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Definition of the noun slather
What does slather mean as a name of something?
- [usually, pluralized] A generous or abundant quantity.
Definition of the verb slather
What does slather mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: slathered | slathering | slathers
- spread thickly
- examples: I can't eat bagels without slathering them with cream cheese | They slather the bread with melted butter | They slather butter on the bread
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme] Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] Jessica squirted water [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination] Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- more generic word: spread = cover by spreading something over
Alternative definition of the verb slather
- [transitive] To spread something thickly on something else; to coat well.
- [transitive, often followed by [term, with]] To apply generously upon.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for slather
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Ella Elgar Bird Dumont (2014)
An Autobiography of a West Texas Pioneer by Ella Elgar Bird Dumont
Slather means a large quantity,a good deal, much.A Dictionary of Americanisms ...
Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada's Hockey Obsession by Stephen Smith
Slather is a great hockey word (from Scott Young) for what a defenceman wants to do to Pie Mackenzie behind the Leafs' net. Sparkling is a goalie adjective, applicable to saves, the puckstopping equivalent of the stickhandler's dazzling. ( Unless you're Gallivan, in which case the word is scintillating.) Save is a powerful •131•...
The Godzone Dictionary (2006)
Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer
slather, open (1) Easily able to be approached ...
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
86, 1958 open slather ...
by John Ayto, John Simpson
open slather noun Austral and NZ Freedom to operate without impediment, ...
by Thomas E. Zurinskas
slapdash ~slapstik - slapstick ~slash - slash ~slat - slat ~slatern - slattern ~ slather - slather ~slau - slaw ~slauter - slaughter ~slauterhous - slaughterhouse ~ slauthh - sloth ~slauthhfool - slothful ~sleek - sleek ~sleekist - sleekest ~sleeng - sling ~sleenger - slinger ~sleengshaat - slingshot ~sleenk - slink ~sleenkee'ist - slinkiest ~sleenkeeyist - slinkiest ~sleep - sleep ~sleepee - sleepy ~sleepee'ist - sleepiest ~sleepeeyist - sleepiest ~sleepwauk - sleepwalk ~sleepwauker - sleepwalker ...
by V.S. Matyushenkov
slather(s) Am., Can. col. a lot, a great quantity. slather esp. Am. spread thickly or wastefully on. slaughterer Am. slaughterman, killer at the abattoir. slaughterhouse esp.
Learnability and the Lexicon (1996)
Theories and second language acquisition research by Alan Juffs
Content Verbs: Alternating Contact and Motion of Mass against surface Vertical arrangement on horizontal surface Force to mass ——> ballistic motion in a specified spatial distance along a Mass caused to move in a wide/non directed distribution trajectory smear heap inject scatter brush pile splash bestrew dab stack splatter sow daub spray strew plaster sprinkle rub squirt slather smudge spread streak Table 2: Content Orientated Verbs: Non-Alternating A mass enabled to move via ...
A dictionary of Congregational usages and principles, according to ancient and modern authors (1853)
to which are added brief notices of some of the principal writers, assemblies and treatises referred to in the compilation by Preston Cummings
— Cotton,1 Richard Slather and William Tompson,2 and Cotton Mather,3 all maintain that seven males aie the least number that can be properly 58 ...
Slather, slath′ėr, n.
by Jonathon Green
slather and whack v [Navy] to work carelessly with little thought for the safetyof others. slaughter n [UK] [Police]a place where villains can hide recently stolengoods. slave 1. n [Computing]a large processor that works within a masterslave system. 2. n[Video] a video cassette ordisk recorder that is used, often in very large numbers, by duplicators to makecopies of a mastertape. Since this must be ...
of Australian words and phrases by John Miller
open slather To ...
by Paul Zollo
Long ATH-ING bathing lathing scathing sunbathing ATH-LESS bathless pathless wrathless Long A-THOS bathos pathos ATH-UR blather foregather gather lather rather slather Long A-TEY eighty Haiti imitatee legatee mandatee matey rete weighty AT-EY batty bratty catty chatty Cincinnati fatty.
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Video shows what slather means. A thick sauce or spread that is to be slathered (spread thickly) onto food.. Drool .. A generous or abundant quantity.. Slather ...
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Scrabble value of S1L1A1T1H4E1R1
The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine