What does leash mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leash, tether, leadnoun

    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-acenoun

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

  3. collar, leashverb

    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, leashverb

    fasten with a rope

    "rope the bag securely"


  1. leashnoun

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

  2. leashnoun

    A brace and a half; a tierce.

  3. leashnoun

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

  4. leashnoun

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

  5. leashnoun

    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. leashverb

    To fasten or secure with a leash.

  7. leashverb

    to curb, restrain

  8. 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

  1. LEASHnoun

    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.

  2. To Leashverb

    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.


  1. Leash

    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.


  1. leash

    A leash is a cord, strap, or chain attached to a collar or harness designed to restrain or control an animal, typically a dog, while walking, guiding, or training. It is a tool used by owners to ensure their pet's safety and obedience in public places.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leashnoun

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

  2. Leashnoun

    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. Leashnoun

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

  4. Leashverb

    to tie together, or hold, with a leash

  5. Etymology: [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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LEASH

    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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Anagrams for leash »

  1. Sahel

  2. Selah

  3. shale

  4. hales

  5. halse

  6. heals

  7. sheal

  8. shela

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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. Liu Youbin:

    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.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    fuck ‘em all. i wear my pain proudly like a loud scarf around some Manhattan bitch’s neck and i hold the leash of the poodle otherwise known as Dead To The World proudly in front of me as it takes a shit on the lawn of city hall

  3. Manager Dave Roberts:

    After that fourth inning, he said he was starting to feel it a little bit, so that's why going into that fifth inning, it was going to be a short leash, and when I took the ball, he said, 'I gave it all I had,' and that's what you want from a player.

  4. Todd Rosenbluth:

    A growth stock is much more likely to get a longer leash because its investors by nature are thinking ahead to what this company could become. Value fund managers by comparison are much more focused on the right now.

  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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