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Definitions for leash
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leash, tether, leadnoun
restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-acenoun
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
a figurative restraint
"asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market"; "kept a tight leash on his emotions"; "he's always gotten a long leash"
fasten with a rope
"rope the bag securely"
A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.
A brace and a half; a tierce.
A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
A leg rope.
1980: Probably the idea was around before that, but the first photo of the leash in action was published that year uE000128394uE001 As Years Roll By (1970's Retrospective), Drew Kampion, Surfing magazine, February 1980, page 43. Quoted at surfresearch.com.au glossary.
To fasten or secure with a leash.
to curb, restrain
Etymology: From leesshe, leysche, lesshe, a variant of more original lease, from lees, leese, leece, lese, from lesse (modern French laisse), from laxa, feminine form of laxus; compare lax.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: lésse, French; letse, Dutch; laccio, Italian.
Holding Corioli in the name of Rome,
Even like a fawning greyhound in the leash,
To let him slip at will. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
What I was, I am;
More straining on, for plucking back; not following
My leash unwillingly. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
The ravished soul being shewn such game, would break those leashes that tie her to the body. Boyle.
I am sworn brother to a leash of drawers, and can call them all by their Christian names. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Some thought when he did gabble
Th’ad heard three labourers of Babel,
Or Cerberus himself pronounce
A leash of languages at once. Hudibras, p. i.
Thou art a living comedy; they are a leash of dull devils. John Dennis, Letters.
To bind; to hold in a string.
Etymology: from the noun.
Then should the warlike Harry, like himself,
Assume the port of Mars; and, at his heels,
Leasht in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire,
Crouch for employment. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
A leash (also called a lead, lead line or tether) is a rope or similar material used to control an animal by attaching it to a collar, harness, or halter. In British English, a leash is generally for a larger (possibly dangerous or aggressive) animal, with lead being more commonly used when walking a dog.
a thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog
a brace and a half; a tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general
a string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom
to tie together, or hold, with a leash
Etymology: [OE. lese, lees, leece, OF. lesse, F. laisse, LL. laxa, fr. L. laxus loose. See Lax.]
A leash is a rope or similar material attached to the neck or head of an animal for restraint or control. On the animal, some leashes clip or tie to a collar, harness, or halter, while others go directly around the animal's neck.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lēsh, n. a lash or line by which a hawk or hound is held: a brace and a half, three.—v.t. to hold by a leash: to bind. [O. Fr. lesse (Fr. laisse), a thong to hold a dog by—L. laxus, loose.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leash is ranked #128249 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Leash surname appeared 133 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Leash.
93.9% or 125 total occurrences were White.
4.5% or 6 total occurrences were Black.
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The numerical value of leash in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of leash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of leash in a Sentence
The Fed has got markets by the leash. And this week, it will once more tug and yank.
Weather conditions last month in Beijing were the worst over the past six years with slow wind, little rain and high temperatures, but average pollution readings were able to stay at same level as the past five years, the air pollution campaign has entered a stage of stalemate, as Chairman Mao described in his famous book 'On Protracted War'... The efforts we made have sometimes been offset by unfavorable weather, and it will take time for us to slip the leash of weather conditions to win the war.
It made me wonder whether someone stole her for dog fighting and either cut or tried to starve her to make her aggressive, bridget was also found wearing her distinctive pink, floral collar, and her leash, and my phone number was scratched off her tag — maybe the thief got spooked by all the media attention and dumped her on a random road.
It turns out it wasn’t a duffel bag. We could smell it and it was a pig on a leash.
I was just trying to get to my meeting, i stupidly didn’t bring a leash or a lifejacket, so if a [wave] took the board, then I just would’ve been stuck out there drowning in a suit.
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Translations for leash
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- corretjaCatalan, Valencian
- Leine, HundeleineGerman
- talutin, talutushihnaFinnish
- iallScottish Gaelic
- רצועה להולכת כלבHebrew
- 革紐, 綱, リードJapanese
- თასმა, ღვედი, საბელიGeorgian
- LéngtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- lijn, drietalDutch
- leiebånd, kobbel, lenkeNorwegian
- encoleirar, coleiraPortuguese
- тройка, привязь, трое, поводок, [[комплект]] [[из]] [[триRussian
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