Synonyms for lather

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : lath -er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlæð ər

Top 10 synonyms for lather Other synonyms for the word lather

Définition of lather

Origin :
  • Old English lauþr "foam, washing soda," from Proto-Germanic *lauþran (cf. Old Norse lauðr "washing soap, foam"), from PIE *loutro- (cf. Gaulish lautron, Old Irish loathar "bathing tub," Greek louein "to bathe," Latin lavere "to wash"), which is from root *leu(e)- "to wash" + instrumentative suffix *-tro-. The modern noun might be a 16c. redevelopment from the verb. Meaning "violent perspiration" (especially of horses) is from 1650s. Meaning "state of agitation" (such as induces sweating) is from 1839.
  • noun bubbles
  • noun commotion, fuss
  • verb cause to bubble
Example sentences :
  • It was a heart-tearing thing to see her run to the point of lather and then keep on.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • You get up to soothe them and find them in a lather of sweat and scared to a tremble.
  • Extract from : « Ranching, Sport and Travel » by Thomas Carson
  • When Emil alighted at the Shabatas' gate, his horse was in a lather.
  • Extract from : « O Pioneers! » by Willa Cather
  • The horse was not winded, but it trembled and reeked with sweat and lather.
  • Extract from : « Lorraine » by Robert W. Chambers
  • He was borne up the seas; he slid down the seas in a lather of white foam.
  • Extract from : « Benita, An African Romance » by H. Rider Haggard
  • There are times when the lather might have been fairly guaranteed to dry on the face.
  • Extract from : « The Perfect Gentleman » by Ralph Bergengren
  • Near-by him was Vanamee holding by the bridle an animal that was one lather of sweat.
  • Extract from : « The Octopus » by Frank Norris
  • This was so tremendous that the horse shook all over as if in an ague, and began to lather.
  • Extract from : « A Simpleton » by Charles Reade
  • We may say that the soap used for making this lather is not M'Clinton's shaving soap.
  • Extract from : « Papers on Health » by John Kirk
  • Secondly, soap the back thoroughly with lather (see) at bedtime.
  • Extract from : « Papers on Health » by John Kirk

Antonyms for lather

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