- From Simple Object Access Protocol (pee w:Talk:Simple_Object_Access_Protocol, Wikipedia discussion page on SOAP).
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- (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.
- (countable) (colloquial) A soap opera.
Etymology: Middle English sope, saip < Old English sape < West Germanic (dripping thing, resin) < PIE seib-/sib- (to pour out, drip, trickle).
- Dutch: zeep(nl)
- French: savon(fr)m
- German: Seife(de)f
- Italian: sapone(it)m
- Spanish: jabón(es)m
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