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Meaning of LEATHER

Pronunciation:  'ledhur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

LEATHER is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: alligator, animal skin, buckskin, buff, calf, calfskin, chammy, chammy leather, chamois, chamois leather, cordovan, cowhide, cowskin, crush, crushed leather, deerskin, doeskin, fleece, glove leather, horsehide, kid, kidskin, mocha, morocco, ooze leather, patent leather, piece of leather, pigskin, roan, Russia leather, shammy, shammy leather, sheepskin, shoe leather, suede, whit leather, white leather



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Leath"er\, n. [OE. lether, AS. le?er; akin to D. leder,
    le[^e]r, G. leder, OHG. ledar, Icel. le?r, Sw. l["a]der, Dan.
    1. The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, tanned,
       tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides,
    2. The skin. [Ironical or Sportive]
    Note: Leather is much used adjectively in the sense of made
          of, relating to, or like, leather.
    {Leather board}, an imitation of sole leather, made of
       leather scraps, rags, paper, etc.
    {Leather carp} (Zo["o]l.), a variety of carp in which the
       scales are all, or nearly all, absent. See Illust. under
    {Leather jacket}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A California carangoid fish ({Oligoplites saurus}).
       (b) A trigger fish ({Balistes Carolinensis}).
    {Leather flower} (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Clematis Viorna})
       of the Middle and Southern States having thick, leathery
       sepals of a purplish color.
    {Leather leaf} (Bot.), a low shrub ({Cassandra calyculata}),
       growing in Northern swamps, and having evergreen,
       coriaceous, scurfy leaves.
    {Leather plant} (Bot.), one or more New Zealand plants of the
       composite genus {Celmisia}, which have white or buff
       tomentose leaves.
    {Leather turtle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Leatherback}.
    {Vegetable leather}.
       (a) An imitation of leather made of cotton waste.
       (b) Linen cloth coated with India rubber. --Ure.
  2. \Leath"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Leathered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Leathering}.]
    To beat, as with a thong of leather. [Obs. or Colloq.] --G.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or wearing leather in your dream, represents toughness and ruggedness. It also refers to your instinctual and animalistic nature.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a girdle of, worn by Elijah (2 Kings 1:8) and John the Baptist (Matt. 3:4). Leather was employed both for clothing (Num. 31:20; Heb. 11:37) and for writing upon. The trade of a tanner is mentioned (Acts 9:43; 10:6, 32). It was probably learned in Egypt.

Thesaurus Terms
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