What does leather mean?

Definitions for leather
ˈlɛð ərleather

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

GCIDE

  1. leather(a.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. leather(Noun)

    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. leather(Noun)

    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. leather(Noun)

    (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. leather(Noun)

    (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. leather(Noun)

    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. leather(Verb)

    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. leather(Verb)

    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. leather(Adjective)

    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. leather(Adjective)

    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. Leather(noun)

    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. Leather(noun)

    the skin

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

  3. Leather(verb)

    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.

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 for leather »

  1. Tar Heel

  2. haltere

  3. lethera

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How to say leather in sign language?

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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. Emo Phillips:

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

  2. David Beckham:

    He steals something from my wardrobe every single day, i had a pair of Saint Laurent leather trousers that I had never worn, and Brooklyn found them and wore them and is still wearing them. Those trousers were my trousers and they're definitely not anymore.

  3. Fabrice Goffin:

    The robot itself is a meter 20 high, so it is not like Arnold Schwarzenegger with a leather jacket and an 'I will be back' robot, it is a quite nice robot and the reactions are positive for the moment.

  4. Lucy Skinner:

    I have been working on some experimental tanning to create replicas of the individual scales, the ancient methods used for making this type of leather are not really well understood. Materials will invariably change chemically and physically after being buried for thousands of years, so there are a lot of complicated scientific processes involved in finding these things out.

  5. Abhijit Das:

    If the deal is implemented, India's exports of products like textile and leather will be severely affected.

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