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Meaning of REIN

Pronunciation:  reyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
  2. [n]  any means of control; "he took up the reins of government"
  3. [v]  keep in check; "rule one's temper"
  4. [v]  stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
  5. [v]  stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"
  6. [v]  control and direct with or as if by reins; as of a horse

REIN is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: draw rein, harness, harness, rein in, rein in, rule
 See Also: bearing rein, bound, bridle, checkrein, command, confine, control, control, halt, leading rein, limit, pull, restrain, restrict, stop, strap, throttle, trammel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rein\ (r?n), n. [F. r[^e]ne, fr. (assumed) LL. retina, fr.
    L. retinere to hold back. See {Retain}.]
    1. The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on
       each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse.
             This knight laid hold upon his reyne. --Chaucer.
    2. Hence, an instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or
       governing; government; restraint. ``Let their eyes rove
       without rein.'' --Milton.
    {To give rein}, {To give the rein to}, to give license to; to
       leave withouut restrain.
    {To take the reins}, to take the guidance or government; to
       assume control.
  2. \Rein\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reined} (r?nd); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Reining}.]
    1. To govern or direct with the reins; as, to rein a horse
       one way or another.
             He mounts and reins his horse.        --Chapman.
    2. To restrain; to control; to check.
             Being once chafed, he can not Be reined again to
             temperance.                           --Shak.
    {To rein in} or {rein up}, to check the speed of, or cause to
       stop, by drawing the reins.
  3. \Rein\, v. i.
    To be guided by reins. [R.] --Shak.