Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Soap


  1. A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by combining fats or oils with alkalies or alkaline earths, usually by boiling, and consists of salts of sodium, potassium, etc., with the fatty acids (oleic, stearic, palmitic, etc.). See the Note below, and cf. Saponification. By extension, any compound of similar composition or properties, whether used as a cleaning agent or not.
  2. To rub or wash over with soap.
  3. To flatter; to wheedle.

Soap Quotations

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
William Osler

My mother, who grew up in Pennsylvania, literally washed my mouth out with soap once for saying, 'Shut up!' to my sister. She would have washed my mouth out with gasoline if she knew how foul my mouth was racially when she wasn't around.
John Piper

If you've ever been to a poetry slam, you know that the highest scoring emotion is self-righteous indignation: how dare you judge me. So in that way, the poem, 'What Teachers Make,' is an absolutely formulaic slam poem designed to allow me to get up on my soap box and say, 'Let me tell you what really makes me angry.'
Taylor Mali

Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit.
Lillie Langtry
More "Soap" Quotations

Soap Translations

soap in Dutch is zeep
soap in Finnish is saippua
soap in French is savon
soap in German is Seife, Seife, abseifen
soap in Italian is sapone
Copyright © 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote