lather


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lath·er

 (lăth′ər)
n.
1. A foam formed by soap or detergent agitated in water, as in washing or shaving.
2. Froth formed by profuse sweating, as on a horse.
3. Informal A condition of anxious or heated discomposure; agitation: The students were in a lather over the proposed restrictions.
v. lath·ered, lath·er·ing, lath·ers
v.tr.
1. To spread with or as if with lather.
2. Informal To give a beating to; whip.
v.intr.
1. To produce lather; foam.
2. To become coated with lather.

[Probably from Middle English latheren, to wash or soak clothes, from Old English lēthran, to cover with lather; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

lath′er·er n.
lath′er·y adj.

lather

(ˈlɑːðə; ˈlæ-)
n
1. foam or froth formed by the action of soap or a detergent in water
2. foam formed by other liquid, such as the sweat of a horse
3. informal a state of agitation or excitement
vb
4. to coat or become coated with lather
5. (intr) to form a lather
[Old English lēathor soap; related to Old Norse lauthr foam]
ˈlathery adj

lath•er

(ˈlæð ər)
n.
1. foam or froth made by a detergent, esp. soap, stirred or rubbed in water.
2. foam or froth formed in profuse sweating, as on a horse.
3. Informal. a state of excitement, agitation, or the like.
v.i.
4. to form a lather: a soap that lathers well.
5. to become covered with lather, as a horse.
v.t.
6. to apply lather to; cover with lather.
7. Informal. to beat or whip.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English lēathor soap]
lath′er•er, n.
lath′er•y, adj.

lather


Past participle: lathered
Gerund: lathering

Imperative
lather
lather
Present
I lather
you lather
he/she/it lathers
we lather
you lather
they lather
Preterite
I lathered
you lathered
he/she/it lathered
we lathered
you lathered
they lathered
Present Continuous
I am lathering
you are lathering
he/she/it is lathering
we are lathering
you are lathering
they are lathering
Present Perfect
I have lathered
you have lathered
he/she/it has lathered
we have lathered
you have lathered
they have lathered
Past Continuous
I was lathering
you were lathering
he/she/it was lathering
we were lathering
you were lathering
they were lathering
Past Perfect
I had lathered
you had lathered
he/she/it had lathered
we had lathered
you had lathered
they had lathered
Future
I will lather
you will lather
he/she/it will lather
we will lather
you will lather
they will lather
Future Perfect
I will have lathered
you will have lathered
he/she/it will have lathered
we will have lathered
you will have lathered
they will have lathered
Future Continuous
I will be lathering
you will be lathering
he/she/it will be lathering
we will be lathering
you will be lathering
they will be lathering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lathering
you have been lathering
he/she/it has been lathering
we have been lathering
you have been lathering
they have been lathering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lathering
you will have been lathering
he/she/it will have been lathering
we will have been lathering
you will have been lathering
they will have been lathering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lathering
you had been lathering
he/she/it had been lathering
we had been lathering
you had been lathering
they had been lathering
Conditional
I would lather
you would lather
he/she/it would lather
we would lather
you would lather
they would lather
Past Conditional
I would have lathered
you would have lathered
he/she/it would have lathered
we would have lathered
you would have lathered
they would have lathered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lather - the froth produced by soaps or detergentslather - the froth produced by soaps or detergents
shaving cream, shaving soap - toiletry consisting of a preparation of soap and fatty acids that forms a rich lather for softening the beard before shaving
foam, froth - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam"
2.lather - agitation resulting from active worrylather - agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
3.lather - a workman who puts up laths
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
4.lather - the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
foam, froth - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam"
Verb1.lather - beat severely with a whip or rodlather - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
flagellate, scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
leather - whip with a leather strap
horsewhip - whip with a whip intended for horses
switch - flog with or as if with a flexible rod
cowhide - flog with a cowhide
cat - beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
birch - whip with a birch twig
2.lather - form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"
effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle - become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"
3.lather - exude sweat or lather; "this unfit horse lathers easily"
froth - exude or expel foam; "the angry man was frothing at the mouth"
4.lather - rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

lather

noun
1. froth, soap, bubbles, foam, suds, soapsuds He wiped of the lather with a towel.
2. (Informal) fluster, state (informal), sweat, fever, fuss, flap (informal), stew (informal), dither (chiefly Brit.), twitter (informal), tizzy (informal), pother 'I'm not going to get into a lather over this defeat,' said the manager.
verb
1. froth, soap, foam The shampoo lathers so much it's difficult to rinse it all out.

lather

noun
1. A mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid:
2. Moisture excreted through the pores of the skin:
3. Informal. A state of discomposure:
Informal: stew.
verb
1. To form or cause to form foam:
2. To excrete moisture through the pores of the skin:
Translations
رَغْوَهعَرَق أو رَغوَه عل رقَبَة الحِصان
pěna
skum
écumemoussemousse de savon
nasapunjatisapunicasapunjati
szappanhabtajték
sápa; froîasviti
putasziepju putas
piana mydlana
nasapunjatisapunicasapunjatiнасапуњатисапуница
köpüksabun köpürmeksabunlamak

lather

[ˈlæðəʳ]
A. Nespuma f; [of sweat] → sudor m
the horse was in a latherel caballo estaba empapado en sudor
to be in/get into a lather (about sth)estar/ponerse frenético (por algo)
B. VT [+ one's face] → enjabonarse
C. VIhacer espuma

lather

[ˈlɑːðər]
nmousse f (de savon)
to get in a lather over sth (= get agitated) → se faire une montagne de qch
I'm not going to get into a lather over this defeat → Je ne vais pas me faire une montagne de cette défaite.
to work o.s. up into a lather over sth → se faire une montagne de qch
vtsavonner
vimousser

lather

n(Seifen)schaum m; (= sweat)Schweiß m; work the soap into a rich latherdie Seife zum Schäumen bringen; to get or work oneself up into a lather (about something) (inf)sich (→ über etw acc) → aufregen, (→ wegen etw dat) → durchdrehen (inf)
vischäumen

lather

[ˈlɑːðəʳ]
1. n (soap) → schiuma (di sapone)
in a lather of sweat → tutto/a sudato/a
the horse was in a lather → il cavallo era coperto di sudore
in a lather (fig) → tutto affannato/a or scalmanato/a
2. vt (one's face) → insaponarsi, insaponare
3. vi (soap) → far schiuma

lather

(ˈlaːðə) noun
1. foam made up of soap bubbles. Add the soap to the water and work up a good lather.
2. a foam of sweat appearing eg on a horse's neck.

lather

n. jabonadura, espuma de jabón.
References in classic literature ?
He rose once to the surface in a lather of foam and blood and then sank again for good.
I once prevailed on the barber to give me some of the suds or lather, out of which I picked forty or fifty of the strongest stumps of hair.
The one with the basin approached, and with arch composure and impudence, thrust it under Don Quixote's chin, who, wondering at such a ceremony, said never a word, supposing it to be the custom of that country to wash beards instead of hands; he therefore stretched his out as far as he could, and at the same instant the jug began to pour and the damsel with the soap rubbed his beard briskly, raising snow-flakes, for the soap lather was no less white, not only over the beard, but all over the face, and over the eyes of the submissive knight, so that they were perforce obliged to keep shut.
Mariette turned back to Penelope in a lather, and looked at Jacquelin as if she would say, "Mademoiselle has put her hand on a husband THIS time.
Meanwhile the mares of Neleus, all in a lather with sweat, were bearing Nestor out of the fight, and with him Machaon shepherd of his people.
A berg that seemed ready to carry the world before it would ground helplessly in deep water, reel over, and wallow in a lather of foam and mud and flying frozen spray, while a much smaller and lower one would rip and ride into the flat floe, flinging tons of ice on either side, and cutting a track half a mile long before it was stopped.
And there I stood in a breathless lather, much time and strength thrown away together; and the candle burning down for nothing in that little lofty window; and the running water swirling noisily over its stones at my back.
Why he had to go he did not know; but after his after-dinner nap he gave orders to saddle Mars, an extremely vicious gray stallion that had not been ridden for a long time, and when he returned with the horse all in a lather, he informed Lavrushka
She thought it good for them to see that she could make an excellent lather while she corrected their blunders "without looking,"-- that a woman with her sleeves tucked up above her elbows might know all about the Subjunctive Mood or the Torrid Zone--that, in short, she might possess "education" and other good things ending in "tion," and worthy to be pronounced emphatically, without being a useless doll.
Presently she emerged and gave herself into the hands of the slave girl, who rubbed the body of her mistress with a sweet smelling semi-liquid substance contained in a golden urn, until the glowing skin was covered with a foamy lather, then a quick plunge into the pool, a drying with soft towels, and the bath was over.
As he prepared to make the first stroke of the razor, most of his face white with lather, he noticed a dark patch of skin on his forehead just between the eye-brows and above.
He stared at the sleek horse flecked with lather between his haunches and on his neck, where the harness rubbed, stared at Ivan the coachman sitting beside him, and remembered that he was expecting his brother, thought that his wife was most likely uneasy at his long absence, and tried to guess who was the visitor who had come with his brother.