harness

  • 1 harness — [här′nis] n. [ME harneis < OFr, armor < ON * hernest, military supplies < herr, army, akin to HARRY + nest, provisions] 1. Archaic armor and other military equipment for a man or horse 2. the assemblage of leather straps and metal pieces …

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  • 2 harness — har‧ness [ˈhɑːns ǁ ˈhɑːr ] verb [transitive] to control and use a natural force or people s energy or skills: • He designs systems to harness the energy of waves to produce electricity. * * * harness UK US /ˈhɑːnɪs/ verb [T] ► to collect and… …

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  • 3 Harness — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles L. Harness (1915–2005), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Forest Harness (1895–1974), US amerikanischer Politiker Harness steht außerdem für: das Geschirr eines Zugtieres Synonym für einen Lifebelt …

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  • 4 harness — ► NOUN 1) a set of straps and fittings by which a horse or other draught animal is fastened to a cart, plough, etc. and is controlled by its driver. 2) a similar arrangement of straps, as for fastening a parachute to a person s body or for… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Harness — Har ness ( n[e^]s), n. [OE. harneis, harnes, OF. harneis, F. harnais, harnois; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. harnez old iron, armor, W. haiarn iron, Armor. houarn, Ir. iarann, Gael. iarunn. Cf. {Iron}.] 1. Originally, the complete dress,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 harness — [n] gear for controlling an animal belt, equipment, strap, tack, tackle, trappings; concept 496 harness [v] rein in; control accouter, apply, bind, bridle, channel, check, cinch, collar, constrain, couple, curb, domesticate, employ, equip,… …

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  • 7 Harness — Har ness, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harnessed} ( n[e^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harnessing}.] [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.] 1. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array. [1913 Webster] Harnessed in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 harness — index confine, constrain (imprison), constrain (restrain), curb, discipline (control), handcuff …

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  • 9 Harness — A harness is a looped restraint or support.Harness may also refer to: *Harness (comics), a character in the Marvel Comics universe *Child harness *Climbing harness *Dog harness *Horse harness *Parrot harness *Safety harness *Test harness, in… …

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  • 10 harness — harnesser, n. harnessless, adj. harnesslike, adj. /hahr nis/, n. 1. the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal. Cf. yoke1 (def. 1). 2. (on a loom) the frame containing heddles through which the… …

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  • 11 harness — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 for a horse ADJECTIVE ▪ leather VERB + HARNESS ▪ put on ▪ remove, take off PREPOSITION …

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  • 12 harness — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)nɪs[/t]] harnesses, harnessing, harnessed 1) VERB If you harness something such as an emotion or natural source of energy, you bring it under your control and use it. [V n] ...the movement s ability to harness the anger of all… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 harness — har|ness1 [ˈha:nıs US ˈha:r ] n [U and C] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: herneis bags, equipment ] 1.) a set of leather bands used to control a horse or to attach it to a vehicle it is pulling ↑harness, ↑rope 2.) a set of bands used to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 harness — {{11}}harness (n.) c.1300, personal fighting equipment, body armor, also armor or trappings of a war horse, from O.Fr. harnois arms, equipment; harness; male genitalia; tackle; household equipment, of uncertain origin, perhaps from O.N. *hernest… …

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  • 15 harness — I. noun Etymology: Middle English herneis baggage, gear, from Anglo French harneis, herneis, probably from Old Norse *hernest, from herr army + nest provisions Date: 14th century 1. a. the gear other than a yoke of a draft animal b. gear,… …

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  • 16 harness — har|ness1 [ harnəs ] noun count a set of strong leather bands used for fastening around an animal such as a horse so that it can pull a vehicle a. a set of strong bands of leather, cloth, or rope used for fastening someone in a particular place… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 harness — I UK [ˈhɑː(r)nɪs] / US [ˈhɑrnəs] noun [countable] Word forms harness : singular harness plural harnesses a) a set of strong leather bands used for fastening around an animal such as a horse so that it can pull a vehicle b) a set of strong bands… …

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  • 18 harness — 1 noun (C, U) 1 a piece of equipment for controlling a horse, consisting of long pieces of leather held together by metal and worn over the horse s head and shoulders 2 a piece of equipment used to fasten someone in a place or to stop them from… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 harness — [1] A belt system used with child seats and in cars, consisting of two shoulder belts and two lap belt portions fastened by a central buckle. [2] A bundle of electrical wires. For convenience in handling and for neatness, all wires going to… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 20 Harness — Recorded as Harnes, Harness, Hiarn, Harines, and possibly others, this is a very interesting surname. Although it can now probably be best described as English at least in the spellings shown, it is of pre 10th century Norse French origins. It… …

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