What does restraint mean?

Definitions for restraint
rɪˈstreɪntre·straint

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restraintnoun

    the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

    "the unlawful restraint of trade"

  2. restraint, controlnoun

    discipline in personal and social activities

    "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"

  3. constraint, restraintnoun

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

  4. restraintnoun

    a rule or condition that limits freedom

    "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"

  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simplenessnoun

    lack of ornamentation

    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

  6. restraint, constraintnoun

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

Wiktionary

  1. restraintnoun

    something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures

    Make sure all the restraints are tight.

  2. restraintnoun

    control or caution; reserve

    Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restraintnoun

    the act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental

  2. Restraintnoun

    the state of being restrained

  3. Restraintnoun

    that which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction

Freebase

  1. Restraint

    Restraint is a 2008 Australian thriller film, directed by David Denneen, written by Dave Warner and starring Stephen Moyer, Travis Fimmel and Teresa Palmer. The film was shot on location around New South Wales, Australia in mid-2005. Working titles during production were Ravenswood, Guests and Power Surge. It also features a cameo by Vanessa Redgrave.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. restraint

    In the context of joint operation planning, a requirement placed on the command by a higher command that prohibits an action, thus restricting freedom of action. See also constraint; operational limitation.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restraint' in Nouns Frequency: #2335

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restraint in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restraint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of restraint in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Beck:

    We need a constitutional restraint on the executive branch, and Donald Trump I really truly believe is a very dangerous man. If you listen to the things he said this weekend.

  2. Officer Christopher Smelser:

    Valenzuela was continually struggling to get away, once on the ground, during this struggle, Officer Smelser applied a vascular neck restraint technique to gain control, it is police policy that after any use of force, fire and ambulance are called upon to provide medical care, if necessary. Mr. Valenzuela was observed as non-responsive, EMS technicians attempted life-saving measures which were not successful.

  3. Sheriff Jim Skinner:

    At around 10:22 p.m., while being placed on the restraint bed, Mr. Scott became nonresponsive.

  4. Jim Ritterbusch:

    Trump appears to be attempting to micromanage the oil... to maintain strong enough production to keep global supplies in surplus, but as far as the Saudis are concerned, today's tweets could even embolden their efforts toward restraint.

  5. Darryn James:

    These destabilizing actions are inconsistent with the commitment by China and all claimants to exercise restraint from actions that could escalate disputes, that's why we've called for all claimants to stop land reclamation, stop construction and stop militarization in the South China Sea.

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. tight
    • B. victimised
    • C. hatched
    • D. reassuring

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