1. Lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively.
2. Metaphorically soft
3. Of sound; relatively low in volume
4. Of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as 's' and 'sh').
1. In computing, temporary or changeable. For example, a soft error is a problem from which the system can recover, and a soft patch is a temporary program fix that holds only while the program is running. Compare hard (definition 1).
2. In electronics, characterized by magnetic materials that do not retain their magnetism when a magnetic field is removed. Compare hard (definition 2).
In a soft or gentle manner; softly
A soft object, material, or part