Definitions for leatherˈlɛð ər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. leather(verb)

    an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

  2. leather(verb)

    whip with a leather strap

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  1. leather(a.)

    Of, pertaining to or made of leather; consisting of leather; as, a black leather jacket.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. leather(Noun)

    A tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used e.g. for clothing.

  2. leather(Noun)

    A piece of the above used for polishing.

  3. leather(Noun)

    (colloquialism) A cricket ball or football.

  4. leather(Noun)

    (plural: leathers) clothing made from the skin of animals, often worn by motorcycle riders.

  5. leather(Noun)

    A good defensive play

    Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.

  6. leather(Verb)

    To cover with leather.

  7. leather(Verb)

    To strike forcefully.

    He leathered the ball all the way down the street.

  8. leather(Adjective)

    Made of leather.

  9. leather(Adjective)

    Referring to one who wears leather clothing (motorcycle jacket, chaps over 501 jeans, boots), especially as a sign of sadomasochistic homosexuality.

  10. Origin: leþer, from leþran (compare West Frisian leare, leder, Leder, Swedish läder), from *letrom (compare lledr, lethar), from pre-Celtic *péltrom, from pel- 'to beat'. More at anvil.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Leather(noun)

    the skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively

  2. Leather(noun)

    the skin

  3. Leather(verb)

    to beat, as with a thong of leather

  4. Origin: [OE. lether, AS. leer; akin to D. leder, ler, G. leder, OHG. ledar, Icel. ler, Sw. lder, Dan. lder.]

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  1. Leather

    Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leather' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3819

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leather' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3440

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leather' in Nouns Frequency: #1511

Anagrams of leather »

  1. Tar Heel

  2. haltere

  3. lethera


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