n.1.A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by combining fats or oils with alkalies or alkaline earths, usually by boiling, and consists of salts of sodium, potassium, etc., with the fatty acids (oleic, stearic, palmitic, etc.). See the Note below, and cf. Saponification. By extension, any compound of similar composition or properties, whether used as a cleaning agent or not.
Castile soap
a fine-grained hard soap, white or mottled, made of olive oil and soda; - called also Marseilles soap or Venetian soap.
Hard soap
any one of a great variety of soaps, of different ingredients and color, which are hard and compact. All solid soaps are of this class.
Lead soap
an insoluble, white, pliable soap made by saponifying an oil (olive oil) with lead oxide; - used externally in medicine. Called also lead plaster, diachylon, etc.
Marine soap
See under Marine.
Pills of soap
(Med.) pills containing soap and opium.
Potash soap
any soap made with potash, esp. the soft soaps, and a hard soap made from potash and castor oil.
Pumice soap
any hard soap charged with a gritty powder, as silica, alumina, powdered pumice, etc., which assists mechanically in the removal of dirt.
Resin soap
a yellow soap containing resin, - used in bleaching.
Silicated soap
a cheap soap containing water glass (sodium silicate).
Soap bark
(Bot.) See Quillaia bark.
Soap bubble
a hollow iridescent globe, formed by blowing a film of soap suds from a pipe; figuratively, something attractive, but extremely unsubstantial.
v. t.1.To rub or wash over with soap.
[imp. & p. p. Soaped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soaping.]
2.To flatter; to wheedle.
Noun1.soap - a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
2.soap - money offered as a bribe
3.soap - street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
Verb1.soap - rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
Synonyms: lather
1.(protocol)SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol.
2.(language)SOAP - Symbolic Optimal Assembly Program.
Symbolic Optimizer and Assembly Program To see soap in your dream, indicates that you need to wash away some of your emotions or past memories. You may also be feeling emotionally dirty or guilty and are trying to wash away the shame. Perhaps you need to confess something.Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, abstergent, adulation, amole, antimasque, audience success, ballet, baptize, bar soap, bath, bath soap, bathe, blandishment, blarney, bomb, broadcast drama, brown soap, bunkum, burlesque show, butter, butter up, cajolement, cajolery, cathartic, charade, cleaner, cleaning agent, cleaning solvent, cleanser, cleansing cream, cliff hanger, closet drama, cold cream, comedy drama, compliment, cream, critical success, daytime serial, dentifrice, depurant, detergent, dialogue, diuretic, documentary drama, douche, drama, dramalogue, dramatic play, dramatic series, duodrama, duologue, emetic, enema, epic theater, experimental theater, extravaganza, eyewash, failure, fair words, fawning, flattery, flop, flush, flush out, gargle, gasser, get around, giveaway, grease, happening, hit, hit show, holystone, honey, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, improvisational drama, incense, irrigate, jolly, kid along, lather, launder, lave, lay it on, legitimate drama, lotion, masque, melodrama, minstrel show, miracle, miracle play, monodrama, monologue, mop, mop up, morality, morality play, mouthwash, music drama, musical revue, mystery, mystery play, nauseant, oil, opera, overdo it, pageant, palaver, panel show, pantomime, pastoral, pastoral drama, piece, play, play up to, playlet, powdered soap, praise, pretty lies, problem play, psychodrama, pumice stone, purgative, purge, purifier, quiz show, radio drama, review, revue, rinse, rinse out, ritually immerse, scour, scrub, scrub up, sensational play, serial, shampoo, show, shower, sitcom, situation comedy, sketch, skit, sluice, sluice out, soap opera, sociodrama, soft soap, soft-soap, soften up, solvent, spectacle, sponge, stage play, stage show, straight drama, string along, stroke, success, suspense drama, swab, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, synthetic detergent, syringe, tableau, tableau vivant, talk show, teleplay, television drama, television play, theater of cruelty, toivel, tooth powder, toothpaste, total theater, tub, variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle, wash, wash out, wash up, wheedling, word-of-mouth success, work
Translate Soap to Spanish, Translate Soap to German, Translate Soap to French
soak through
soak up
soaking up
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Soap bark
soap bubble
soap dish
soap dispenser
soap film
soap flakes
soap opera
soap pad
soap powder
soap tree
soapberry family
Soapberry tree
soapberry vine
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