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lather

lath·er

lather

pronunciation:
lae thr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: foam produced by soap or detergent agitated in water.
synonyms:
foam, froth, spume
similar words:
bubbles, scum, soapsuds, suds
definition 2: foamy sweat, as exuded by a horse during intense exertion.
synonyms:
foam
similar words:
froth, perspiration, spume, sweat
definition 3: (informal) an agitated condition.
She got into a lather preparing for her school exams.
synonyms:
dither, fluster, flutter, fret, sweat, twitter
similar words:
frenzy, funk, fuss, panic, stew, tizzy
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lathered, lathering, lathers
definition 1: to form or be worked into a soapy foam.
synonyms:
foam, froth
similar words:
spume
definition 2: to produce or be covered with foamy sweat.
synonyms:
cream, foam, froth, spume
similar words:
bubble, sweat
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to coat or cover with lather.
synonyms:
soap
similar words:
cream, froth
definition 2: (informal) to beat or whip.
synonyms:
batter, beat, drub, flail, lambaste, maul, pummel, thrash, whip
similar words:
bludgeon, cudgel, flog, horsewhip, lash, strike, wallop
derivations: lathery (adj.), latherer (n.)