Meaning of LATHE in English


I. ˈlāth transitive verb

Etymology: Middle English lathen to invite, from Old English lathian — more at lure

archaic : to invite especially to a wedding or funeral

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lǣth; akin to Old Norse lāth landed property, Old English un lǣd, un lǣde poor, miserable, Gothic un leds poor, Greek latron pay, hire, Sanskrit rāti generous

: one of the administrative divisions each containing several hundreds into which Kent, England, is divided

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse hlatha; akin to Old Norse hlatha to load — more at lade

now dialect Britain : granary , barn

IV. noun

( -s )

Etymology: probably from Middle English lath supporting stand, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish -lad supporting structure (as in drejelad lathe, savelad saw bench), Norwegian dialect la, lad small wall, pile, Swedish dialect lad folding table, lay of a loom; akin to Old Norse hlatha to load

1. : a machine in which work is rotated about a horizontal axis and shaped by a fixed cutting, boring, or drilling tool while being held in a chuck, faceplate, or mandrel or between centers in headstock and tailstock

2. : lay VII 1

V. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to cut or shape with a lathe

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