Synonyms of lather


1. soapsuds, suds, lather, foam, froth

usage: the froth produced by soaps or detergents

2. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither, agitation

usage: agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"

3. lather, workman, workingman, working man, working person

usage: a workman who puts up laths

4. lather, foam, froth

usage: the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)


1. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce, beat, beat up, work over

usage: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

2. lather, foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles

usage: form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"

3. lather, froth

usage: exude sweat or lather; "this unfit horse lathers easily"

4. soap, lather, cleanse, clean

usage: rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning

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Definition and meaning of lather (Dictionary)