froth

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. foam, suds, lather, spume; head, cream, collar; scum; levity, triviality, frivolity. —v. i. foam, spume, effervesce, ferment, bubble, fizz. See agitation, unimportance.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. bubbles, scum, fizz, effervescence, foam, ferment, head, fume, lather, suds, scud, spume, spray, spindrift, barm, ebullition, meerschaum, carbonation.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
bubbles, foam, fizz, spume, suds, spray, head, lather, effervescence, spindrift, scum.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid: foam, head, lather, spume, suds, yeast. See SOLID. 2. Something or things that are unimportant: fiddle-faddle, frippery, frivolity, minutia, nonsense, small change, small potatoes, trifle, trivia, triviality. See IMPORTANT, SURFACE. II verb To form or cause to form foam: bubble, cream, effervesce, fizz, foam, lather, spume, suds, yeast. See SOLID.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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; …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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; …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth — froth·er; froth; froth·i·ly; froth·i·ness; …   English syllables

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Froth — Froth, v. i. To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

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