• (America) IPA: /soʊp/
  • (RP) IPA: /səʊp/


  1. (countable, uncountable) A substance able to mix with both oil and water, used for cleaning, often in the form of a solid bar or in liquid form, derived from fats or made synthetically.
    I tried washing my hands with soap, but the stain wouldn't go away.
  2. (chemistry) A metallic salt derived from a fatty acid
  3. Flattery or excessively complacent conversation.
  4. (slang) Money, specially when used as a bribe.
  5. (countable, informal) A soap opera.
  6. (countable) A solid masonry unit or brick reduced in depth or height from standard dimensions.
Translations Verb

soap (soaps, present participle soaping; past and past participle soaped)

  1. (transitive) To apply soap to in washing.
    Be sure to soap yourself well before rinsing.
  2. (transitive, informal) To cover, lather or in any other form treat with soap, often as a prank.
    Those kids soaped my windows!
  3. (transitive, informal) To be discreet about (a topic).
  4. (slang, dated) To flatter; to wheedle.
Synonyms Translations Related terms
  • (America) IPA: /soʊp/
  • (RP) IPA: /səʊp/
Proper noun
  1. (computing) Acronym of Simple Object Access Protocol A standard Internet protocol for exchanging structured information in a distributed environment.
    The specified system will use SOAP for message exchange.
Related terms Noun

soap (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Acronym of subjective, objective, assessment, and plan

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