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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 ?
The proprietor, knowing that Miss Kenwigs had three sisters, each with two flaxen tails, and all good for sixpence apiece, once a month at least, promptly deserted an old gentleman whom he had just lathered for shaving, and handing him over to the journeyman, (who was not very popular among the ladies, by reason of his obesity and middle age,) waited on the young lady himself.
The old gentleman who had just been lathered, and who was sitting in a melancholy manner with his face turned towards the wall, appeared quite unconscious of this incident, and to be insensible to everything around him in the depth of a reverie--a very mournful one, to judge from the sighs he occasionally vented--in which he was absorbed.
At these words he rose, and put off his frock-coat and cravat, went towards a table on which lay his son's toilet articles, lathered his face, took a razor, and, with a firm hand, cut off the compromising whiskers.
One of the wig-making villains lathered my face for ten terrible minutes and finished by plastering a mass of suds into my mouth.
I love butter on muffins, on crumpets, on peas, and I make homemade bread which is lathered with butter.
It felt very moisturising as soon as it went on, but it still lathered up well.