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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.