Foams vs Foamy - What's the difference?

foams | foamy |

As a verb foams

is (foam).

As an adjective foamy is

full of foam.




  • (foam)

  • foam



  • A substance composed of a large collection of bubbles or their solidified remains.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Charles T. Ambrose
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  • (by extension) Sea foam; (figuratively) the sea.
  • Derived terms

    * foamy


    (en verb)
  • To form or emit foam.
  • * Bible, Mark ix. 18
  • He foameth , and gnasheth with his teeth.
  • * 1877 , (Anna Sewell), (Black Beauty) Chapter 23[]
  • What I suffered with that rein for four long months in my lady's carriage, it would be hard to describe, but I am quite sure that, had it lasted much longer, either my health or my temper would have given way. Before that, I never knew what it was to foam at the mouth, but now the action of the sharp bit on my tongue and jaw, and the constrained position of my head and throat, always caused me to froth at the mouth more or less.




  • Full of foam.
  • He jumped overboard into the foamy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • * 1715–1720':Tlepolemus, the sun of Hercules, / Led nine swift vessels through the '''foamy seas — Alexander Pope, ''The Iliad
  • * 1831': For busy thoughts the Stream flowed on / In '''foamy agitation — William Wordsworth, ''Yarrow Revisited .
  • Synonyms

    * frothy, spumescent