|1.||[ noun ] the froth produced by soaps or detergents|
|Related terms:||foam shaving_cream suds soap foam|
|2.||[ verb ] cover with 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|
|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|
|8.||[ noun ] the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)|
|Related terms:||foam soap|