Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rein

2 senses of rein

Sense 1
rein -- (one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse)
       => strap -- (an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position)

Sense 2
rein -- (any means of control; "he took up the reins of government")
       => control -- (power to direct or determine; "under control")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rein

4 senses of rein

Sense 1
harness, rein in, draw rein, rein -- (control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 2
rein, rein in -- (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")
       => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 3
rein, rein in -- (stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

Sense 4
rule, harness, rein -- (keep in check; "rule one's temper")
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

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