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Meaning of TETHER

Pronunciation:  'tedhur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  2. [v]  tie with a tether; "tether horses"
 

TETHER is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: lead, leash
 
 See Also: attach, constraint, restraint

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Teth"er\, n. [Formerly tedder, OE. tedir; akin to LG.
    tider, tier, Icel. tj[=o]?r, Dan. t["o]ir. [root]64.]
    A long rope or chain by which an animal is fastened, as to a
    stake, so that it can range or feed only within certain
    limits.
    
    
  2. \Teth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tethered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Tethering}.]
    To confine, as an animal, with a long rope or chain, as for
    feeding within certain limits.
    
          And by a slender cord was tethered to a stone.
                                                   --Wordsworth.
    
    
 

 

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