Definitions for restraint
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word restraint.
the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
discipline in personal and social activities
"he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
the state of being physically constrained
"dogs should be kept under restraint"
a rule or condition that limits freedom
"legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simplenessnoun
lack of ornamentation
"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
a device that retards something's motion
"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
Make sure all the restraints are tight.
control or caution; reserve
Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from restrain;restreint, Fr.
She will well excuse,
Why at this time the doors are barr’d against you;
Depart in patience,
And about evening come yourself alone,
To know the reason of this strange restraint. William Shakespeare.
Th’ enfranchisement of Arthur, whose restraint
Doth move the murm’ring lips of discontent. William Shakespeare.
It is to no purpose to lay restraints or give privileges to men, in such general terms, as the particular persons concerned cannot be known by. John Locke.
I think it a manifest disadvantage, and a great restraint upon us. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.
What mov’d our parents to transgress his will
For one restraint, lords of the world besides? John Milton.
If all were granted, yet it must be maintained within any bold restraints, far otherwise than it is received. Brown.
There is no restraint to the Lord to save, by many or by few. 1 Sam. xiv. 6.
Thus it shall befal
Him who, to worth in women overtrusting,
Lets her will rule; restraint she will not brook. John Milton.
Is there any thing, which reflects a greater lustre upon a man’s person, than a severe temperance and a restraint of himself from vicious pleasures? South.
Restraint is the act of limiting, controlling, or preventing someone's actions, behaviors, or desires. It can refer to a device used to restrict movement or a personal quality of self-discipline or self-control. It can also refer to a measure taken to keep a situation under control or within limits.
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
the state of being restrained
that which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'restraint' in Nouns Frequency: #2335
The numerical value of restraint in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of restraint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Just look at the photographs, these are huge activities that are designed to change the status quo, it is not helpful in terms of finding a way forward and it is not an example of what anybody would understand as self-restraint.
In the body restraint is good; good is restraint in speech; in thought restraint is good: good is restraint in all things.
While none of us knows what that (decision) will be, our shared hope and expectation is that, regardless of the decision, people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint, this is not the time to turn on each other.
Director Mulvaney should turn his calls for spending restraint toward the Trump Administration’s mounting spending scandals involving the obscene waste of taxpayer money, i didn’t hear any calls for restraint from Director Mulvaney when the Administration used taxpayer dollars to buy a $43,000 phone booth or a $31,000 dining room table. Where is Director Mulvaney while the Administration is piling-up private jet costs and taking $120,000 Italian vacations — all on the government dime?
We'll have to certainly look at potentially continued spending restraint. For example, we've had an operating spending freeze. The finance minister may have to look at extending that.
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- připoutání, pouta, spoutáníCzech
- Beherrschung, Zügelung, Zurückhaltung, Einschränkung, Zwang, Kontrolle, BeschränkungGerman
- restricción, control, limitación, detenciónSpanish
- side, maltti, itsehillintä, pidättyväisyysFinnish
- retenue, freinFrench
- casg, bacadh, amaladhScottish Gaelic
- ritegno, ritegniItalian
- opanowanie, ograniczenie, powściągliwośćPolish
- сдерживание, ограничение, сдержанность, сдерRussian
- kiềm chếVietnamese
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