1. Foam or froth made by soap moistened with water.
2. Foam from profuse sweating, as of a horse.
Lath·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lathered p. pr. & vb. n. Lathering.] To spread over with lather; as, to lather the face.
Lath·er, v. i. To form lather, or a froth like lather; to accumulate foam from profuse sweating, as a horse.
Lath·er, v. t. To beat severely with a thong, strap, or the like; to flog. [Low]
n 1: the froth produced by soaps or detergents [syn: soapsuds,
2: agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a
stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams" [syn: fret, stew,
3: a workman who puts up laths
4: the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
v 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