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leather

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noun leath·er \ˈle-thər\

Definition of leather

  1. 1 :  animal skin dressed for use

  2. 2 :  the flap of the ear of a dog — see dog illustration

  3. 3 :  something wholly or partly made of leather

leather

adjective

leatherlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of leather in a sentence

  1. <the company claims to use only the finest leathers for its shoes and handbags>

  2. <this jacket was made from real leather>

Origin and Etymology of leather

Middle English lether, from Old English lether-; akin to Old High German leder leather, Old Irish lethar


First Known Use: 13th century


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leather

verb leath·er

Definition of leather

leathered

leathering

play \ˈle-thə-riŋ, ˈleth-riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with leather

  3. 2 :  to beat with a strap :  thrash

Examples of leather in a sentence

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

13th Century

First Known Use of leather

13th century


LEATHER Defined for English Language Learners

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leather

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noun leath·er \ˈle-thər\

Definition of leather for English Language Learners

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


LEATHER Defined for Kids

leather

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noun leath·er \ˈle-thər\

Definition of leather for Students

  1. :  animal skin that is prepared for use



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