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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foam  \Foam\,  v.i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Foamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Foaming}.]  [AS.  f?man.  See  {Foam},  n.] 
  1.  To  gather  foam;  to  froth;  as  the  billows  foam. 
 
  He  foameth  and  gnasheth  with  his  teeth.  --Mark  ix 
  18. 
 
  2.  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foam  \Foam\,  v.t. 
  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.''  --Jude  13. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foam  \Foam\,  n.  [OE.  fam,  fom,  AS  f?m;  akin  to  OHG.  &  G.  feim.] 
  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. 
 
  {Foam  cock},  in  steam  boilers,  a  cock  at  the  water  level,  to 
  blow  off  impurities. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foam 
  n  1:  a  mass  of  small  bubbles  formed  in  or  on  a  liquid  [syn:  {froth}] 
  2:  a  lightweight  material  in  cellular  form  made  by  introducing 
  gas  bubbles  during  manufacture 
  v  1:  of  liquids;  "The  boiling  soup  was  frothing"  [syn:  {froth},  {fizz}, 
  {effervesce},  {sparkle}] 
  2:  foam  as  if  boiling;  "a  seething  liquid"  [syn:  {seethe}] 
  3:  make  froth,  become  bubbly;  "The  river  foamed"  [syn:  {froth}, 
  {spume},  {suds}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Foam 
  (Hos.  10:7),  the  rendering  of  _ketseph_,  which  properly  means 
  twigs  or  splinters  (as  rendered  in  the  LXX.  and  marg.  R.V.).  The 
  expression  in  Hosea  may  therefore  be  read,  "as  a  chip  on  the 
  face  of  the  water,"  denoting  the  helplessness  of  the  piece  of 
  wood  as  compared  with  the  irresistable  current. 
 




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