Definitions for harnessˈhɑr nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harness(noun)

    a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)

  2. harness(verb)

    stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

  3. harness, tackle(verb)

    put a harness

    "harness the horse"

  4. harness(verb)

    exploit the power of

    "harness natural forces and resources"

  5. harness, rein in, draw rein, rein(verb)

    control and direct with or as if by reins

    "rein a horse"

  6. rule, harness, rein(verb)

    keep in check

    "rule one's temper"

Wiktionary

  1. harness(Noun)

    A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.

  2. harness(Noun)

    A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.

  3. harness(Verb)

    to place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain

    They harnessed the horse to the post.

  4. harness(Verb)

    to capture, control or put to use

    Imagine what might happen if it were possible to harness solar energy fully.

  5. Origin: harneis, hernois.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harness(noun)

    originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor

  2. Harness(noun)

    the equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling

  3. Harness(noun)

    the part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle

  4. Harness(verb)

    to dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array

  5. Harness(verb)

    fig.: To equip or furnish for defense

  6. Harness(verb)

    to make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively

  7. Origin: [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.]

Freebase

  1. Harness

    Harness is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. Her first appearance was in New Mutants Annual #7.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Harness

    här′nes, n. the equipments of a horse: formerly, the armour of a man or horse: equipment for any kind of labour.—v.t. to equip with armour: to put the harness on a horse.—n. Har′ness-cask, a tub, a cask with rimmed cover on a ship's deck holding the salt meat for daily use.—Die in harness, to die at one's work. [O. Fr. harneis, armour; dubiously referred to Celt., as in Bret. harnez, old iron, also armour.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Be it in you, or around you, harness genius.

  2. Jon Burns Jon Burns:

    We're trying to harness the passion of football fans to make a difference.

  3. Pema Letho:

    Windmills are new to Bhutan, and we can easily harness wind (here) given the location of the village.

  4. Craig Stark:

    People are smart and creative and if we can harness this power, we have a tremendous tool at our disposal.

  5. Chris Norman:

    I'm not an expert in the area but I do think we need to figure out how to harness the power of the citizens.

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Translations for harness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • збру́я, ву́пражBelarusian
  • arnèsCatalan, Valencian
  • postrojCzech
  • Geschirr, Anschnallgurt, Gurt, nutzbar machen, Pferdegeschirr, vorspannenGerman
  • jungiEsperanto
  • arnésSpanish
  • کنترل کردنPersian
  • valjastaa, johtosarja, valjaatFinnish
  • harnais, harnacherFrench
  • gabháilIrish
  • greigh, cullee chabbil, greienysManx
  • hám, befogHungarian
  • harneso, harnesizarIdo
  • braca, imbracare, imbracatura, imbragatura, frenare, imbrago, trattenere, imbrigliare, imbragareItalian
  • 馬具Japanese
  • uprząż, zaprząc, wiązka, ujarzmiać, zaprzęgać, pęk, ujarzmićPolish
  • arreios, arrear, aproveitarPortuguese
  • ham, harnașamentRomanian
  • хому́т, у́пряжь, ремень, упря́жка, запрягать, сбру́яRussian
  • пшњак, pšnjakSerbo-Croatian
  • postrojSlovak
  • zaprečiSlovene
  • sela, seldon, binda, exploatera, utbygga, sele, spänna för, ta i anspråk, bygga ut, sela på, utnyttja, tämjaSwedish
  • சேணம்Tamil
  • koşumTurkish
  • у́пряж, запрягати, збру́я, приборкуватиUkrainian
  • 馬具Chinese

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