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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lather:

latherfretstewsweat
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Lather is sometimes a misspelling of leather.

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Definition of the noun lather

What does lather mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lathers

  1. the froth produced by soaps or detergents
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of lather: soapsuds / suds
    • more generic words: foam / froth = a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    • more specific terms: 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
  2. agitation resulting from active worry
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of lather: fret / stew / sweat / swither
    • more generic word: agitation = a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
  3. a workman who puts up laths
  4. the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: foam / froth = a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

Alternative definition of the noun lather

noun

  1. The foam made by rapidly stirring soap and water.
  2. A state of agitation.

Definition of the verb lather

What does lather mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lathered | lathering | lathers

  1. beat severely with a whip or rod
  2. form a lather
  3. exude sweat or lather
    • example: this unfit horse lathers easily
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic word: froth = exude or expel foam
  4. rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
    • example: Did he lather his foot?
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of lather: soap
    • more generic words: clean / cleanse = clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
    • entailment: lave / wash = cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Alternative definition of the verb lather

verb

  1. [transitive] To cover with lather.
  2. [transitive] To beat or to whip

Music

  1. "Lather" a.k.a. "Läther": ''Läther'', is the sixty-fifth official album by Frank Zappa, released posthumously as a triple album on Rykodisc in 1996.
  2. "Lather" is a song by the American rock band Jefferson Airplane. It is the opening track on the 1968 album Crown of Creation and was the B-Side for the single of the same name.
  3. "Lather" is a musical album of Soap.
  4. "Lather" is a composition.

Phrases with Lather

  1. Lather Up
  2. Lather, rinse, repeat
  3. In a Lather

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Lather

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Google previewHair Research (2012)

Status and Future Aspects; Proceedings of the First International Congress on Hair Research, Hamburg, March 13th–16, 1979 by C.E. Orfanos, W. Montagna, G. Stüttgen

A rich, stable lather is an important property to consumers but it tells little about the ability of a shampoo to remove lipid. It seems clear that the concentration of surfactants could be considerably reduced if efficiency were the sole consideration.

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living (2011)

by Abigail R. Gehring

oils have different qualities; some oils create a creamier lath- Conditioning, Creamy Lather. er, some create a bubbly lather. oils that are high in iodine Moderate Iodine. will produce a softer soap, so be sure to mix with oils that ...

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Usage statistics about lather

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lather:

latherfretstewsweat

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb lather:

soaptrounceflogstraplashslashwhip

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Lather Meaning

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Quotes about Lather

A good lather is half the shave. (William Hone)
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Scrabble value of L1A1T1H4E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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