day are exposing themselves to a potential ... «NDTV, Feb 15»
8
Campaign puts £88bn economic value on 'soft skills'
"Soft skills" need to be taken much more seriously as factors for business success, says a campaign by employers. These are skills such as communication, ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
9
SABMiller bet on soft drinks pays off
SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer by sales, reported strong quarterly growth in soft drinks against weaker sales of lager, underscoring the ... «Financial Times, Oct 14»
10
The $3 million suit
Inspired by a deep understanding of the biomechanics of human walking, Soft Exosuit technology is spawning development of entirely new forms of functional ... «Harvard Gazette, Sep 14»

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