Foams vs Roams - What's the difference?

foams | roams |

As verbs the difference between foams and roams

is that foams is (foam) while roams is (roam).




  • (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
  • , title= Alzheimer’s Disease , volume=101, issue=3, page=200, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam , a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.}}
  • (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.




  • (roam)
  • Anagrams

    * *




    (en verb)
  • To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.
  • * 2013 , Daniel Taylor, Jack Wilshere scores twice to ease Arsenal to victory over Marseille'' (in ''The Guardian , 26 November 2013)[]
  • Wilshere had started as a left-footed right-winger, coming in off the flank, but he and Özil both had the licence to roam . Tomas Rosicky was not tied down to one spot either and, with Ramsey breaking forward as well as Olivier Giroud's considerable presence, Marseille were overwhelmed from the moment Bacary Sagna's first touch of the night sent Wilshere running clear.
  • (intransitive, computing, telecommunications) To use a network or service from different locations or devices.
  • To or wander over.
  • * (John Milton)
  • And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}


    * (wander freely) err, shrithe, wander



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