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leath·er

 (lĕth′ər)
n.
1. The dressed or tanned hide of an animal.
2. Any of various articles or parts made of dressed or tanned hide, such as a boot or strap.
3. The flap of a dog's ear.
tr.v. leath·ered, leath·er·ing, leath·ers
1. To cover wholly or in part with the dressed or tanned hide of an animal.
2. Informal To beat with a strap made of hide.
adj.
1. Made of, relating to, or resembling dressed or tanned animal hide.
2. Slang Of or relating to the wearing of leather, or patronized by people who wear leather, especially as a sexual fetish: a leather bar.

[Middle English lether, from Old English lether- (as in letherhose, leather pants).]

leather

(ˈlɛðə)
n
1.
a. a material consisting of the skin of an animal made smooth and flexible by tanning, removing the hair, etc
b. (as modifier): leather goods. coriaceousleathern
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) leather clothes, esp as worn by motorcyclists
3. (Zoology) the flap of a dog's ear
vb (tr)
4. to cover with leather
5. to whip with or as if with a leather strap
[Old English lether- (in compound words); related to Old High German leder, Old Norse lethr-]

leath•er

(ˈlɛð ər)
n.
1. the skin of an animal with the hair removed and prepared by tanning or a similar process to preserve it and make it pliable or supple when dry.
2. an article made of this material.
adj.
3. pertaining to, made of, or resembling leather.
4. Slang.
a. designating or pertaining to a person who wears leather clothing as a sign of rough masculinity, esp. a homosexual.
b. catering to such persons: gay leather bars.
v.t.
5. to cover or furnish with leather.
6. Informal. to beat with a leather strap.
[before 1000; Middle English lether, Old English lether-, c. Old Saxon lethar, Old High German ledar, Old Norse lethr, Middle Irish lethar]

leather


Past participle: leathered
Gerund: leathering

Imperative
leather
leather
Present
I leather
you leather
he/she/it leathers
we leather
you leather
they leather
Preterite
I leathered
you leathered
he/she/it leathered
we leathered
you leathered
they leathered
Present Continuous
I am leathering
you are leathering
he/she/it is leathering
we are leathering
you are leathering
they are leathering
Present Perfect
I have leathered
you have leathered
he/she/it has leathered
we have leathered
you have leathered
they have leathered
Past Continuous
I was leathering
you were leathering
he/she/it was leathering
we were leathering
you were leathering
they were leathering
Past Perfect
I had leathered
you had leathered
he/she/it had leathered
we had leathered
you had leathered
they had leathered
Future
I will leather
you will leather
he/she/it will leather
we will leather
you will leather
they will leather
Future Perfect
I will have leathered
you will have leathered
he/she/it will have leathered
we will have leathered
you will have leathered
they will have leathered
Future Continuous
I will be leathering
you will be leathering
he/she/it will be leathering
we will be leathering
you will be leathering
they will be leathering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been leathering
you have been leathering
he/she/it has been leathering
we have been leathering
you have been leathering
they have been leathering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been leathering
you will have been leathering
he/she/it will have been leathering
we will have been leathering
you will have been leathering
they will have been leathering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been leathering
you had been leathering
he/she/it had been leathering
we had been leathering
you had been leathering
they had been leathering
Conditional
I would leather
you would leather
he/she/it would leather
we would leather
you would leather
they would leather
Past Conditional
I would have leathered
you would have leathered
he/she/it would have leathered
we would have leathered
you would have leathered
they would have leathered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanningleather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
piece of leather - a separate part consisting of leather
animal skin - the outer covering of an animal
grain - the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
alligator - leather made from alligator's hide
buckskin - a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin
buff - a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen
ooze leather - a very soft leather made from the skins of calves and having a suede finish on the flesh side
Russia leather - a smooth leather tanned with willow, birch, or oak, and scented on the flesh side with birch oil
calfskin, calf - fine leather from the skin of a calf
whit leather, white leather - a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt
chammy, chammy leather, chamois, chamois leather, shammy, shammy leather - a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
cordovan - a fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain
cowhide, cowskin - leather made from the hide of a cow
crush, crushed leather - leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
deerskin - leather from the hide of a deer
doeskin - soft leather from deerskin or lambskin
glove leather - leather suitable for making gloves
horsehide - leather from the hide of a horse
kidskin, kid - soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; "kid gloves"
mocha - soft suede glove leather from goatskin
morocco - a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
patent leather - leather with a hard glossy surface
pigskin - leather from the skin of swine
sheepskin, fleece - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
shoe leather - leather used to make shoes
suede, suede leather - leather with a napped surface
roan - a soft sheepskin leather that is colored and finished to resemble morocco; used in bookbinding
Verb1.leather - whip with a leather strap
flog, lash, lather, trounce, welt, whip, slash, strap - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

leather

noun skin, hide, pelt a sleeveless jacket made of leather
verb hit, beat, strike, belt (informal), pound, break, knock, punch, batter, bruise, lash, thrash, lick (informal), flog, pelt, clobber, thwack, lambast(e), lay one on (slang), drub They leathered me because they thought I could tell them where she'd gone.
Related words
adjective coriaceous, leathern
Translations
جِلْدٌ مَدْبُوغٌجِلْد، جِلْدي
kůžekožený
læderlæder-
ledo
nahkanahkakuulanahkavaatteetsäämiskä
koža
bőr
leîur
가죽
odastandus
āda
kožený
usnjekoža
läder
หนัง
da thuộc

leather

[ˈleðəʳ]
A. N
1. (= hide) → cuero m, piel f
2. (= washleather) → gamuza f
3. leathers (for motorcyclist) → ropa f de cuero
B. VT (= thrash) → zurrar
C. CPDde cuero, de piel
leather goods NPLartículos mpl de cuero
leather jacket Ncazadora f de cuero or de piel

leather

[ˈlɛðər]
ncuir m
modif [garment, shoes] → en cuir, de cuir
a black leather jacket → un blouson en cuir noir, un blouson de cuir noir
leather goods → maroquinerie f, articles mpl en cuir

leather

nLeder nt; leathers (for motorbike) → Lederzeug nt
adjLeder-, ledern; leather beltLedergürtel m; leather goodsLederwaren pl; leather jacketLederjacke f; leather shoesLederschuhe pl
vt (inf)versohlen (inf), → ein paar überziehen (+dat) (inf)

leather

[ˈlɛðəʳ]
1. n (hide, soft) → pelle f; (hard) → cuoio; (wash leather) → pelle di daino
2. adj (see n) → di or in pelle, di or in cuoio
leather goods → (articoli di) pelletteria

leather

(ˈleðə) noun, adjective
(of) the skin of an animal prepared for making clothes, luggage etc. shoes made of leather; a leather jacket/case.
ˈleathery adjective
like leather, especially tough. The plant had broad, leathery leaves.

leather

جِلْدٌ مَدْبُوغٌ kůže læder Leder δέρμα piel nahka cuir koža pelle 가죽 leder lær skóra couro выделанная кожа läder หนัง deri da thuộc 皮革

leather

n. cuero, piel curtida.
References in classic literature ?
No gentleman were admitted, so Jo played male parts to her heart's content and took immense satisfaction in a pair of russet leather boots given her by a friend, who knew a lady who knew an actor.
Raking the samples of col- lar fasteners off the counter into a black leather bag, he ran.
He wore a sombrero hat, with a wide leather band and a bright buckle, and the ends of his moustache were twisted up stiffly, like little horns.
One of the most conspicuous of the chiefs who fought in the battle of Miami assured the writer, that the red men could not fight the warriors with "long knives and leather stockings"; meaning the dragoons with their sabers and boots.
In front is a leather rack, in which to keep your speaking trumpet, pipe, telescope, and other nautical conveniences.
Slabs of ivory, leather straps, pads, screws, and various tools of all sorts lying about the bench.
With the millions of dollars a week that poured in upon it, it was reaching out for the control of other interests, railroads and trolley lines, gas and electric light franchises--it already owned the leather and the grain business of the country.
Why, not a cruel man, exactly, but a man of leather,--a man alive to nothing but trade and profit,--cool, and unhesitating, and unrelenting, as death and the grave.
Sir Ozana's sad- dle was hung about with leather hat boxes, and every time he overcame a wandering knight he swore him into my service and fitted him with a plug and made him wear it.
We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
He slept on doorsteps in fine weather and in empty hogsheads in wet; he did not have to go to school or to church, or call any being master or obey anybody; he could go fishing or swimming when and where he chose, and stay as long as it suited him; nobody forbade him to fight; he could sit up as late as he pleased; he was always the first boy that went barefoot in the spring and the last to resume leather in the fall; he never had to wash, nor put on clean clothes; he could swear wonderfully.
I was spying out from under the shade of my hat brim, searching the floor for leather.