Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lather

4 senses of lather

Sense 1
soapsuds, suds, lather -- (the froth produced by soaps or detergents)
       => foam, froth -- (a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam")

Sense 2
fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither -- (agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams")
       => agitation -- (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance)

Sense 3
lather -- (a workman who puts up laths)
       => workman, workingman, working man, working person -- (an employee who performs manual or industrial labor)

Sense 4
lather -- (the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse))
       => foam, froth -- (a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lather

4 senses of lather

Sense 1
flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce -- (beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced")
       => beat, beat up, work over -- (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students")

Sense 2
lather -- (form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered")
       => foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles -- (become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water")

Sense 3
lather -- (exude sweat or lather; "this unfit horse lathers easily")
       => froth -- (exude or expel foam; "the angry man was frothing at the mouth")

Sense 4
soap, lather -- (rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning)
       => cleanse, clean -- (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner")

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