sponge - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of a soft artificial or natural substance that is used for taking liquid into itself, for cleaning things, or for washing yourself
    1. a.
      a sea animal whose light soft body is used for washing or cleaning things
  2. 2
    [countable] informal a sponger
  3. 3
    [singular] British a wash with a sponge

    You need to give your whole body a thorough sponge.

  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] British sponge cake