soap meaning

[ səup ] Pronunciation:   "soap" in a sentence
Noun: soap  sowp
  1. A cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats 
  2. Money offered as a bribe 
  3. Street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
    - scoop, max, liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, goop [N. Amer], Georgia home boy, easy lay, thick
Verb: soap  sowp
  1. Rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
    - lather

Derived forms: soaps, soaping, soaped

See also: saponify, soapy

Type of: backhander [Brit], bribe, bung [Brit], clean, cleaner, cleanse, cleanser, cleansing agent, gamma hydroxybutyrate, GHB, payoff

Encyclopedia: Soap


[American slang]
n. a soap opera.
• She won't schedule anything when her soap is on.
• Soaps are very popular on college campuses these days.


[Architecture]

A brick or tile of normal face dimensions, having a nominal 2-in. (5-cm) thickness.


[Medicine]
Sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft,used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials. n
1 : a cleansing and emulsifying agent made usu. by action of alkali on fat or fatty acids and consisting essentially of sodium or potassium salts of such acids
2 : a salt of a fatty acid and a metal

[Computer]
1. <protocol> Simple Object Access Protocol.

2. <language> Symbolic Optimal Assembly Program.

Examples

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  1. i am tired of his soft soap!
  2. this ( kind of ) soap lathers so nicely.
  3. soap will not lather in sea-water.
  4. this cake of soap will last you about several weeks.
  5. this soap has a delicate, flower like fragrance.

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