foam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v foam become bubbly or frothy or foaming "The boiling soup was frothing","The river was foaming","Sparkling water"
    • n foam a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid "the beer had a thick head of foam"
    • n foam a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cow is a Japanese brand of shaving foam
    • n Foam fōm The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth; spume; scum; as, the foam of the sea.
    • v. t Foam fōm To cause to foam; as, to foam the goblet; also (with out), to throw out with rage or violence, as foam. "Foaming out their own shame."
    • Foam To form foam, or become filled with foam; -- said of a steam boiler when the water is unduly agitated and frothy, as because of chemical action.
    • Foam To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam . "He foameth , and gnasheth with his teeth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The shape of a plants' collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same they are orthotetrachidecahedrons.
    • n foam An aggregation of bubbles formed on the surface of water or other liquid by violent agitation or by fermentation; froth; spume: as, the foam of breaking waves; the foam of the mouth.
    • n foam The foaming sea; a foaming wave.
    • n foam Figuratively, foaming rage; fury.
    • n foam In mineralogy, same as aphrite.
    • n foam Scum, as from molten metal.
    • foam To form or gather foam, as water (the crest of a wave), etc., from agitation, a liquor from fermentation, or the mouth from rage or disease; froth; spume.
    • foam To become filled or covered with foam, as a steam-boiler when the water is frothy.
    • foam To cause to foam; fill with something that foams; make frothy: as, to foam a tankard.
    • foam To throw out with rage or violence: usually with out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The ancient Egyptians recommended mixing half an onion with beer foam as a way of warding off death.
    • n Foam fōm froth: the bubbles which rise on the surface of liquors: fury
    • v.i Foam to gather foam: to be in a rage
    • v.t Foam (B.) to throw out with rage or violence (with out)
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Quotations

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    “May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”
  • Anais Nin
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    “Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock.”

Idioms

Foam at the mouth - If you foam at the mouth, you are very, very angry.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. fam, fom, AS. fām,; akin to OHG. & G. feim,

Usage

In literature:

The sea had now risen still more than at first, and dark heavy masses crested with foam came rolling on towards the boat.
"The Voyage of the "Steadfast"" by W.H.G. Kingston
The foaming seas, rising every moment higher and higher, coursed each other up under our stern, as if angry at our escaping their power.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The water foamed and dashed over a series of steps, and then swept rapidly on, in a frothy current.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
I saw the grating and spars, but could nowhere perceive a man's head amid the foaming billows.
"The Two Whalers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Towards this I pricked the foaming bull in a last stretch, and he brought me cleverly within a hundred yards of its base.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The sea dashed in masses of foam high above the dark rocks which formed the extremity of the reef.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
On came five boats at a rapid rate, the water foaming at their bows, as their crews urged them through it.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
And, foaming brown with double speed, Hurries its waters to the Tweed.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
The Sea Foam was a sloop yacht, thirty feet in length, and as handsome as a picture in an illustrated paper, than which nothing could be finer.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
The next instant I found myself struggling in the midst of the foaming surges.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
The gale continued to increase, the foaming seas leaped and roared around them more wildly than before.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
The man who looked so much like The Leader foamed at the mouth.
"The Leader" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
One dark night, with a fresh breeze, the foam and every part of the surface of the waves glowed with a pale light.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
To you, who dawned before me, offspring of The great abyss and flower of foaming billows!
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
A crisp, cool air blew from the St. Lawrence, ruffling the water into little tips of foam.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
Looking over the side, one could only see the black waves, crested with foam, scudding past.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Foam, at a certain depth below the surface, was also green.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Of foam there was little except in the immediate vicinity of the rocks.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
The water bubbled round her bows, swished and foamed in the wake astern of her.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Below us the green Atlantic was running in white foam on the rocks.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

Around thee foams the wild
Bright sea, the lot of kings.
Happier wert thou, my child,
I' the woods a bird that sings!
"On Hearing The Princess Royal Sing" by Victor Marie Hugo
We do not fear the submarines
That plough the troubled foam;
We scorn the ugly old machines -
And safely stay at home!
"Pacifist War Song - 1917" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
For many a league he hears the roar
Of the Symplegades;
And through the far foam of its shore
The Isle of Sappho sees.
"Argonauts" by Madison Julius Cawein
Yet this is meagre play
In the scurry and water-shine,
As her heels foam--
Not as when the goldener nude
Of a later day
"The Paltry Nude Starts On A Spring Voyage" by Wallace Stevens
So, let her quiver! So, let her leap!
So, let her dance the foam!
All life else is a narrow keep,
The sea alone is home!
"To Sea!" by Cale Young Rice
Now sullen, a quiet, and deep,—
Now fretful, and foaming, wild;
Now like a giant asleep,
And now like a petulant child.
"The Fishermen" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Spray On the Savings with Polyurethane Foam Insulation.
Indiana-based InfiChem Polymers LLC (ICP) has developed and implemented a process that converts polyurethane scrap foam into new green polyols for polyurethanes , trademarked INFIGREEN Polyols.
A couple of years ago, as I was cleaning my bedroom, I came across a wad of shriveled foam in a small paper cup.
Huntsman Polyurethanes (formerly ICI Polyurethanes ) reported on the first phase of its work on replacing HCFC-141b in rigid spray foams for roofing with water or water/HFC-134a blends.
Joseph Progar, executive vice president of Advanced Urethane Technologies/Sleep Innovations, has been elected president of the industry trade group the Polyurethane Foam Assn.
Web Site Launched for Spray Polyurethane Foam Education.
Polyurethane Foam Industry Prepares for 'Zero ODP'.
In Foam, Gator Board, and Plastic versions.
1) is constructed of structural insulated panels, layers of oriented strand board and insulating foam, and came ready to assemble.
The prosthetic was made of foam.
Carmen Marxen, 21, helps to install foam insulation on a Habitat for Humanity Women Build House on Saturday.
Redness , foam in area rivers rare but OK. Jump to Navigation.
If you've been worried about foam and a red cast in some of the branches of the Kishwaukee and Rock Rivers,you can relax.
Has agreed to purchase the assets of the Celotex Corp.'s rigid foam insulation business.
Perrigo announced that it has initiated market launch and made its first shipments of minoxidil 5% foam, which is a generic version of Rogaine 5% foam hair regrowth treatment, to its retail and wholesale customers.
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In science:

The “tetrakaidecahedral” foam model, in particular, has be en the subject of many recent studies [4–8].
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Similar effects of ‘imperfections’ were seen in spring lattices, which have some similarities to foams .
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
In three-dimensions, Grenestedt showed that disorder decreased the Young’s modulus of the tetrakaidecahedral foam (with 16 cells) by 10 %.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
In this section we discuss prior results for closed-cell foams.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Note that if a foam is regular and periodic, just one measurement on a unit cell is sufficient.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
The cells of the Kelvin foam are uniformly shaped, fill space, and satisfy Plateau’s law of foam equilibrium (three faces meet at angles of 120o , and four struts join at 109.5o ).
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Figure 2: The Voronoi tessellation model of a closed cell foam.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Depending on the physical conditions for foam formation, it is possible for the final foam to contain both open and closed cells.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
In Fig. 10, we compare FEM data for the closed-cell foams with the prior results discussed in section 2.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
At low densities, Christensen’s result significantly overestimates data for both random models, indicating that the assumption of “straight-throu gh” faces is not justified for random foams.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Figure 11: Comparison of the FEM data for closed-cell foams (symbols) with theory (lines).
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
The Poisson’s ratio of the closed cell foams are compared with predictions in Fig. 11.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Figure 12: Young’s modulus of foamed glasses with closed cells.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Figure 13: Young’s modulus of closed cell polymer foams.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Data for closed cell polymer foams is shown in Fig. 13.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
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