lather definition

  • noun:
    • A foam created by detergent or detergent agitated in water, as with washing or shaving.
    • Froth formed by profuse sweating, as on a horse.
    • Informal a disorder of nervous or hot discomposure; agitation: The students had been in a lather across recommended limitations.
    • The foam created by rapidly stirring water and soap.
    • a situation of agitation.
    • Foam or froth produced by detergent moistened with liquid.
    • Foam from profuse sweating, as of a horse.
    • Foam, froth, or suds made of detergent moistened with liquid, as by a brush for shaving.
    • Foam or froth formed in profuse sweating, since a horse.
    • A work-man whom places up laths for plaster-work.
    • A dialectal variant of ladder.
    • a workman who sets up laths
    • the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
    • the froth generated by soaps or detergents
    • agitation caused by active worry
  • verb-transitive:
    • To distribute with or just as if with lather.
    • Informal To give a beating to; whip.
    • To spread-over with lather.
    • to conquer seriously with a thong, band, or perhaps the love; to flog.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to make lather; foam.
    • to be coated with lather.
    • to create lather, or a froth like lather; to amass foam from profuse sweating, as a horse.
  • verb:
    • To cover with lather.
    • To beat or to whip.
    • rub detergent all-over, often aided by the function of cleaning
    • type a lather
    • exude perspiration or lather
    • beat seriously with a whip or pole
  • others:
    • to make a foam or suds, as soap and water; be froth or frothy matter.
    • To distribute lather on or higher; apply lather to, while the face in shaving.
    • To flog; fabric.

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