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Definition of "rein" []

  • A long narrow leather strap attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A means of restraint, check, or guidance. (noun)
  • A means or an instrument by which power is exercised. Often used in the plural: the reins of government. (noun)
  • A long narrow leather strap attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • To check or hold back by or as if by the use of reins. Often with in, back, or up. (verb-transitive)
  • A means of restraint, check, or guidance. (noun)
  • To restrain or control. (verb-transitive)
  • A means or an instrument by which power is exercised. Often used in the plural: the reins of government. (noun)
  • To check or hold back by or as if by the use of reins. Often with in, back, or up. (verb-transitive)
  • To restrain or control. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rein" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Petzoldt is correct in saying that the German word "rein" can also have the meaning "sauber.""
  • "These deer they call rein-deer, of which there were six decoy rein-deer, which are very valuable among the Fins, because they catch the wild rein-deer with them."
  • "When you have to many who don't have to account to anyone it is hard to keep them in rein."
  • "Mr. Petzoldt is correct in saying that the German word "rein" can also have the meaning "sauber.""
  • "These deer they call rein-deer, of which there were six decoy rein-deer, which are very valuable among the Fins, because they catch the wild rein-deer with them."
  • "When you have to many who don't have to account to anyone it is hard to keep them in rein."
  • "Mr. Petzoldt is correct in saying that the German word "rein" can also have the meaning "sauber.""
  • "These deer they call rein-deer, of which there were six decoy rein-deer, which are very valuable among the Fins, because they catch the wild rein-deer with them."
  • "When you have to many who don't have to account to anyone it is hard to keep them in rein."