What does leather mean?

Definitions for leather
ˈlɛð ərleather

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

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.

  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 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

  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.]

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

How to pronounce leather?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say leather in sign language?

  1. leather

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. Ricardo Montalbán:

    soft Corinthian leather

  2. Ahmed Saadi:

    They come for the carpets and for the leather.

  3. Emo Phillips:

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

  4. Abhijit Das:

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

  5. f.m. Faber Jr.:

    What type of fasteners are used on horseshoes? braided Cotton, wang leather, cotton shoe laces, or velcro?

Images & Illustrations of leather

  1. leatherleatherleatherleatherleather

Popularity rank by frequency of use

leather#1#1913#10000

Translations for leather

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for leather »

Translation

Find a translation for the leather definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these leather definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"leather." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 14 Dec. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/leather>.

Are we missing a good definition for leather? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for leather:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.