froth

  • 1 Froth — Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease …

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  • 2 froth´i|ly — froth|y «FRTH ee, FROTH », adjective, froth|i|er froth|i|est. 1. of, like, or having froth; foamy: »frothy soapsuds, frothy ruffles. 2. Figurative. light and trifling; shallow; …

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  • 3 froth|y — «FRTH ee, FROTH », adjective, froth|i|er froth|i|est. 1. of, like, or having froth; foamy: »frothy soapsuds, frothy ruffles. 2. Figurative. light and trifling; shallow; …

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  • 4 Froth — is foam consisting of bubbles in a liquid.One common form of froth is milk froth deliberately created as part of a drink. Many Italian style coffees are made using a combination of espresso coffee, steamed milk and frothed milk. Most espresso… …

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  • 5 froth — [frôth, fräth; ] for v., also [ frôth, fräth] n. [ME frothe < ON frotha, akin to OE (a) freothan, to froth up < IE * preu th, a snorting, slavering < base * per , to sprinkle, scatter > Gr prēmainein, to blow hard] 1. a whitish mass… …

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  • 6 Froth — Froth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frothed}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Frothing}.] 1. To cause to foam. [1913 Webster] 2. To spit, vent, or eject, as froth. [1913 Webster] He . . . froths treason at his mouth. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Is your spleen frothed out,… …

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  • 7 froth — froth·er; froth; froth·i·ly; froth·i·ness; …

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  • 8 froth — (n.) c.1300, from an unrecorded O.E. word, or else from O.N. froða froth, from P.Gmc. *freuth . O.E. had afreoðan to froth, from the same root. The modern derived verb is from late 14c. Related: Frothed; frothing …

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  • 9 Froth — Froth, v. i. To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 froth — frȯth n, pl froths frȯths, frȯthz a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion froth frȯth, frȯth vt to foam at the mouth …

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  • 11 froth — ► NOUN 1) a mass of small bubbles in liquid caused by agitation, fermentation, or salivating. 2) impure matter that rises to the surface of liquid. 3) worthless or insubstantial talk, ideas, or activities. ► VERB ▪ form, produce, or contain froth …

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  • 12 froth — n *foam, spume, scum, lather, suds, yeast Analogous words: tightness, levity, frivolity, flippancy …

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  • 13 froth — [n] lather, bubbles barm, ebullition, effervescence, fizz, foam, head, scud, scum, spindrift, spray, spume, suds, yeast; concepts 260,467,468 …

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  • 14 froth — froth1 [ frɔθ ] noun 1. ) singular or uncount a mass of small air BUBBLES that form on the surface of a liquid: The coffee had a milky froth on top. a ) a mass of small white BUBBLES of SALIVA coming from a person s or animal s mouth, especially… …

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  • 15 froth — I UK [frɒθ] / US [frɔθ] noun 1) a) [singular/uncountable] a mass of small air bubbles that form on the surface of a liquid The coffee had a milky froth on top. b) a mass of small white bubbles of saliva coming from a person s or animal s mouth,… …

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  • 16 froth — /frɒθ / (say froth) noun 1. an aggregation of bubbles, as on a fermented liquid; foam. 2. the foamy top which forms on milk when it is whipped or agitated or heated with steam. 3. any similar foamy surface, as on water stirred up by a surf. 4. a… …

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  • 17 froth — [[t]frɒ̱θ, AM frɔ͟ːθ[/t]] froths, frothing, frothed 1) N UNCOUNT Froth is a mass of small bubbles on the surface of a liquid. ...the froth of bubbles on the top of a glass of beer... The froth is blown away. Syn: foam 2) VERB If a liquid froths,… …

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  • 18 froth — frother, n. /frawth, froth/, n. 1. an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard driven horse; foam; spume. 2. a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease. 3. something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent:… …

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  • 19 froth — I. noun (plural froths) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse frotha; akin to Old English āfrēothan to froth Date: 14th century 1. a. bubbles formed in or on a liquid ; foam b. a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion 2.… …

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  • 20 froth — froth1 [frɔθ US fro:θ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: frotha] 1.) [singular, U] a mass of small ↑bubbles on the top of a liquid = ↑foam ▪ Excellent beer, he said, wiping the froth from his mouth. 2.) [singular, U] small white ↑bubbles… …

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