What does harness mean?

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ˈhɑr nɪshar·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harnessnoun

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

  2. harnessverb

    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, tackleverb

    put a harness

    "harness the horse"

  4. harnessverb

    exploit the power of

    "harness natural forces and resources"

  5. harness, rein in, draw rein, reinverb

    control and direct with or as if by reins

    "rein a horse"

  6. rule, harness, reinverb

    keep in check

    "rule one's temper"

Wiktionary

  1. harnessnoun

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

    Etymology: harneis, hernois.

  2. harnessnoun

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

    Etymology: harneis, hernois.

  3. harnessverb

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

    They harnessed the horse to the post.

    Etymology: harneis, hernois.

  4. harnessverb

    to capture, control or put to use

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

    Etymology: harneis, hernois.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harnessnoun

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

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

  2. Harnessnoun

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

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

  3. Harnessnoun

    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

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

  4. Harnessverb

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

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

  5. Harnessverb

    fig.: To equip or furnish for defense

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

  6. Harnessverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. harness

    An old statute term for the tackling or furniture of a ship.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. harness

    The iron covering or dress which a soldier formerly wore, and which was fastened to the body by straps and buckles; coat of mail; also, the whole accoutrements, offensive and defensive; armor of a knight or soldier; the armor of a horse. Also the equipments of a draught-horse.

  2. harness

    To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman. To equip or furnish for defense.

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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

Examples of harness in a Sentence

  1. Van Zyl:

    Maiyet is is trying to find people who are at the bottom of the economic pyramid, but who possess extraordinary and rare skills, we want to find the next generation of global artisans, whether they're in Indonesia, Peru, Mongolia, Kenya, or India and to harness those skills, but do so in a way that is relevant and applicable to the modern luxury fashion market.

  2. Malcolm Turnbull:

    The same qualities that enable us freely to harness cyberspace for prosperity can also provide an avenue for those who may wish to do us harm.

  3. Pema Letho:

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

  4. Sari Locker:

    For a powerful, innovative man, tapping into his sexual thoughts might be a great source of energy, he has figured out how to harness the power of his sex drive to create cars.

  5. Ted Kennedy:

    We have a Senate that instead of trying to harness the opportunity and potential of every person in this country, they're trying to pull us back, and I'm running for the United States Senate to tear that down, to fight back with everything we've got.

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Translations for harness

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  • 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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