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"
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
Origin: [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.]
Harness is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. Her first appearance was in New Mutants Annual #7.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
An old statute term for the tackling or furniture of a ship.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman. To equip or furnish for defense.
The numerical value of harness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of harness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of harness in a Sentence
Be it in you, or around you, harness genius.
We're trying to harness the passion of football fans to make a difference.
Windmills are new to Bhutan, and we can easily harness wind (here) given the location of the village.
People are smart and creative and if we can harness this power, we have a tremendous tool at our disposal.
I'm not an expert in the area but I do think we need to figure out how to harness the power of the citizens.
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- збру́я, ву́пражBelarusian
- arnèsCatalan, Valencian
- Geschirr, Anschnallgurt, Gurt, nutzbar machen, Pferdegeschirr, vorspannenGerman
- کنترل کردنPersian
- valjastaa, johtosarja, valjaatFinnish
- harnais, harnacherFrench
- greigh, cullee chabbil, greienysManx
- hám, befogHungarian
- harneso, harnesizarIdo
- braca, imbracare, imbracatura, imbragatura, frenare, imbrago, trattenere, imbrigliare, imbragareItalian
- uprząż, zaprząc, wiązka, ujarzmiać, zaprzęgać, pęk, ujarzmićPolish
- arreios, arrear, aproveitarPortuguese
- ham, harnașamentRomanian
- хому́т, у́пряжь, ремень, упря́жка, запрягать, сбру́яRussian
- пшњак, pšnjakSerbo-Croatian
- sela, seldon, binda, exploatera, utbygga, sele, spänna för, ta i anspråk, bygga ut, sela på, utnyttja, tämjaSwedish
- у́пряж, запрягати, збру́я, приборкуватиUkrainian
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