What does restraint mean?

Definitions for restraintrɪˈstreɪnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word restraint.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Freebase

  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 Terms

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restraint in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restraint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Dhammapada:

    In the body restraint is good; good is restraint in speech; in thought restraint is good: good is restraint in all things.

  2. Henry Adams:

    Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

  5. Jason Kenney:

    We'll have to certainly look at potentially continued spending restraint. For example, we've had an operating spending freeze. The finance minister may have to look at extending that.

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