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BRIDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bridle mean? 

BRIDLE (noun)
  The noun BRIDLE has 2 senses:

1. headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
2. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

  Familiarity information: BRIDLE used as a noun is rare.


BRIDLE (verb)
  The verb BRIDLE has 2 senses:

1. put a bridle on
2. respond to the reins, as of horses

  Familiarity information: BRIDLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRIDLE (noun)


Sense 1bridle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bridle" is a kind of...):

headgear (stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head)

Meronyms (parts of "bridle"):

bit (piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding)

cheekpiece (either of two straps of a bridle that connect the bit to the headpiece)

headpiece; headstall (the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head)

rein (one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse)

Holonyms ("bridle" is a part of...):

harness (stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart)


Sense 2bridle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bridle; curb; check

Context example:

his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Hypernyms ("bridle" is a kind of...):

restraint (the of act controlling by restraining someone or something)


BRIDLE (verb)


Sense 1bridle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put a bridle on

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

bridle horses

Hypernyms (to "bridle" is one way to...):

constrain; cumber; encumber; restrain (hold back)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bridle"):

snaffle (fit or restrain with a snaffle)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

unbridle (remove the bridle from (a horse or mule))


Sense 2bridle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Respond to the reins, as of horses

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "bridle" is one way to...):

answer; reply; respond (reply or respond to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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