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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

(harness is a kind of ...) gear for a horse

(harness is a part of ...) headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control

(harness is a part of ...) stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

(harness is a part of ...) rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

(harness is a part of ...) stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head

(harness is a part of ...) a harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth; prevents the horse from throwing back its head

(harness is a part of ...) either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

Definition 2: a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute) - [noun denoting artifact]

(harness is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is part of harness) rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall

Definition 3: keep in check - [verb of change]

Samples where harness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rule one's temper

Synonyms for harness in the sense of this definition

(harness is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Definition 4: exploit the power of - [verb of consumption]

Samples where harness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harness natural forces and resources

(harness is a kind of ...) draw from; make good use of

"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

Definition 5: put a harness - [verb of contact]

Samples where harness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harness the horse

Synonyms for harness in the sense of this definition

(harness is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of harness ) attach a yoke or harness to

"inspan the draft animals"

(harness belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Samples where harness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rein a horse

Synonyms for harness in the sense of this definition

(harness is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

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