HyperDic: restraint

English > 6 senses of the word restraint:
NOUNactrestraintthe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
attributerestraint, controldiscipline in personal and social activities
staterestraint, constraintthe state of being physically constrained
cognitionrestrainta rule or condition that limits freedom
attributerestraint, chasteness, simplicity, simplenesslack of ornamentation
artifactrestraint, constrainta device that retards something's motion / motion
restraint > pronunciation
Soundsrihstrey'nt; riystrey'nt
Rhymesacquaint ... taint: 12 rhymes with eynt...
English > restraint: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something.
Example"the unlawful restraint of trade"
Narrowerbridle, check, curbThe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
collar, leashA figurative restraint
confinementThe act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
containmentThe act of containing
damperA depressing restraint
immobilization, immobilisation, immobilizingThe act of limiting movement / movement or making incapable of movement / movement
restraint of tradeAny act that tends to prevent free competition in business
restriction, confinementThe act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)
suppression, curtailmentThe act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
BroadercontrolThe activity of managing or exerting control over something
Verbsrestrainkeep under control
English > restraint: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningdiscipline in personal and social activities.
Example"he was a model of polite restraint"
NarrowercontinenceVoluntary control over urinary / urinary and fecal discharge
inhibitionThe quality of being inhibited
self-restraint, temperatenessExhibiting restraint imposed on the self
temperance, moderationThe trait of avoiding / avoiding excesses
BroaderdisciplineThe trait of being well behaved
OppositeunrestraintThe quality of lacking restraint
Spanishcontención, control, mesura, moderación
Catalancontrol, mesura
English > restraint: 6 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being physically constrained.
Example"dogs should be kept under restraint"
NarrowercageSomething that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement
BroaderconfinementThe state of being confined
Spanishcoerción, limitación, restricción
Catalanlimitació, restricció
Verbsrestrainto close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
English > restraint: 6 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA rule or condition that limits freedom.
  • "legal restraints"
  • "restraints imposed on imports"
NarrowerfloodgateSomething that restrains a flood or outpouring
Broaderrestriction, limitationA principle that limits the extent of something
English > restraint: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaninglack of ornamentation.
Example"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
Synonymschasteness, simplicity, simpleness
BroaderplainnessThe appearance of being plain and unpretentious
Spanishsencillez, simplicidad
Catalansenzillesa, simplicitat
English > restraint: 6 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA device that retards something's motion / motion.
Example"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
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

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