1. [ noun ] the froth produced by soaps or detergents
Synonyms: suds soapsuds
Related terms: foam shaving_cream suds soap foam
2. [ verb ] cover with soap
Synonyms: soap

"lather your body when you shower"

Related terms: cover soapsuds
3. [ verb ] beat severely with a whip or rod
Synonyms: whip lash slash flog strap trounce welt

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

Related terms: beat cowhide flagellate cat horsewhip switch birch whip whipping lash whip beating wale
4. [ verb ] rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
Synonyms: soap
Related terms: cleanse soap wash
5. [ noun ] agitation resulting from active worry
Synonyms: stew sweat swither fret

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

Related terms: agitation sulk
6. [ verb ] form a lather

"The shaving cream lathered"

Related terms: foam foam
7. [ noun ] (work) a workman who puts up laths
Related terms: workman
8. [ noun ] the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
Related terms: foam soap
Similar spelling:   lathery