Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “soap”

See all translations


noun [U]  /soʊp/ us  
a substance used with water for washing or cleaning, or a block of this substance: liquid soap


verb [I/T]  /soʊp/ us  
to rub or cover someone or something with soap: [I] He soaped up and then rinsed off.
(Definition of soap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of soap?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “soap”

Definitions of “soap” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More