Harness

[h_ˈɑː_n_ɪ_s], [hˈɑːnɪs], [hˈɑːnɪs]

Definitions of harness:

  1.   control and direct with or as if by reins; " rein a horse"
  2.   To equip with harness or with armor.
  3.   control and direct with or as if by reins; as of a horse
  4.   To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.
  5.   The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
  6.   The whole accoutrements or armour of a knight; the furniture of a draught horse.
  7.   Armor; equipments of a horse.
  8.   To equip with armor: to put the harness on a horse.
  9.   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
  10.   To put harness on.
  11.   Armour; the tackle or fittings of horses when employed in dragging carts, coaches, gigs, & c.
  12.   Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.
  13.   Defensive armor.
  14.   The working gear of a horse; the dress and armor of a knight; any arrangement, as of straps, etc., for performing some mechanical operation.
  15.   put a harness on; of animals such as horses
  16.   Formerly, the armor of a man or horse: the equipments of a horse.
  17.   exploit the power of; " harness natural forces and resources"
  18.   a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body ( especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
  19.   To prepare a horse with the necessary fittings for drawing a vehicle; to put on warlike accountrements.
  20.   To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.
  21.   Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.
  22.   keep in check; " rule one's temper"
  23.   To equip with armour; to put the harness on; to defend.
  24.   Equipment for any work; active service.
  25.   The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.
  26.   The equipment of a horse or other draft animal; tackle.
  27.   put a harness; " harness the horse"
  28.   To put harness upon; equip, as a knight.

Antonyms for harness:

misapply, misuse, ignore, unharness, neglect.


Quotes for harness:

  1. I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow. – Lyman Abbott
  2. Through their work with fetal tissue, researchers hope to find ways to harness embryonic stem cells which have the ability to become any type of human cell and could provide new treatments for many illnesses. – Tom Allen
  3. 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
  4. Women have to harness their power- its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner. – Cher
  5. Voluntary personal savings accounts would enable future retirees to harness the power of the marketplace when saving for their retirements. – Bill Frist
  6. You have freedom when you're easy in your harness – Robert Frost
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. We need to bridge the gap between the medical libraries and the hospital rooms; take the information out there already, add to it, focus it, harness it- and bring it to the patient who was just diagnosed today. – Bruce Vento
  10. The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away. – Walter Wriston

Usage examples for harness:

  1. “ I would never have let you slip my harness through. ” – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  2. It's real hard to harness a horse. ” – Not Quite Eighteen by Susan Coolidge
  3. “ I shall go in first and ask whether they've any old boots or harness that we can mend; and then you'll come in, while we're in the middle of a conversation. ” – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  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. Father Fahy died in harness in 1871 of yellow fever; he attended a poor Italian woman and on returning home was at once taken ill. ” – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  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. “ 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
  9. It so happened that Simon slept in a room over the stable where the pony was kept; and Jane Parsons, in going for this pony to harness him to the light cart, awoke Simon from his light slumber. ” – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  10. What has a rough old soldier, grown grim and gray in the harness Used to the camp and its ways, to do with the wooing of maidens? ” – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  11. “ Caldera's wife saw her husband harness the cart and compel Pascualet to get into it. ” – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
  12. Shall I harness the horses, sir? ” – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  13. Then the lord of the castle, seeing a knight armed at all points, with a damsel and a page, riding towards the tower, came forth to meet them; and his horse and harness with his shield and spear, were all of a red color. ” – King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Unknown
  14. 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
  15. What does Harness want this interview for? ” – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  16. “ I was charmed with the novelty of driving our old enemy in harness – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  17. Beyond her in the shade Daddy John mended a piece of harness – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  18. Guy had made up his mind to the sacrifice of " running in single harness and had said so, frankly. ” – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  19. “ Humphrey then went out to harness the pony, and when all was ready, he and Oswald set off again. ” – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  20. 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

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