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Definition 1: the froth produced by soaps or detergents - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for lather in the sense of this definition

(lather is a kind of ...) a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

"the beer had a thick head of foam"

(... is a kind of lather ) toiletry consisting of a preparation of soap and fatty acids that forms a rich lather for softening the beard before shaving

Definition 2: the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse) - [noun denoting object]

(lather is a kind of ...) a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

"the beer had a thick head of foam"

Definition 3: a workman who puts up laths - [noun denoting person]

(lather is a kind of ...) an employee who performs manual or industrial labor

Definition 4: agitation resulting from active worry - [noun denoting state]

Samples where lather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't get in a stew
  • he's in a sweat about exams

Synonyms for lather in the sense of this definition

(lather is a kind of ...) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

Definition 5: rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning - [verb of body]

Synonyms for lather in the sense of this definition

(lather is a kind of ...) clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

"clean up before you see your grandparents" "clean your fingernails before dinner"

(lather implies ...) cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Definition 6: exude sweat or lather - [verb of body]

Samples where lather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this unfit horse lathers easily

(lather is a kind of ...) exude or expel foam

"the angry man was frothing at the mouth"

Definition 7: form a lather - [verb of change]

Samples where lather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The shaving cream lathered

(lather is a kind of ...) become bubbly or frothy or foaming

"The boiling soup was frothing" "The river was foaming" "sparkling water"

Definition 8: beat severely with a whip or rod - [verb of contact]

Samples where lather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher often flogged the students
  • The children were severely trounced

Synonyms for lather in the sense of this definition

(lather is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

(... is a kind of lather ) whip

"The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

(... is a kind of lather ) whip with a leather strap

(... is a kind of lather ) whip with a whip intended for horses

(... is a kind of lather ) flog with or as if with a flexible rod

(... is a kind of lather ) flog with a cowhide

(... is a kind of lather ) beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

(... is a kind of lather ) whip with a birch twig

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