Associations to the word «Restraint»


RESTRAINT, noun. (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
RESTRAINT, noun. (uncountable) control or caution; reserve
RESTRAINT OF TRADE, noun. (legal) An agreement that prevents fair competition on the open market, such as an agreement by one party to hire a second party to work within a profession on the condition that the second party will not compete against the first.

Dictionary definition

RESTRAINT, noun. The act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade".
RESTRAINT, noun. Discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself".
RESTRAINT, noun. The state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint".
RESTRAINT, noun. A rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports".
RESTRAINT, noun. Lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint".
RESTRAINT, noun. A device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi