Harness

Harness Har"ness, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harnessed} (-n[e^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harnessing}.] [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.] 1. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array. [1913 Webster]

Harnessed in rugged steel. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

A gay dagger, Harnessed well and sharp as point of spear. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

3. To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster]

Harnessed to some regular profession. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]

{Harnessed antelope}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Guib}.

{Harnessed moth} (Zo["o]l.), an American bombycid moth ({Arctia phalerata} of Harris), having, on the fore wings, stripes and bands of buff on a black ground. [1913 Webster]


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  • harness — [här′nis] n. [ME harneis < OFr, armor < ON * hernest, military supplies < herr, army, akin to HARRY + nest, provisions] 1. Archaic armor and other military equipment for a man or horse 2. the assemblage of leather straps and metal pieces …   English World dictionary

  • harness — har‧ness [ˈhɑːns ǁ ˈhɑːr ] verb [transitive] to control and use a natural force or people s energy or skills: • He designs systems to harness the energy of waves to produce electricity. * * * harness UK US /ˈhɑːnɪs/ verb [T] ► to collect and… …   Financial and business terms

  • Harness — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles L. Harness (1915–2005), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Forest Harness (1895–1974), US amerikanischer Politiker Harness steht außerdem für: das Geschirr eines Zugtieres Synonym für einen Lifebelt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harness — (See Jacquards). The harness of a jacquard machine is the series of cords from the machine to the mail eyes which control the lifting of the warp threads. From the jacquard hooks downwards there are six items : tail pieces attached to the hooks… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • harness — ► NOUN 1) a set of straps and fittings by which a horse or other draught animal is fastened to a cart, plough, etc. and is controlled by its driver. 2) a similar arrangement of straps, as for fastening a parachute to a person s body or for… …   English terms dictionary

  • Harness — Har ness ( n[e^]s), n. [OE. harneis, harnes, OF. harneis, F. harnais, harnois; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. harnez old iron, armor, W. haiarn iron, Armor. houarn, Ir. iarann, Gael. iarunn. Cf. {Iron}.] 1. Originally, the complete dress,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harness — [n] gear for controlling an animal belt, equipment, strap, tack, tackle, trappings; concept 496 harness [v] rein in; control accouter, apply, bind, bridle, channel, check, cinch, collar, constrain, couple, curb, domesticate, employ, equip,… …   New thesaurus

  • harness — index confine, constrain (imprison), constrain (restrain), curb, discipline (control), handcuff …   Law dictionary

  • Harness — A harness is a looped restraint or support.Harness may also refer to: *Harness (comics), a character in the Marvel Comics universe *Child harness *Climbing harness *Dog harness *Horse harness *Parrot harness *Safety harness *Test harness, in… …   Wikipedia

  • harness — harnesser, n. harnessless, adj. harnesslike, adj. /hahr nis/, n. 1. the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal. Cf. yoke1 (def. 1). 2. (on a loom) the frame containing heddles through which the… …   Universalium

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