Definitions for: Lather

[n] the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
[n] the froth produced by soaps or detergents
[n] a workman who puts up laths
[n] agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
[v] rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
[v] form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"
[v] cover with soap
[v] beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

Webster (1913) Definition: Lath"er, n. [AS. le['a][eth]or niter, in
le['a][eth]orwyrt soapwort; cf. Icel. lau?r; perh. akin to E.
1. Foam or froth made by soap moistened with water.

2. Foam from profuse sweating, as of a horse.

Lath"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lathered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Lathering.] [AS. l[=e][eth]rian to lather, anoint. See
Lather, n. ]
To spread over with lather; as, to lather the face.

Lath"er, v. i.
To form lather, or a froth like lather; to accumulate foam
from profuse sweating, as a horse.

Lath"er, v. t. [Cf. Leather.]
To beat severely with a thong, strap, or the like; to flog.

Synonyms: flog, fret, lash, slash, soap, soap, soapsuds, stew, strap, suds, sweat, swither, trounce, welt, whip

See Also: agitation, beat, beat up, birch, cat, clean, cleanse, cover, cowhide, flagellate, foam, foam, froth, froth, horsewhip, lave, scourge, shaving cream, shaving soap, spume, suds, switch, wash, work over, working man, working person, workman

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