the skin of an animal, with the hair removed, prepared for use by tanning or a similar process designed to preserve it against decay and make it pliable or supple when dry.
an article made of this material.
pertaining to, made of, or resembling leather:
leather processing; leather upholstery.
Slang. catering to or patronized by customers who typically wear leather clothing, often as a means of signaling interest in or preference for sadomasochistic sexual activity.
verb (used with object)
to cover or furnish with leather.
Informal. to beat with a leather strap.
a material consisting of the skin of an animal made smooth and flexible by tanning, removing the hair, etc
(as modifier): leather goods, related adjectives coriaceous leathern
(pl) leather clothes, esp as worn by motorcyclists
the flap of a dog’s ear
to cover with leather
to whip with or as if with a leather strap
To stop troubling or harrying someone; leave someone in peace: Often an irritated command or entreaty: So lay off or I’ll split your head, baby (1908+)
To dismiss or furlough an employee: Half the staff at IBM has been laid off (1868+)
To place a portion of bets or debts with other agents so as to reduce one’s possible losses: That’s a lot of cash to come up with. We could lay some of it off, you know it’d be easier for us (1950s+ Gambling)
a girdle of, worn by Elijah (2 Kings 1:8) and John the Baptist (Matt. 3:4). Leather was employed both for clothing (Num. 31:20; Heb. 11:37) and for writing upon. The trade of a tanner is mentioned (Acts 9:43; 10:6, 32). It was probably learned in Egypt.
see: hell-bent for leather
noun 1. an ecclesiastic delegated by the pope as his representative. 2. Roman History. an assistant to a general or to a consul or magistrate, in the government of any army or a province; a commander of a legion. a provincial governor of senatorial rank appointed by the emperor. 3. an envoy or emissary. noun […]
noun 1. a person, group, etc., to whom a lease is granted. noun 1. a person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant under a lease
verb (used with object), underlet, underletting. 1. to let below the true value. 2. to sublet. verb (transitive) -lets, -letting, -let 1. to let for a price lower than expected or justified 2. a less common word for sublet
verb (used with object), underinsured, underinsuring. 1. to insure for an amount less than the true or replacement value: It’s risky to underinsure your home.