Definitions for restraintrɪˈstreɪnt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word restraint

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. restraint(noun)

    the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

    "the unlawful restraint of trade"

  2. restraint, control(noun)

    discipline in personal and social activities

    "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"

  3. constraint, restraint(noun)

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

  4. restraint(noun)

    a rule or condition that limits freedom

    "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"

  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    lack of ornamentation

    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

  6. restraint, constraint(noun)

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. restraint(Noun)

    something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures

    Make sure all the restraints are tight.

  2. restraint(Noun)

    control or caution; reserve

    Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Restraint(noun)

    the act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental

  2. Restraint(noun)

    the state of being restrained

  3. Restraint(noun)

    that which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Restraint

    Restraint is a 2008 Australian thriller film, directed by David Denneen, written by Dave Warner and starring Stephen Moyer, Travis Fimmel and Teresa Palmer. The film was shot on location around New South Wales, Australia in mid-2005. Working titles during production were Ravenswood, Guests and Power Surge. It also features a cameo by Vanessa Redgrave.

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. restraint

    In the context of joint operation planning, a requirement placed on the command by a higher command that prohibits an action, thus restricting freedom of action. See also constraint; operational limitation.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restraint' in Nouns Frequency: #2335

Translations for restraint

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • spoutání, pouta, připoutáníCzech
  • Einschränkung, Beherrschung, Kontrolle, Beschränkung, Zwang, Zurückhaltung, ZügelungGerman
  • restricción, limitación, detención, controlSpanish
  • pidättyväisyys, side, maltti, itsehillintäFinnish
  • freinFrench
  • srianadhIrish
  • casg, amaladh, bacadhScottish Gaelic
  • ritegno, ritegniItalian
  • santūrumasLithuanian
  • ograniczenie, opanowaniePolish
  • amarraPortuguese
  • сдержанность, ограничение, сдерживаниеRussian

Get even more translations for restraint »


Find a translation for the restraint definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these restraint definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"restraint." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for restraint? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for restraint:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.