HyperDic: constraint

English > 3 senses of the word constraint:
NOUNstateconstraint, restraintthe state of being physically constrained
artifactconstraint, restrainta device that retards something's motion / motion
actconstraintthe act of constraining
constraint > pronunciation
Rhymesacquaint ... taint: 12 rhymes with eynt...
English > constraint: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being physically constrained.
NarrowercageSomething that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement
BroaderconfinementThe state of being confined
Spanishcoerción, limitación, restricción
Catalanlimitació, restricció
English > constraint: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA device that retards something's motion / motion.
Narrowerair bagA safety restraint in an automobile
airbrake, dive brakeA small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft
arrester, arrester hookA restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
bandA restraint put around something to hold it together
brakeA restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
brakeAnything that slows or hinders a process
brake padOne of the pads that apply friction to both sides of the brake disk
brake shoe, shoe, skidA restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
catch, stopA restraint that checks the motion of something
chainAnything that acts as a restraint
fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
gag, muzzlerestraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
leash, tether, leadrestraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
lock, ignition lockA restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key / key
muzzleA leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting
safety belt, life belt, safety harnessBelt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt
sea anchor, droguerestraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel
shackle, bond, hamper, trammelA restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
trammelA restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishfreno, limitación, restricción
Catalanfre, limitació, restricció
English > constraint: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of constraining; the threat / threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others.
Narrowerswaddling clothesrestrictions placed on the immature
Broaderrestriction, confinementThe act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

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