2 agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams" [syn: fret, stew, sweat, swither]
3 a workman who puts up laths
4 the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
1 cover with soap; "lather your body when you shower"
2 beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lash, slash, strap, trounce]
3 form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"
4 rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning [syn: soap]
- a RP , /ˈlæðə(r)/, /"l
Lather may refer to:
BO, aerate, anxiety, baptize, bath, bathe, beaded brow, beads of sweat, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, belabor, best, body odor, bother, breakers, breathless impatience, buffet, bustle, chafing, clamor, cold sweat, collar, cream, defeat, destroy, diaphoresis, disquietude, dither, do in, douche, dress down, drub, eagerness, excitement, exudate, exudation, fix, flagellate, flail, flap, flax, flog, flush, flush out, fluster, flusteration, flustration, flutter, foam, foofaraw, fret, fretfulness, fretting, froth, fuss, gargle, give a dressing-down, hassle, haste, head, hide, holystone, honest sweat, hors de combat, hubbub, impatience, impatientness, impetuousness, irrigate, lambaste, larrup, lash, launder, lave, leather, lick, mantle, maul, meringue, mop, mop up, mousse, offscum, outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, paddle, perspiration, perspiration odor, pother, pucker, puff, pummel, put, restiveness, restlessness, rinse, rinse out, ritually immerse, ruin, scour, scrub, scrub up, scud, scum, sea foam, settle, shampoo, shower, skin, skin alive, sluice, sluice out, soap, soapsuds, souffle, spindrift, sponge, spoondrift, spray, spume, state, stew, stinging, streams of sweat, sud, sudor, sudoresis, suds, surf, swab, sweat, swelter, swivet, syringe, tan, tense readiness, thrash, tizzy, toivel, trim, triumph over, trounce, tub, turmoil, twitter, twitteration, undo, uneasiness, unpatientness, unquietness, wallop, wash, wash out, wash up, water, welt, whack, whale, whip, whisk, white water, worst, yeast