- an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard-driven horse; foam; spume.
- a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease.
- something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent: The play was a charming bit of froth.
- to cover with froth: giant waves frothing the sand.
- to cause to foam: to froth egg whites with a whisk.
- to emit like froth: a demagogue frothing his hate.
- to give out froth; foam: frothing at the mouth.
Origin of froth
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Examples from the Web for froth
Their surfaces are a froth of magnetic storms, proportionally more violent than the worst weather on the Sun.The Exoplanet That Wasn’t There
Matthew R. Francis
July 6, 2014
He took a tremendous drink from his cup, the froth sticking to his moustache.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi
January 21, 2014
As a boy, I watched my grandfather create a froth of lather in that cup, and shave himself with a straight razor.Scott Turow: How I Write
October 23, 2013
They need to read tea-leaves, divine the intentions of all and sundry, and work their publics into a froth based on those efforts.The Case For A Less-Guarded Optimism
Emily L. Hauser
July 30, 2013
And judging from reviews, their froth is one element that is saving the show.‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Hits Broadway With Costumes by Colleen Atwood
Misty White Sidell
March 27, 2013
Heap the froth over every apple so as to conceal them entirely.
In damp weather it is sometimes difficult to get the froth stiff.
Why, thy wits are like beer, and do froth up most when they grow sour!The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
At first I only felt bad between the shoulders and spat up some froth.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Then whisk your cream up very well, take off the froth with a spoon, and fill the glasses carefully, as full as they will hold.
- a mass of small bubbles of air or a gas in a liquid, produced by fermentation, detergent, etc
- a mixture of saliva and air bubbles formed at the lips in certain diseases, such as rabies
- trivial ideas, talk, or entertainment
- to produce or cause to produce froth
- (tr) to give out in the form of froth
- (tr) to cover with froth
Word Origin and History for froth
c.1300, from an unrecorded Old English word, or else from Old Norse froða "froth," from Proto-Germanic *freuth-. Old English had afreoðan "to froth," from the same root. The modern derived verb is from late 14c. Related: Frothed; frothing.