Definition of Leash

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

Exact synonyms: Lead, Tether
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint
Derivative terms: Tether



2. Verb. Fasten with a rope. "Rope the bag securely"
Exact synonyms: Rope
Generic synonyms: Bind, Tie
Derivative terms: Rope
Also: Rope In

3. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one.

4. Noun. A figurative restraint. "He's always gotten a long leash"
Exact synonyms: Collar
Generic synonyms: Restraint

Definition of Leash

1. n. A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog.

2. v. t. To tie together, or hold, with a leash.

Definition of Leash

1. Noun. A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog. ¹

2. Noun. A brace and a half; a tierce. ¹

3. Noun. A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general. ¹

4. Noun. A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom. ¹

5. Noun. (surfing) A leg rope. ¹

6. Verb. To fasten or secure with a leash. ¹

7. Verb. (figuratively) to curb, restrain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leash

1. to restrain an animal with a line or thong [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leash

lease line
leaseability
leaseable
leaseback
leasebacks
leased
leasee
leasees
leasehold
leaseholder
leaseholders
leaseholds
leaser
leasers
leases
leash (current term)
leash up
leashed
leashes
leashing
leashless
leashlike
leasing
leasings
leasow
leasowe
leasowed
leasowes
leasowing
leasows

Literary usage of Leash

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"MI I:ke a fawning greyhound in the leash, To let him slip at will. ... To leash, r. To unite by a leash. And at his heels Uul'/l in like bounds, ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"And falconers hold the ready hawk; And foresters, in Greenwood trim, 40 She could not glide along the air Lead in the leash ;he ..."

3. Pickett and His Men by La Salle Corbell Pickett (1899)
"General Pickett in person made the suggestion to Hood, pointing out the advantages of the movement, and the eagerness of the men in leash to be allowed to ..."

4. The Art and Practice of Hawking by Edward Blair Michell (1900)
"The leash can now be attached to the swivel. And leashes, again, may be of two kinds. The orthodox leash for peregrines and big hawks is a strip of tough ..."

5. The Talisman: A Tale of the Crusaders by Walter Scott (1878)
"By his side stood the seeming Ethiopian slave, holding the noble dog in a leash, such as was used in wood-craft. It was a circumstance which attracted no ..."

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