Definitions of tether

  1.   A long rope or chain by which an animal is fastened, as to a stake, so that it can range or feed only within certain limits.
  2.   A rope or chain by which a beast is confined to certain limits while feeding; anything by which one is restrained.
  3.   A rope or chain for tying: a beast, while feeding, within certain limits.
  4.   A rope for fastening an animal so as to limit its range of feeding.
  5.   A rope or chain for tying a beast in the field.
  6.   To confine by a rope; to restrain within certain limits.
  7.   To confine with a tether.
  8.   To confine with a tether: to restrain within certain limits.
  9.   A rope to fasten an animal.
  10.   To confine with a tether; restrain.
  11.   To confine, as a beast, with a tether.
  12.   restraint consisting of a rope ( or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  13.   tie with a tether; " tether horses"
  14.   To confine, as an animal, by the length of a rope.
  15.   To confine, as an animal, with a long rope or chain, as for feeding within certain limits.
  16.   A rope or chain by which a beast is confined for feeding within certain limits.

Quotes of tether

  1. And the first flight of the tether satellite happened in '92, and I was the backup on that flight. – Umberto Guidoni
  2. And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we added the second flight of the tether satellite. – Umberto Guidoni

Usage examples for tether

  1. Let us tether our horses in the thicket and enter into this little ship." ” – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  2. The horns were the corner posts, and sometimes the worshipper presenting a living creature would tether it with a cord to the altar's horn, so that the gift could be used either for sacrifice or service. ” – Standards of Life and Service by T. H. Howard
  3. You're getting near the end of your tether – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  4. The neighbors sometimes wondered why she kept that old felt hat hanging there, just as when Stephen was alive among them, but Mother Marshall never said anything about it; she just kept it there, and it comforted her to feel it; one of those little homely, tangible things that our poor souls have to tether to sometimes when we lose the vision and get faint- hearted. ” – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  5. Come, let us speed away, Lay our snares, and spread our tether – The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  6. Another method largely resorted to is to tether a myna, or other small bird, to a peg driven into the ground, and to stretch before this a net, about three feet broad and six long, kept upright by means of two sticks inserted in the ground. ” –  by
  7. “ Mr. Maule hated cabs in the morning,- preferring never to move beyond the tether of his short daily constitutional walk. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  8. He could not help feeling that the length of his tether had now probably been reached. ” – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  9. In short, I am at the end of my tether – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  10. We had just risen to our feet and were lifting up our saddles to put on our horses' backs, when we saw Dio's animal give a start and almost break its tether directly afterwards mine, which was feeding near, also started back, and I caught a glimpse of the head and neck of a snake. ” – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. He was handed the letter, which contained the following words: I am at the end of my tether – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  12. He had reached the end of his tether must get to water soon or give up the fight. ” – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  13. I'm about at the end of my tether – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett
  14. He made the other end of the short tether fast about his own body, said " Ready?" ” – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  15. His idea was to fall in with the German belief that the Dunraven had reached the end of her tether – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  16. “ Mr. Evringham had not spent weeks in selecting and testing a horse for his granddaughter without choosing one whose nervous system would be proof against sudden assaults of affection; but this onslaught was so energetic that the pony tossed his head and backed to the end of his tether – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  17. You needn't be afraid of putting us to any embarrassment so long as your expenses don't exceed their present rate; and you can buy all you want in Paris without stretching your tether a particle. ” – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  18. “ Teachers of physical training and others are doing much to organize this sort of exercise, including tramping clubs and teams for cross- country runs, and the encouragement of Tether Ball and other games suited to limited conditions. ” – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  19. But ends thy tether – Poems by Victor Hugo
  20. 1. First think, then, of that wild beast which we tether to our doors by our wrong- doing. ” – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren

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