What does leather mean?

Definitions for leather
ˈlɛð ərleather

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leatherverb

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

  2. leatherverb

    whip with a leather strap

GCIDE

  1. leatheradjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. leathernoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. leathernoun

    A piece of the above used for polishing.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. leathernoun

    (colloquialism) A cricket ball or football.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. leathernoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. leathernoun

    A good defensive play

    Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. leatherverb

    To cover with leather.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. leatherverb

    To strike forcefully.

    He leathered the ball all the way down the street.

    Etymology: 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.

  8. leatheradjective

    Made of leather.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. leatheradjective

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

    Etymology: 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 Dictionary

  1. Leathernoun

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

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

  2. Leathernoun

    the skin

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

  3. Leatherverb

    to beat, as with a thong of leather

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leather

    leth′ėr, n. the prepared skin of an animal, tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed.—adj. consisting of leather.—ns. Leath′er-cloth, a textile fabric coated on one face with certain mixtures of a flexible nature when dry, so as to resemble leather—called also American leather-cloth, or simply American cloth; Leath′er-coat (Shak.), an apple with a rough coat or rind, the golden russet; Leatherette′, cloth or paper made to look like leather; Leath′er-head, a blockhead: an Australian bird with a bare head—called also Monk and Friar: Leath′ering, a thrashing; Leath′er-jack′et, one of various fishes; Leath′er-knife, a knife of curved form for cutting leather.—adj. Leath′ern, made or consisting of leather.—p.adj. Leath′er-winged (Spens.), having wings like leather.—adj. Leath′ery, resembling leather: tough.—Fair leather, leather not artificially coloured; Morocco leather (see Morocco); Patent leather, leather with a finely varnished surface—also Japanned or Lacquered leather; Russia leather, a fine brownish-red leather with a characteristic odour; Split leather, leather split by a machine, for trunk-covers, &c.; White leather, tawed leather, having its natural colour. [A.S. leðer, leather; Dut. and Ger. leder.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. leather

    See LATHER.

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  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 for leather »

  1. Tar Heel

  2. haltere

  3. lethera

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leather in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of leather in a Sentence

  1. Lucy Skinner:

    It was possible to see abrasion along the edges of the leather scales, meaning that the armor had seen considerable use. That suggests that Tutankhamun had worn it, and that perhaps he had even seen battle.

  2. Emo Phillips:

    Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.

  3. Jessie Holeva:

    Watches are the number one symbol of luxury, so for Apple to create a watch that fits both tech and luxury is brilliant, it is nice to see leather and metal wrist band options, which makes the watch less sporty and more glam.I love that there are so many different customizable metal options, and I especially fell for the rose gold. The different types of bands are great for those who prefer a more sleek style watch to those who want a more classic feel. Although I don't go for the sporty styles, it is similar to brands like Toy that make watches poolside-ready with a rubber band.

  4. James Roche:

    I didn't socialize with Judge Kavanaugh, judge Kavanaugh would come home and Judge Kavanaugh was incoherent, stumbling, Judge Kavanaugh would sometimes be singing, Judge Kavanaugh occasionally would wear this -- I think it was an old leather football helmet -- and Judge Kavanaugh would throw up, and then in the morning would have a lot of trouble getting out of bed.

  5. Anthony Sampson:

    In Britain, the segregated world of public schools crops up in all kinds of institutions A boy can pass from Eton to the Guards to the Middle Temple to Parliament and still retain the same male world of leather armchairs, teak tables and nicknames. They need never deal closely with other kinds of people, and some never do.

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