[lath-ing, lah-thing] /ˈlæθ ɪŋ, ˈlɑ θɪŋ/
the act or process of applying .
a quantity of in place.
material used as .
[lath, lahth] /læθ, lɑθ/
noun, plural laths
[lath z, laths, lahth z, lahths] /læðz, læθs, lɑðz, lɑθs/ (Show IPA)
a thin, narrow strip of wood, used with other strips to form latticework, a backing for plaster or stucco, a support for slates and other roofing materials, etc.
a group or quantity of such strips.
work consisting of such strips.
wire mesh or the like used in place of wooden laths as a backing for plasterwork.
a thin, narrow, flat piece of wood used for any purpose.
verb (used with object)
to cover or line with laths.
a machine for use in working wood, metal, etc., that holds the material and rotates it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.
verb (used with object), lathed, lathing.
to cut, shape, or otherwise treat on a lathe.
noun (pl) laths (lɑːðz; lɑːθs)
one of several thin narrow strips of wood used to provide a supporting framework for plaster, tiles, etc
expanded sheet metal, wire mesh, etc, used to provide backing for plaster or rendering
any thin strip of wood
(transitive) to attach laths to (a ceiling, roof, floor, etc)
a machine for shaping, boring, facing, or cutting a screw thread in metal, wood, etc, in which the workpiece is turned about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
(transitive) to shape, bore, or cut a screw thread in or on (a workpiece) on a lathe
(Brit, history) any of the former administrative divisions of Kent
late 13c., probably from Old English *læððe, variant of lætt “lath,” apparently from a Proto-Germanic *laþþo (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse latta, Middle Dutch, German latte “lath,” Dutch lat, Middle High German lade “plank,” which is source of German Laden “counter,” hence, “shop”). As a verb, 1530s, from the noun.
“machine for turning,” early 14c., of uncertain origin, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish drejelad “turning-lathe,” Old Norse hlaða “pile of shavings under a lathe,” related to hlaða “to load, lade”).
noun 1. a hatchet having a small hammer face for trimming and nailing wooden lath.
[lath-ee, lah-thee] /ˈlæθ i, ˈlɑ θi/ adjective, lathier, lathiest. 1. lathlike; long and thin. /ˈlɑːθɪ/ adjective lathier, lathiest 1. resembling a lath, esp in being tall and thin
[lath-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈlæθ əˌrɪz əm/ noun, Pathology. 1. a disorder of humans and domestic animals caused by ingestion of the seeds of some legumes of the genus Lathyrus and marked by spastic paralysis and pain. /ˈlæθərɪzəm/ noun 1. a neurological disease often resulting in weakness and paralysis of the legs: caused by eating the pealike […]
[lah-tee] /ˈlɑ ti/ noun 1. a plural of 1 . [laht] /lɑt/ noun, plural lats, lati [lah-tee] /ˈlɑ ti/ (Show IPA) 1. a former silver coin of Latvia, equal to 100 santimi. [lat] /læt/ noun, Informal. 1. . modifier For exercising the latissimus dorsi muscles: did a handstand on the seat of the lat pull […]