Definitions for harnessˈhɑr nɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal.
Ref: Compare yoke (def. 1). 1 1
(on a loom) the frame containing heddles through which the warp threads are drawn.
armor for persons or horses.
(v.t.)to put a harness on (a horse, donkey, dog, etc.); attach by a harness, as to a vehicle.
to bring under conditions for effective use; gain control over for a particular end:
to harness water power.
Archaic. to array in armor or equipments of war.
Idioms for harness:
in harness, engaged in one's usual routine; working.
Origin of harness:
1250–1300; ME harneis, herneis < OF herneis baggage, equipment
a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
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
put a harness
"harness the horse"
exploit the power of
"harness natural forces and resources"
harness, rein in, draw rein, rein(verb)
control and direct with or as if by reins
"rein a horse"
rule, harness, rein(verb)
keep in check
"rule one's temper"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
leather straps that connect an animal's body to the vehicle it is pulling
He put the harness on the horse.
straps fastened around sb's body to prevent them from falling
a climber's harness
to control and make use of sth
ways to harness the power of the waves
to put a harness on an animal
to harness up the horses
A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
to place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain
They harnessed the horse to the post.
to capture, control or put to use
Imagine what might happen if it were possible to harness solar energy fully.
Origin: harneis, hernois.
originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor
the equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling
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
to dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array
fig.: To equip or furnish for defense
to make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively
Harness is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. Her first appearance was in New Mutants Annual #7.
Translations for harness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to put the harness on (a horse).
- aparelharPortuguese (BR)
- spænde forDanish
- enjaezar, poner los arreosSpanish
- rakmesse panemaEstonian
- साज चढ़ाना, जोतनाHindi
- upregnuti, ujarmitiCroatian
- befog (lovat)Hungarian
- memasang pakaian kudaIndonesian
- leggja aktygi viðIcelandic
- 마구를 달다Korean
- memasangkan abah-abahMalay
- sele på, spenne forNorwegian
- nakładać uprzążPolish
- دكار دپاره اماده كول،استفاده ځنىكول،په ښمركول،كيزه وراچول، ايسارولPashto
- vpreči (konja)Slovenian
- sela [på], spänna förSwedish
- koşmak, koşum vurmakTurkish
- 套上馬具Chinese (Trad.)
- گھوڑے کا ساز کسناUrdu
- đóng yên cươngVietnamese
- 给... 挽上马具Chinese (Simp.)
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