Associations to the word «Rein»


REIN, noun. A strap or rope attached to the bridle or bit, used to control a horse, animal or young child.
REIN, noun. (figurative) An instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or governing.
REIN, verb. To direct or stop a horse by using reins.
REIN, verb. To restrain; to control; to check.
REIN, noun. (now rare) (archaic) (chiefly in plural) A kidney.
REIN, noun. The inward impulses; the affections and passions, formerly supposed to be located in the area of the kidneys.
REIN IN, verb. To stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins
REIN IN, verb. (idiomatic) To stop or slow something, by exercising control.
REIN UP, verb. (intransitive) To stop, to halt riding a horse by pulling on the reins.
REIN UP, verb. (transitive) To fit reins on (a horse)
REIN UP, verb. (transitive) To stop, to cause to come to a halt.

Dictionary definition

REIN, noun. One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse.
REIN, noun. Any means of control; "he took up the reins of government".
REIN, verb. Control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse".
REIN, verb. 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".
REIN, verb. Stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office".
REIN, verb. Keep in check; "rule one's temper".

Wise words

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