What does lather mean?

Definitions for lather
ˈlæð ərlath·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lather.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soapsuds, suds, lather(noun)

    the froth produced by soaps or detergents

  2. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither(noun)

    agitation resulting from active worry

    "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"

  3. lather(noun)

    a workman who puts up laths

  4. lather(verb)

    the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)

  5. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce(verb)

    beat severely with a whip or rod

    "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

  6. lather(verb)

    form a lather

    "The shaving cream lathered"

  7. lather(verb)

    exude sweat or lather

    "this unfit horse lathers easily"

  8. soap, lather(verb)

    rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lather(noun)

    foam or froth made by soap moistened with water

    Etymology: [Cf. Leather.]

  2. Lather(noun)

    foam from profuse sweating, as of a horse

    Etymology: [Cf. Leather.]

  3. Lather(noun)

    to spread over with lather; as, to lather the face

    Etymology: [Cf. Leather.]

  4. Lather(verb)

    to form lather, or a froth like lather; to accumulate foam from profuse sweating, as a horse

    Etymology: [Cf. Leather.]

  5. Lather(verb)

    to beat severely with a thong, strap, or the like; to flog

    Etymology: [Cf. Leather.]


  1. Lather

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lather

    lath′ėr, n. a foam or froth made with water and soap: froth from sweat.—v.t. to spread over with lather.—v.i. to form a lather: to become frothy. [A.S. leáðor, lather; Ice. lauðr, foam.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lather in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lather in a Sentence

  1. Paradi Mirmirani:

    Sulfates have been shown to be irritating to eyes and skin in some studies, but just because a shampoo is sulfate-free, that doesn’t mean it’s less likely to irritate: Many sulfate-free shampoos that still lather have other detergents in them.

Images & Illustrations of lather

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