What does harness mean?

Definitions for harness
ˈhɑr nɪshar·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harness(noun)

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

  2. harness(verb)

    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, tackle(verb)

    put a harness

    "harness the horse"

  4. harness(verb)

    exploit the power of

    "harness natural forces and resources"

  5. harness, rein in, draw rein, rein(verb)

    control and direct with or as if by reins

    "rein a horse"

  6. rule, harness, rein(verb)

    keep in check

    "rule one's temper"

Wiktionary

  1. harness(Noun)

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

    Etymology: harneis, hernois.

  2. harness(Noun)

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

    Etymology: harneis, hernois.

  3. harness(Verb)

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

    They harnessed the horse to the post.

    Etymology: harneis, hernois.

  4. harness(Verb)

    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. Harness(noun)

    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. Harness(noun)

    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. Harness(noun)

    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. Harness(verb)

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

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

  5. Harness(verb)

    fig.: To equip or furnish for defense

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

  6. Harness(verb)

    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. Miki Ogao:

    Driver’s seat? I’m not even in the passenger’s seat! I’m in the back like a toddler in a five-point harness.

  2. Kushil Gunasekera:

    We harness waves of compassion to overcome waves of destruction and rebuild better, when a tragedy like that happens, you can't reverse it. You need to look ahead and stay positive.

  3. Craig Stark:

    People are smart and creative and if we can harness this power, we have a tremendous tool at our disposal.

  4. Jon Burns Jon Burns:

    We're trying to harness the passion of football fans to make a difference.

  5. Ramon Mata Gonzalez Jr:

    210809182019-The most difficult task, one has yet to face, besides death to their own flesh is; acknowledging, dying to and ultimately surrendering to what one, both, loves and hates more than anything in this world...their own worst enemy...themselves. Death is beautiful. However, Dying is the ugly part.-Ramon MGJr-211509182019 Think back for a second, a fear of sorts, that neither grips, nor taunts you. First jump(not dive) off the high dive. Now, think what is good, in you that you do best, only you can embrace it's passion, no longer. Like ripping a bandage off your hairy arm. Instant pain, relief, now freedom to harness what you no longer struggle to control. Self. Free, friend. Free indeed. Paz.

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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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