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lath

strip of wood
Not to be confused with:
lathe – machine for shaping material

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
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They have but to cross what was once the vineyard, belonging to what was once the Monastery, to come into the narrow back lane wherein stands the crazy wooden house of two low stories currently known as the Travellers' Twopenny:- a house all warped and distorted, like the morals of the travellers, with scant remains of a lattice-work porch over the door, and also of a rustic fence before its stamped-out garden; by reason of the travellers being so bound to the premises by a tender sentiment (or so fond of having a fire by the roadside in the course of the day), that they can never be persuaded or threatened into departure, without violently possessing themselves of some wooden forget-me-not, and bearing it off.
Now as the Princess walked daily in the green forest, hearing the wind singing in the branches and seeing the sunlight filter through the lattice-work of green leaves, there came unto her thoughts that had lain asleep in the stifling air of the cottage and the weariness of guiding the plough.
The piece of ordnance referred to, was mounted in a separate fortress, constructed of lattice-work. It was protected from the weather by an ingenious little tarpaulin contrivance in the nature of an umbrella.
On either side extended a ruinous wooden fence of open lattice-work, through which could be seen a grassy yard, and, especially in the angles of the building, an enormous fertility of burdocks, with leaves, it is hardly an exaggeration to say, two or three feet long.
To go on with my story; the courtyard of our prison was overlooked by the windows of the house belonging to a wealthy Moor of high position; and these, as is usual in Moorish houses, were rather loopholes than windows, and besides were covered with thick and close lattice-work. It so happened, then, that as I was one day on the terrace of our prison with three other comrades, trying, to pass away the time, how far we could leap with our chains, we being alone, for all the other Christians had gone out to work, I chanced to raise my eyes, and from one of these little closed windows I saw a reed appear with a cloth attached to the end of it, and it kept waving to and fro, and moving as if making signs to us to come and take it.
The shawl in which she had been loosely muffled dropped onto her chair when she advanced to us; and as she turned to resume her seat, we could not help noticing that her dress didn't nearly meet up the back and that the open space was railed across with a lattice-work of stay-lace--like a summer-house.
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And the top of the High Mound is crowned with a lattice-work Arbour, in which, if you don't read out loud many a book in the summer, ay, and as a friend, drop many a time into poetry too, it shan't be my fault.
On descending, we saw through the lattice-work several boats which were gradually becoming more distinct to our view.
The South Stand was renamed the Roker End in tribute to the club's former home and decorated with mock lattice-work reminiscent of Roker Park and a "captain's mural" beneath the terracing.
The multi-coloured lattice-work on the left reflects Singapore's rich and diverse cultural tapestry.
Her Majesty's gown was created using the finest white Duchesse satin, embroidered in a lattice-work effect and was encrusted with seed pearls, sequins, and crystals.