harness

[h_ˈɑː_n_ɪ_s], [hˈɑːnɪs], [hˈɑːnɪs]

Definitions of harness:

  1.   Formerly, the armor of a man or horse: the equipments of a horse. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Armour; the tackle or fittings of horses when employed in dragging carts, coaches, gigs, & c. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   The whole accoutrements or armour of a knight; the furniture of a draught horse. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   To prepare a horse with the necessary fittings for drawing a vehicle; to put on warlike accountrements. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   To put harness on. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   The working gear of a horse; the dress and armor of a knight; any arrangement, as of straps, etc., for performing some mechanical operation. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   To equip with armour; to put the harness on; to defend. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   To put harness upon; equip, as a knight. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   To equip with armor: to put the harness on a horse. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   Armor; equipments of a horse. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for harness:

  1. I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow. – Lyman Abbott
  2. Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  3. Voluntary personal savings accounts would enable future retirees to harness the power of the marketplace when saving for their retirements. – Bill Frist
  4. I did put on weight for the last half of the film, but the Ferris wheel scene was shot with a harness on me so that if I fell I wouldn't fall all the way. – Ryan Gosling
  5. Well one of the times I did a stunt was in the devil's snare room and they lifted me up on a harness and a safety rope really, really high, and they just dropped me down into the devil's snare. – Rupert Grint

Usage examples for harness:

  1. “ Alfred Barton found himself so curiously excited that he was fain to leave the harness to Giles, and quiet himself with a pipe or two in the meadow. ” – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  2. It's real hard to harness a horse. ” – Not Quite Eighteen by Susan Coolidge
  3. Beyond her in the shade Daddy John mended a piece of harness – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  4. “ I offered you twenty- five dollars if you would break him, and I'll make it thirty if at the end of a month you'll train him to saddle and harness – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  5. What does Harness want this interview for? ” – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  6. Nobody would refuse a bit of harness in a case like this. ” – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  7. “ I inquired of the owner if he also owned a wagon or harness – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  8. “ I was charmed with the novelty of driving our old enemy in harness – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  9. Now, at home I'm generally satisfied with one portion, but once let me get into the harness and I seem to have no end of capacity. ” – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  10. But what gets me is how the blast, when it came, blew the harness off the horse. ” – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett

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