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Meaning of "leather" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LEATHER

Old English lether- (in compound words); related to Old High German leder, Old Norse lethr-.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LEATHER

leather  [ˈlɛðə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEATHER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Leather is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb leather in English.

WHAT DOES LEATHER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

leather

Leather

Leather is a durable and flexible material created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced through manufacturing processes ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry. Leather is used for various purposes including clothing, bookbinding, leather wallpaper, and as a furniture covering. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and is decorated by a wide range of techniques.

Definition of leather in the English dictionary

The first definition of leather in the dictionary is a material consisting of the skin of an animal made smooth and flexible by tanning, removing the hair, etc. Other definition of leather is leather clothes, esp as worn by motorcyclists. Leather is also the flap of a dog's ear.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LEATHER

PRESENT

Present
I leather
you leather
he/she/it leathers
we leather
you leather
they leather
Present continuous
I am leathering
you are leathering
he/she/it is leathering
we are leathering
you are leathering
they are leathering
Present perfect
I have leathered
you have leathered
he/she/it has leathered
we have leathered
you have leathered
they have leathered
Present perfect continuous
I have been leathering
you have been leathering
he/she/it has been leathering
we have been leathering
you have been leathering
they have been leathering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I leathered
you leathered
he/she/it leathered
we leathered
you leathered
they leathered
Past continuous
I was leathering
you were leathering
he/she/it was leathering
we were leathering
you were leathering
they were leathering
Past perfect
I had leathered
you had leathered
he/she/it had leathered
we had leathered
you had leathered
they had leathered
Past perfect continuous
I had been leathering
you had been leathering
he/she/it had been leathering
we had been leathering
you had been leathering
they had been leathering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will leather
you will leather
he/she/it will leather
we will leather
you will leather
they will leather
Future continuous
I will be leathering
you will be leathering
he/she/it will be leathering
we will be leathering
you will be leathering
they will be leathering
Future perfect
I will have leathered
you will have leathered
he/she/it will have leathered
we will have leathered
you will have leathered
they will have leathered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been leathering
you will have been leathering
he/she/it will have been leathering
we will have been leathering
you will have been leathering
they will have been leathering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would leather
you would leather
he/she/it would leather
we would leather
you would leather
they would leather
Conditional continuous
I would be leathering
you would be leathering
he/she/it would be leathering
we would be leathering
you would be leathering
they would be leathering
Conditional perfect
I would have leather
you would have leather
he/she/it would have leather
we would have leather
you would have leather
they would have leather
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been leathering
you would have been leathering
he/she/it would have been leathering
we would have been leathering
you would have been leathering
they would have been leathering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you leather
we let´s leather
you leather
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to leather
Past participle
leathered
Present Participle
leathering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEATHER


altogether
ˌɔːltəˈɡɛðə
aweather
əˈwɛðə
bellwether
ˈbɛlˌwɛðə
blether
ˈblɛðə
Fairweather
ˈfɛəˌwɛðə
feather
ˈfɛðə
heather
ˈhɛðə
nether
ˈnɛðə
overleather
ˌəʊvəˈlɛðə
overweather
ˌəʊvəˈwɛðə
pinfeather
ˈpɪnˌfɛðə
pleather
ˈplɛðə
tether
ˈtɛðə
together
təˈɡɛðə
untether
ʌnˈtɛðə
untogether
ˌʌntəˈɡɛðə
weather
ˈwɛðə
wether
ˈwɛðə
whether
ˈwɛðə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEATHER

leastwise
leat
leather bar
leather beetle
leather goods
leatherback
leatherbound
leatherette
leatherhead
leatheriness
leathering
leatherjacket
leatherleaf
leatherlike
leathern
leatherneck
leathers
leatherwood
leathery
leathery turtle

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEATHER

all-weather
birds of a feather
breather
father
gather
godfather
grandfather
great-grandfather
Heavenly Father
Holy Father
lather
other
Our Father
patent leather
peacock feather
rather
September weather
stepfather
sunbather
tail feather
white leather

Synonyms and antonyms of leather in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LEATHER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «leather» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of leather
batter · beat · belt · break · bruise · clobber · drub · flog · hide · hit · knock · lash · lick · pelt · pound · punch · skin · strike · thrash · thwack

Translation of «leather» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
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TRANSLATION OF LEATHER

Find out the translation of leather to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of leather from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «leather» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

皮革
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

piel
570 millions of speakers

English

leather
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चमड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جِلْدٌ مَدْبُوغٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выделанная кожа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

couro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চামড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cuir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kulit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leder
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가죽
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kulit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

da thuộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தோல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चामडे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

deri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pelle
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skóra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шкіра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δέρμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

leer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

läder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of leather

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEATHER»

The term «leather» is very widely used and occupies the 2.753 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEATHER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «leather» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «leather» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about leather

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «LEATHER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word leather.
1
Amrita Acharia
I love leather. I'm very much a leather jacket, leather trousers kind of girl.
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Colleen Atwood
I have always loved beautiful leather objects, especially the detail that goes into designing them both inside and out.
3
Ashley Benson
I like edgy but classic looks - like Chanel mixed with Alexander McQueen. My personal style is edgier. My closet is just black, gray, and white. I'm more comfortable in darker colors and leather jackets.
4
Honor Blackman
I'm told leather drives men up the wall. I like wearing it because it because it feels nice.
5
Marlon Brando
With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.
6
Thomas Bulfinch
Shields were generally made of wood, covered with leather, or some similar substance. To secure them, in some sort, from being cut through by the sword, they were surrounded with a hoop of metal.
7
Mark Burnett
In Botswana in the Kalahari Desert there's a tented camp called Jack's Camp, which is like old Africa meets Ralph Lauren. The Oriental rugs, the old leather chairs - you feel like you've just jumped out of a Ralph Lauren ad.
8
Gerard Butler
Choosing the right mask helps you... We went through many masks. It was very particular leather that as soon as you smudged it, you had to get a new one. We went through about 55 masks.
9
Stephen Chow
I was very poor. As a child my dream was to have a leather football.
10
Christopher Columbus
I ordered each man to be presented with something, as strings of ten or a dozen glass beads apiece, and thongs of leather, all which they estimated highly; those which came on board I directed should be fed with molasses.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEATHER»

Discover the use of leather in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to leather and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Leather
Describes the techniques for cutting, stitching, tooling, dyeing, carving, and restoring leather together with presenting instructions for making a variety of decorative and clothing accessories from chamois, suede, cowhide, and pigskin
Nicky Hayden, 1979
2
Leather Braiding
Leather Braiding has stood for more than forty years as the definitive book in its field.
Bruce Grant, 1950
3
Makin' Leather: A Manual of Primitive and Modern Leather Skills
This guide even describes primitive methods using handmade tools. the patterns, photos, detailed drawings, and simple, concise instructions are easy for any novice to follow, and a great reference for the more advanced leatherworker.
Larry J. Wells, 1981
4
Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian ...
Capturing the full complexity of lesbian culture, this outstanding book includes extensive quotes from narrators that make every topic a living document, a composite picture of the lives of real people fighting for respect and for a place ...
Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, 1993
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Tanning Chemistry: The Science of Leather
Written by the leading expert in the field, this is the only current text on tanning science.
Anthony D. Covington, Tony Covington, 2009
6
Making Leather Purses & Totes
A fun guide to leather craft offers a collection of stylish leather projects, including a cell phone bag, alligator grain cowhide handbag, a travel tote, suede hip purse, and much more. Crafters Choice.
Lisa Galvin, 2005
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How to Sew Leather, Suede, Fur
An explicit guide to preparing, sewing, and caring for leather, suede, and fur garments.
Phyllis W. Schwebke, Margaret B. Krohn, 1974
8
Sewing with Leather and Suede: Tips, Techniques and Inspiration
This is the book for sewers who have always wanted to sew with leather and suede but were afraid to try.
Sandy Scrivano, 2001
9
Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding
Instructs individuals in the methods of braiding with rawhide and leather
Bruce Grant, 1972
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Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the ...
First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Anne McClintock, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEATHER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term leather is used in the context of the following news items.
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Caitlyn Jenner Rocks Fierce Black Outfit With Leather Pants—See …
The 65-year-old stepped out in Malibu, California wearing an all-black outfit and leather-on-leather—a black top and a matching sweater, ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
2
Fragrance: why everyone likes a lick of leather - Newsweek
"When you say 'leather' there is a buzz of sexiness," muses Clara Molloy, who runs Paris-based Memo Fragrances with her husband John. «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
T-Mobile slashes $120 off the leather LG G4 - TechnoBuffalo
T-Mobile has slashed $120 off the leather LG G4 for a limited time, bringing its price tag down to $479.76. And if you order yours before the end ... «TechnoBuffalo, Jul 15»
4
Over 100 Rare Leather and Wooden Artifacts Found in Oxford Dig …
Archaeologists excavating in Oxford have found a stockpile of wonderfully preserved medieval leather and wooden artifacts, which is as good ... «Ancient Origins, Jul 15»
5
Caitlyn Jenner Stuns In Skin Tight Leather Trousers Following …
Most recently, 65-year-old Caitlyn was snapped relaxing at Nobu Malibu with friends over dinner wearing a racy pair of skin-tight leather ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
6
Haying: Diesel, leather and biceps - Colorado Springs Independent
I have a new appreciation for pastures, hay, diesel-loving machines, leather gloves and biceps. Oh ya, and water. Previously, as pasture-less ... «Colorado Springs Independent, Jul 15»
7
Selena Gomez puts on chic display in leopard print jacket and …
Selena Gomez puts on a chic display in leopard print jacket and form-flattering leather trousers as she attends Paper Towns after party. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
Fiat 500 Dresses In Leather For Charity Event | The Motor Report
Fiat has dressed its 500c cabriolet city car up in a leather ensemble to raise money for charity. The carmaker says the one-off leather 500 will ... «The Motor Report, Jul 15»
9
Mallika Sharma helps your leather weather all storms - HerStory
Wondering what the Leather Laundry does? It is into professional cleaning, colouring, re-finishing, deodorizing and repairing services for ... «YourStory.com, Jul 15»
10
Part 1: Apple Watch with Leather Loop Band Wins Design Patent in …
1 AF 55 - cover apple watch with leather band ... Apple tells us that the Venezia leather for this band is handcrafted in Arzignano, Italy – with an ... «Patently Apple, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Leather [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/leather>. Jul 2020 ».
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