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rein


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rein  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rein  \Rein\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  guided  by  reins.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rein  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rein 
  n  1:  one  of  a  pair  of  long  straps  (usually  connected  to  the  bit 
  or  the  headpiece)  used  to  control  a  horse 
  2:  any  means  of  control;  "he  took  up  the  reins  of  government" 
  v  1:  control  and  direct  with  or  as  if  by  reins;  as  of  a  horse 
  [syn:  {harness},  {rein  in},  {draw  rein}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {rein  in}] 
  3:  stop  or  check  by  or  as  if  by  a  pull  at  the  reins;  "He  reined 
  in  his  horses  in  front  of  the  post  office"  [syn:  {rein  in}] 
  4:  keep  in  check;  "rule  one's  temper"  [syn:  {rule},  {harness}] 




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