leather meaning

EN[ˈleðə] [ˈlɛðɚ] [-ɛðə(r)]
  • Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry.
  • People use leather to make various goods—including clothing (e.g., shoes, hats, jackets, skirts, trousers, and belts), bookbinding, leather wallpaper, and as a furniture covering.

    Definition of leather in English Dictionary

  • NounPLleathers
    1. A tough material produced from the skin of animals, by tanning or similar process, used e.g. for clothing.
      1. A piece of the above used for polishing.
        1. COL A cricket ball or football.
          1. (plural: leathers) clothing made from the skin of animals, often worn by motorcycle riders.
            1. (baseball) A good defensive play.
              1. Jones showed good leather to snare that liner.
            2. (dated, humorous) The skin.
            3. VerbSGleathersPRleatheringPT, PPleathered
              1. To cover with leather.
                1. To strike forcefully.
                  1. He leathered the ball all the way down the street.
              2. Adjective
                1. Made of leather.
                  1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [ …] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
                2. Referring to one who wears leather clothing (motorcycle jacket, chaps over 501 jeans, boots), especially as a sign of sadomasochistic homosexuality.
                3. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • He was a few inches shorter than Alex was and he had the punk rock style written all over him with that leather vest he was wearing and black drop crotch pants he had on.
                    • cloth that takes dye well ‎; paper that takes ink ‎; the leather that takes a certain kind of polish ‎
                    • In live shows, he’s been known to climb atop amps midsolo and pogo exuberantly around the stage in BLK DNM leather pants, his hair a half-undercut, half-mad-Hokusai wave.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Uncomparable adjectives
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Uncountable nouns
                        • Verbs
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                        Source: Wiktionary
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                        Meaning of leather for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "leather" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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