noun leath·er \ˈle-thər\

: animal skin that is chemically treated to preserve it and that is used in making clothes, shoes, furniture, etc.

Full Definition of LEATHER

:  animal skin dressed for use
:  the flap of the ear of a dog — see dog illustration
:  something wholly or partly made of leather
leather adjective
leath·er·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of LEATHER

  1. <the company claims to use only the finest leathers for its shoes and handbags>
  2. <this jacket was made from real leather>

Origin of LEATHER

Middle English lether, from Old English lether-; akin to Old High German leder leather, Old Irish lethar
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with LEATHER


leath·eredleath·er·ing \ˈle-thə-riŋ, ˈleth-riŋ\

Definition of LEATHER

transitive verb
:  to cover with leather
:  to beat with a strap :  thrash

Examples of LEATHER

  1. <an expert rider will find almost no reason to leather a horse>

First Known Use of LEATHER

13th century
LEATHER Defined for Kids


noun leath·er \ˈle-thər\

Definition of LEATHER for Kids

:  animal skin that is prepared for use
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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