What does leash mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leash, tether, lead(noun)

    restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

  2. three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

  3. collar, leash(verb)

    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"

  4. rope, leash(verb)

    fasten with a rope

    "rope the bag securely"


  1. leash(Noun)

    A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.

  2. leash(Noun)

    A brace and a half; a tierce.

  3. leash(Noun)

    A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.

  4. leash(Noun)

    A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.

  5. leash(Noun)

    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.

  6. leash(Verb)

    To fasten or secure with a leash.

  7. leash(Verb)

    to curb, restrain

  8. Origin: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leash(noun)

    a thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog

  2. Leash(noun)

    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

  3. Leash(noun)

    a string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom

  4. Leash(verb)

    to tie together, or hold, with a leash

  5. Origin: [OE. lese, lees, leece, OF. lesse, F. laisse, LL. laxa, fr. L. laxus loose. See Lax.]


  1. Leash

    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

  1. Leash

    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.]

Anagrams for leash »

  1. hales

  2. halse

  3. Selah

  4. heals

  5. shale

  6. Sahel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leash in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of leash in a Sentence

  1. Octavia E. Butler:

    A long leash is still a leash.

  2. Jonathan Skolnik:

    It turns out it wasn’t a duffel bag. We could smell it and it was a pig on a leash.

  3. Alexander Lukashenko:

    You don't pressure us! we have been and will be your reliable friends, but if you try to hurt us, I won't tolerate that. We aren't puppies to be taken on a leash.

  4. Keith Poulsen:

    If you go to dog parks, keep your dog on a leash, and avoid densely populated dog areas, especially if you have a very young dog or a very old dog whose immune system is compromised.

  5. Scott Holt:

    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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