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Definition of "lather" []

  • A foam formed by soap or detergent agitated in water, as in washing or shaving. (noun)
  • Froth formed by profuse sweating, as on a horse. (noun)
  • Informal A condition of anxious or heated discomposure; agitation: The students were in a lather over the proposed restrictions. (noun)
  • To spread with or as if with lather. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To give a beating to; whip. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lather" in a sentence
  • "Since my guess is that you are in lather about this because you view ECB's article as an attack! on!"
  • "She was in lather-sweat of fear, and stood trembling pitiably."
  • "The lather is dense, holds up and my skin felt baby soft when I was all toweled off."