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. Ron Vara:

    Only the Chinese can turn a leather sofa into an acid bath, a baby crib into a lethal weapon, and a cell phone battery into heart-piercing shrapnel.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Chocolate gold You are the chocolate gold of high quality leather the sweetest candy in the world, golden highlights on the skin like the shining dawn of romance, after a wild passionate night of love. Touching you, I touch the dream, the divine fire, the perfection, the cherished dream of my ideal. The goddess of all goddesses is the empress of all empresses. There is only one thought in your head, when you are near, aggressively and voraciously waiting and still want more. You're so sexy that I start to moan with excitement and love. Your charm as a fragrance of very expensive perfume from the most powerful pheromones. Oh baby I want you every second. My sexual organ is so much excited that I really want and love. I dream about someone like you since childhood. You sound overly sexy, your beauty in itself masterfully seduces and inevitably falls in love. You are simply divine; you are simply luxurious, royally beautiful. Your skin color is the most unique color in the universe, it is so seductively sexy and as if screaming about burning passion, it is a powerful bait for the male sex. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Uma Thurman:

    I was standing there in my full black leather outfit – boots, pants, jacket, and I was so hot and I said, ‘This is ridiculous, what are you doing?’ And he was getting very flustered and mad and he jumped up and ran out.

  4. Bette Davis, "The Lonely Life"(1962). Chapter Four.:

    The out-of-work actor wears out more than shoe leather. The very sensibilities that make him an artist are shattered by the disregard he is shown as a human being.

  5. Stella McCartney:

    There has never been a time when we have had more hope in ending fashion's use of fur and leather - a practice that is cruel to the animals and harmful to the planet.

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