Definition of leathered in English:



  • 1Covered or bound with leather.

    ‘leathered tomes’
    • ‘The next room is deeply wooded and leathered, luminously brown and opulent, gently mirrored and boothed and windowed.’
    • ‘He leaned his head back against the leathered seat and drew his hat lower over his eyes.’
    • ‘The interior is like something from the pages of a Vogue home furnishings magazine with soft, muted greys making up the fascia, split with a polished grey birch decorative inlay and a chromed and leathered bespoke interior.’
    • ‘I recognized a slim leathered suitcase with a red badge attached to it.’
    • ‘Rubber cases are cheaper than leathered ones though they are also very effective in protecting your phone.’
    1. 1.1 Wearing leather clothes.
      ‘a group of leathered bikers’
      in combination ‘black-leathered punks’
      • ‘From 80s synth poppers to black-leathered stadium rockers, Depeche Mode are nothing if not resilient.’
      • ‘A leathered biker pushed past me as I emerged from the restroom.’
      • ‘Two golden eagles, perched on the leathered forearms of two falconers, took part in one of the most important events at the 18th annual Native American Celebration in the Park.’
      • ‘Vin Diesel is the leathered, tattooed roughneck superspy, and the spot sends up Bond tropes like his relationship with Q and his penchant for cool cars and hair's-breadth escapes, but it does it with mock solemnity.’
      • ‘The woman laughed, shook out her hair and waved a leathered hand in the air.’
      • ‘Sheldon hires a black-leathered motorbike assassin with double-barrelled shades to exterminate these pesky interlopers.’
      • ‘When I was a lad growing up in Cardiff, I was delighted to discover that one of my very favourite bands - the tightly leathered, stadium-rocking Thin Lizzy - were playing a gig in town.’
    2. 1.2 Having a texture like leather; leathery.
      ‘an aged man with leathered skin’
      • ‘His face was leathered, lean, and strong.’
      • ‘Guitars are battered and skins leathered, as you'd expect, but whereas lesser-experienced acts might slip into chaos, Call Me Lightning maintain control of their compositions.’
      • ‘Their work-worn hands and leathered faces illustrate just how tough their job is.’
      • ‘He doesn't really look bush-ready, nor does he boast the leathered skin of a man who spends his life in the outdoors.’
      • ‘Barefoot and wiry, his leathered face looks older than his 29 years.’
      • ‘Thunderstruck at this voice, I turned to see the leathered and wearied face of my high school friend, Doug.’
      • ‘These treatments really benefit people with very sun-damaged or leathered skins.’
      • ‘Richard is a short man with leathered skin, twinkling eyes and a perpetual ax to grind.’
  • 2British informal Extremely drunk.

    ‘we trawled the bars and clubs and got absolutely leathered’
    • ‘I'm off to get well and truly leathered.’
    • ‘She's got a lovely fella, and they're settling down, but she called me, leathered from a bar.’
    • ‘Usually on a day off, I get leathered.’
    • ‘The month started off with the Ericsson Muzik Awards—and typically I got absolutely leathered on the free booze.’
    • ‘Are you planning on getting leathered tonight?’
    • ‘He sounds like he's absolutely leathered, too.’
    • ‘He told police: "We had loads, absolutely loads. I could barely stand up and my dad was leathered."’
    • ‘I used to get so leathered that I couldn't remember what I'd done the night before.’
    • ‘Finally the time had come to crack open the Bolly, knock off early, take a taxi into Soho, and get leathered on expenses.’
    • ‘What would you do if you saw your mate getting leathered?’
    • ‘I was a bit leathered, and saw this huge queue, and in my state, decided that queuing is for people with victim mentality, and just walked straight to the front, as if I was supposed to.’
    • ‘She was a bit leathered.’
    • ‘What is it about exercise that provokes the desire to get leathered?’
    • ‘Reports of his drinking routinely include descriptions that he became so "leathered" that he needed assistance getting up, not to mention getting home.’
    • ‘The game usually only lasted eight or nine rounds before everyone was completely leathered.’