What does restraint mean?

Definitions for restraint
rɪˈstreɪntre·straint

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restraint(noun)

    the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

    "the unlawful restraint of trade"

  2. restraint, control(noun)

    discipline in personal and social activities

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

  3. constraint, restraint(noun)

    the state of being physically constrained

    "dogs should be kept under restraint"

  4. restraint(noun)

    a rule or condition that limits freedom

    "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"

  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    lack of ornamentation

    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

  6. restraint, constraint(noun)

    a device that retards something's motion

    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

Wiktionary

  1. restraint(Noun)

    something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures

    Make sure all the restraints are tight.

  2. restraint(Noun)

    control or caution; reserve

    Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restraint(noun)

    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. Restraint(noun)

    the state of being restrained

  3. Restraint(noun)

    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

How to pronounce restraint?

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How to say restraint in sign language?

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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. George Bernard Shaw:

    It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public.

  2. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    We do continue to be concerned about the need for both the Iranians and the Saudis to de-escalate the situation. We are urging all sides to show some restraint and to not further inflame tensions that are on quite vivid display in the region.

  3. Butler:

    Law does not put the least restraint Upon our freedom, but maintain?st; Or, if it does, ?tis for our good, To give us freer latitude: For wholesome laws preserve us free, By stinting of our liberty.

  4. The Kentucky senator:

    It is hard for me not to use profanity in describing it, we should be using the leverage of the debt ceiling to actually enforce spending restraint.

  5. Luo Zhaohui:

    We hope that the concerned parties will practice restraint and meet each other halfway, and work through dialogue to realize positive interactions and quickly find a meeting point to find a resolution.

Images & Illustrations of restraint

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