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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reinsnoun

    The kidneys; the lower part of the back.

    Etymology: renes, Lat. rein, Fr.

    Whom I shall see for myself, though my reins be consumed. Job xix. 27.


  1. reins

    Reins are items of horse tack, used to direct a horse or other animal used for riding. They are long straps that can be made of leather, nylon, metal, or other materials, and attach to a bridle via either its bit or its noseband.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reins

    the kidneys; also, the region of the kidneys; the loins

  2. Reins

    the inward impulses; the affections and passions; -- so called because formerly supposed to have their seat in the part of the body where the kidneys are

  3. Etymology: [F. rein, pl. reins, fr. L. ren, pl. renes.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reins

    rānz, n.pl. the kidneys: the lower part of the back over the kidneys: (B.) the inward parts: the heart. [O. Fr.,—L. renes.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. REINS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Reins is ranked #66553 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Reins surname appeared 297 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Reins.

    92.2% or 274 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for reins »

  1. risen

  2. rinse

  3. serin

  4. siren

  5. resin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reins in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of reins in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.

  2. Frank Candelieri:

    I like what he's saying. We need somebody who's aggressive, no pussy-footing around. He gets right to the point. We need somebody who's going to take the damn reins and ride it.

  3. Margaret Oliphant Oliphant:

    The incomprehensibleness of women is an old theory, but what is that to the curious wondering observation with which wives, mothers, and sisters watch the other unreasoning animal in those moments when he has snatched the reins out of their hands, and is not to be spoken to! . It is best to let him come to, and feel his own helplessness.

  4. John Locke:

    Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.

  5. Donald Lowry:

    The ASC decision applies the reins to Suncor, who tried to stampede our shareholders, this decision exposes Suncor's opportunism and levels the playing field.

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