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Definitions and Synonyms of rein | Another word for rein | What is rein?

Definition 1: one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse - [noun denoting artifact]

(rein is a kind of ...) an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position

(... is a kind of rein ) a rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position

(... is a kind of rein ) rein to direct the horse's head left or right

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

Definition 2: any means of control - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • he took up the reins of government

(rein is a kind of ...) power to direct or determine

"under control"

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

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

  • rule one's temper

Synonyms for rein in the sense of this definition

(rein 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: stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins - [verb of motion]

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

  • They reined in in front of the post office

Synonyms for rein in the sense of this definition

(rein is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(rein belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 5: stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins - [verb of motion]

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

  • He reined in his horses in front of the post office

Synonyms for rein in the sense of this definition

(rein is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

(... is a kind of rein ) rein in to keep from winning a race

"pull a horse"

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

  • rein a horse

Synonyms for rein in the sense of this definition

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

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

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