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rein

rein

 
pronunciation:
reIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) a set of leather straps attached to both ends of a bridle bit by which a driver or rider can control an animal such as a horse.
 
similar words:
restraint, trammel
definition 2: a means of restraint, control, or guidance.
synonyms:
check, constraint, curb, restraint
similar words:
bit, leash, limit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reined, reining, reins
definition 1: to check, guide, or hold back by means of reins (often fol. by in).
similar words:
bridle, hold, restrain
definition 2: to curb, guide, or control (often fol. by in).
synonyms:
control, curb, guide, restrain
similar words:
bridle, contain, hold, subdue
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to control an animal by using reins.
Homophone Note
The words rein, rain, and reign sound alike but have different meanings.