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Definition of the noun slather

What does slather mean as a name of something?


  1. [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

  1. 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
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample 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

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): dab, daub, drape, dust, heap, load, mound, plant, stack, stock, stuff.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: spread = cover by spreading something over

Alternative definition of the verb slather


  1. [transitive] To spread something thickly on something else; to coat well.
  2. [transitive, often followed by [term, with]] To apply generously upon.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for slather

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Google previewElla 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 ...

Google previewPuckstruck (2014)

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•...

Google previewThe Godzone Dictionary (2006)

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

slather, open (1) Easily able to be approached ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

86, 1958 open slather ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

open slather noun Austral and NZ Freedom to operate without impediment, ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

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.

Google previewLearnability 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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Slather, slath′ėr, n.

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

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 ...

Google previewThe Essential Lingo Dictionary (2015)

of Australian words and phrases by John Miller

open slather To ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

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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Small photo of Ham and Cheese sandwich on multi grain bread with generous mixture of seeds and grains. Add sliced tomato and slather with mayonnaise and Dijon Mustard to accentuate taste with the crunchy texture.Small photo of Ham and Cheese sandwich on multi grain bread with generous mixture of seeds and grains. Add sliced tomato and slather with mayonnaise and Dijon Mustard to accentuate taste with the crunchy texture. More...

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Slather Meaning

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.

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