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LEASH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does leash mean? 

LEASH (noun)
  The noun LEASH has 3 senses:

1. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
2. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
3. a figurative restraint

  Familiarity information: LEASH used as a noun is uncommon.


LEASH (verb)
  The verb LEASH has 1 sense:

1. fasten with a rope

  Familiarity information: LEASH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEASH (noun)


Sense 1leash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

leash; tether; lead

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

constraint; restraint (a device that retards something's motion)


Sense 2leash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

threesome; trey; triad; trine; trinity; trio; triplet; three; terzetto; 3; deuce-ace; III; tercet; ternary; ternion; leash; tierce; troika

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

digit; figure (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration)


Sense 3leash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A figurative restraint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

leash; collar

Context examples:

asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market / kept a tight leash on his emotions / he's always gotten a long leash

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

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


LEASH (verb)


Sense 1leash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten with a rope

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

leash; rope

Context example:

rope the bag securely

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

bind; tie (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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