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lath

 (lăth)
n. pl. laths (lăthz, lăths)
1.
a. A thin strip of wood or metal, usually nailed in rows to framing supports as a substructure for plaster, shingles, slates, or tiles.
b. A building material, such as a sheet of metal mesh, used for similar purposes.
2.
a. A quantity of laths; lathing.
b. Work made with or from lath.
tr.v. lathed, lath·ing, laths
To build, cover, or line with laths.

[Middle English latthe, probably alteration (influenced by Welsh llath, rod) of Old English lætt.]

lath

(lɑːθ)
n, pl laths (lɑːðz; lɑːθs)
1. (Building) one of several thin narrow strips of wood used to provide a supporting framework for plaster, tiles, etc
2. (Building) expanded sheet metal, wire mesh, etc, used to provide backing for plaster or rendering
3. any thin strip of wood
vb
(Building) (tr) to attach laths to (a ceiling, roof, floor, etc)
[Old English lætt; related to Dutch lat, Old High German latta]
ˈlathˌlike adj

lath

(læθ, lɑθ)

n., pl. laths (latz, laths, lätz, läths).
1. a thin, narrow strip of wood, used to form latticework, a backing for plaster or stucco, a support for roofing materials, etc.
2. wire mesh or the like used in place of wooden laths as a backing for plasterwork.
[before 1000; Middle English la(th)the, Old English *læthth-, c. Old High German latta]

lath


Past participle: lathed
Gerund: lathing

Imperative
lath
lath
Present
I lath
you lath
he/she/it laths
we lath
you lath
they lath
Preterite
I lathed
you lathed
he/she/it lathed
we lathed
you lathed
they lathed
Present Continuous
I am lathing
you are lathing
he/she/it is lathing
we are lathing
you are lathing
they are lathing
Present Perfect
I have lathed
you have lathed
he/she/it has lathed
we have lathed
you have lathed
they have lathed
Past Continuous
I was lathing
you were lathing
he/she/it was lathing
we were lathing
you were lathing
they were lathing
Past Perfect
I had lathed
you had lathed
he/she/it had lathed
we had lathed
you had lathed
they had lathed
Future
I will lath
you will lath
he/she/it will lath
we will lath
you will lath
they will lath
Future Perfect
I will have lathed
you will have lathed
he/she/it will have lathed
we will have lathed
you will have lathed
they will have lathed
Future Continuous
I will be lathing
you will be lathing
he/she/it will be lathing
we will be lathing
you will be lathing
they will be lathing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lathing
you have been lathing
he/she/it has been lathing
we have been lathing
you have been lathing
they have been lathing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lathing
you will have been lathing
he/she/it will have been lathing
we will have been lathing
you will have been lathing
they will have been lathing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lathing
you had been lathing
he/she/it had been lathing
we had been lathing
you had been lathing
they had been lathing
Conditional
I would lath
you would lath
he/she/it would lath
we would lath
you would lath
they would lath
Past Conditional
I would have lathed
you would have lathed
he/she/it would have lathed
we would have lathed
you would have lathed
they would have lathed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lath - a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticeworklath - a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
fretwork, latticework, lattice - framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
slat, spline - a thin strip (wood or metal)
Translations

lath

[lɑːθ] N (laths (pl)) [lɑːðz]listón m

lath

[ˈlɑːθ] [laths] (pl) nlatte f

lath

nLatte f; laths pl (= structure)Lattenwerk nt

lath

[lɑːθ] n (laths (pl)) → listello, assicella
References in classic literature ?
But these are all landsmen; of week days pent up in lath and plaster--tied to counters, nailed to benches, clinched to desks.
The attic was also unfinished--the family had been figuring that in case of an emergency they could rent this attic, but they found that there was not even a floor, nothing but joists, and beneath them the lath and plaster of the ceiling below.
He never could go after even a turnip-cart but he must have the swords and guns all scoured up for it, though they was only lath and broomsticks, and you might scour at them till you rotted, and then they warn't worth a mouthful of ashes more than what they was before.
Tom flung off his jacket and trousers, turned a suspender into a belt, raked away some brush behind the rotten log, dis- closing a rude bow and arrow, a lath sword and a tin trumpet, and in a moment had seized these things and bounded away, barelegged, with fluttering shirt.
If thou weren't more a lass than a lad, I'd fell thee this minute, I would; pitiful lath of a crater
Tha'rt as thin as a lath an' as white as a wraith, but there's not a knob on thee.
In place of these, he was equipped with a sword of lath, resembling that with which Harlequin operates his wonders upon the modern stage.
It was a very small stuffy fusty room, with boards, and rafters, and cobwebs, and lath and plaster.
It is so now, and it was so two hundred years ago, only the brioche was not so large, and probably there were to be seen no trellises of lath around the brioche, which constitute an ornament, planted like gardes-fous along the passages that wind towards the little terrace.
Rush up and down and round the world, and come back as thin as a lath with the bad food.
She was head and shoulders taller than the little lawyer, slim as a lath, and yet wonderfully graceful.
A rangy, gangly, Scandinavian youth of a sailor, droop-shouldered, six feet six and slender as a lath, with pallid eyes of palest blue and skin and hair attuned to the same colour scheme, joined Kwaque in his work.