leash, tether, lead(verb)
restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
tie with a tether
a rope, cable etc. that holds something in place whilst allowing some movement
the limit of one's abilities, resources etc
The cardinal number three in an old counting system used in Teesdale and Swaledale. (Variant of tethera)
to restrict something with a tether
Origin: From tjóðr ( > Danish tøjr). Cognate with North German Tüder.
a long rope or chain by which an animal is fastened, as to a stake, so that it can range or feed only within certain limits
to confine, as an animal, with a long rope or chain, as for feeding within certain limits
A tether is a cord, fixture, or signal that anchors something movable to a reference point which may be fixed or moving. There are a number of applications for tethers: balloons, kites, tethered wind-energy conversion systems, anchors, tethered water-flow energy conversion systems, towing, animal constraint, and power-kiting. Tethers may break by various means; if a tether is a signal, then interruption by signal barriers breaks the tether. If the tether is a cord or rope, then upon reaching the breaking strength of the tether, the tether fails in its function. Failure modes for tethers are considered when designing arrangements where a tether is needed. When a tether or line breaks suddenly, backlash of the segments may cause severe damage or loss of life; safety links are sometimes used to prevent excessive tension in a tether involved in towing objects or persons, like in the towing of sailplanes; the safety link in a tether is thus a tether itself. Tethering objects to prevent theft of an object like a computer at a school or library is now commonly seen.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
teth′ėr, n. a rope or chain for tying a beast, while feeding, within certain limits.—v.t. to confine with a tether: to restrain within certain limits. [M. E. tedir, acc. to Skeat, prob. Celt., Gael. teadhair, a tether, W. tid, a chain. The Low Ger. tider, Ice. tjóðir, are prob. borrowed.]
The numerical value of tether in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of tether in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She has a tether strap, which is basically a leash that goes between London and Kye. That gives us, gives Kye the ability to walk alone. She doesn’t have to be holding the hand of an adult all the time and she feels like she’s walking London.
Appropriate use of child car seats significantly reduces the risk of death and serious injury in the event of a crash, this means having straps tight enough, making sure no straps are twisted, that the seatbelt and buckles are fastened, and that any tether straps are correctly anchored.
Special [as part of the exhibit] are the Apollo 11 objects, [Neil] Armstrong's headset, the lunar module film camera that recorded the first landing, and a waist tether used in the LM as well — the last two of which are on loan to us, and are promised donations, from the Armstrong family.
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- amarraCatalan, Valencian
- provaz, řetěz, úvazCzech
- amarrar, acordonarSpanish
- lieka, mahdollisuus, rajaFinnish
- longe, attacherFrench
- campo, imbrigliare, guinzaglio, incatenare, tenere al guinzaglio, portata, cavezza, briglia, redineItalian
- tali tambat, tambat, rantai tambat, suntuk fikiran, buntu fikiranMalay
- vastmaken, bindenDutch
- граница, привязать, предел, привязь, страховочная верёвка, привязыватьRussian
- privez, oputa, sputanostSerbo-Croatian
- tjudra, förankringslina, ankarkätting, sammankoppla, ankra, förankra, tjuder, ankartrossSwedish
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