bubble

A bubble is a floating ball of air. You can also blow a bubble with gum. If you’re in your own little bubble, you’re living in a fantasy, separated from the rest of the world by a thin layer of your imagination.

Whether you're blowing bubbles in the park or enjoying a bubble bath, those physical bubbles are made of liquid and gas. If something bubbles up, it comes to the surface. That can be an actual bubble or a just a feeling. A bubble can also be an idea that won’t work either because it’s a fantasy or because it’s an uncontrollable scheme, like a housing or economic bubble. The thing about bubbles is that they burst.

Primary Meanings of bubble

1.
nv
a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
form, produce, or emit bubbles
2.
n
an impracticable and illusory idea
3.
n
a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
Full Definitions of bubble
1

n a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)

Types:
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air bubble
a bubble of air
foam, froth
a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
soap bubble
a bubble formed by a thin soap film
shaving foam
toiletry consisting of a liquid preparation containing many small bubbles that soften the beard before shaving
head
the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container
lather
the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
lather, soapsuds, suds
the froth produced by soaps or detergents
spume
foam or froth on the sea
white water, whitewater
frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls
Type of:
globule
a small globe or ball

n a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic

Type of:
covering
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

v form, produce, or emit bubbles

“The soup was bubbling
Types:
effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
become bubbly or frothy or foaming
lather
form a lather
seethe
foam as if boiling
Type of:
breathe, emit, pass off
expel (gases or odors)

v expel gas from the stomach

Synonyms:
belch, burp, eruct
Type of:
breathe, emit, pass off
expel (gases or odors)

v cause to form bubbles

bubble gas through a liquid”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles

bubble to the surface”
Type of:
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
move upward

v flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

Synonyms:
babble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple
gurgle
make sounds similar to gurgling water
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound
2

n an impracticable and illusory idea

“he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble
Type of:
fancy, fantasy, illusion, phantasy
something many people believe that is false
3

n a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control

“a real estate bubble
Synonyms:
house of cards
Type of:
scheme, strategy
an elaborate and systematic plan of action

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