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REIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rein mean? 

REIN (noun)
  The noun REIN has 2 senses:

1. one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
2. any means of control

  Familiarity information: REIN used as a noun is rare.


REIN (verb)
  The verb REIN has 4 senses:

1. control and direct with or as if by reins
2. stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
3. stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
4. keep in check

  Familiarity information: REIN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REIN (noun)


Sense 1rein [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

strap (an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rein"):

bearing rein; checkrein (a rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position)

leading rein (rein to direct the horse's head left or right)

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

bridle (headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control)


Sense 2rein [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any means of control

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

he took up the reins of government

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

control (power to direct or determine)


REIN (verb)


Sense 1rein [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Control and direct with or as if by reins

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

draw rein; rein; rein in; harness

Context example:

rein a horse

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

command; control (exercise authoritative control or power over)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2rein [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

rein in; rein

Context example:

They reined in in front of the post office

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

halt; stop (come to a halt, stop moving)

Domain category:

driving (the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3rein [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

rein in; rein

Context example:

He reined in his horses in front of the post office

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

stop (cause to stop)

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

pull (rein in to keep from winning a race)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4rein [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep in check

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

harness; rein; rule

Context example:

rule one's temper

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

bound; confine; limit; restrain; restrict; throttle; trammel (place limits on (extent or access))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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