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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lathe  \Lathe\,  n.  [AS.  l[=ae][eth].  Of  uncertain  origin.] 
  Formerly,  a  part  or  division  of  a  county  among  the 
  Anglo-Saxons.  At  present  it  consists  of  four  or  five 
  hundreds,  and  is  confined  to  the  county  of  Kent.  [Written 
  also  {lath}.]  --Brande  &  C. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lathe  \Lathe\,  n.  [OE.  lathe  a  granary;  akin  to  G.  lade  a  chest, 
  Icel.  hla[eth]a  a  storehouse,  barn;  but  cf  also  Icel. 
  l["o][eth]  a  smith's  lathe.  Senses  2  and  3  are  perh.  of  the 
  same  origin  as  lathe  a  granary,  the  original  meaning  being  a 
  frame  to  hold  something  If  so  the  word  is  from  an  older 
  form  of  E.  lade  to  load.  See  {Lade}  to  load.] 
  1.  A  granary;  a  barn.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  2.  (Mach.)  A  machine  for  turning,  that  is  for  shaping 
  articles  of  wood,  metal,  or  other  material,  by  causing 
  them  to  revolve  while  acted  upon  by  a  cutting  tool. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  machine  for  shaping  metal  or  wood;  the  workpiece  turns 
  about  a  horizontal  axis  against  a  fixed  tool 

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