NounLeash (plural leashes)
- (US) A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.
- A brace and a half; a tierce.
- A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
- A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
- (surfing) A leg rope.
- To fasten or secure with a leash.
- (figuratively) to curb, restrain
- unleash v
Verbs for Leash
attach—; drag on—; exert—; hunt on—; lug on—; ply—; pull at—; secure with—; slip—; strain—; tow on—; tug at—; — confines; —controls; —restrains; —restricts; —yields; draw in—.
Oregon boat, anchor, band, bandage, belt, bend, bilbo, bind, bind up, bond, bonds, brace, bridle, bundle, camisole, chain, chains, cinch, clover, collar, cuffs, deuce-ace, do up, enchain, entrammel, fasten, fetter, gag, gird, girdle, girt, girth, gyve, gyves, halter, hamper, handcuff, handcuffs, hobble, hobbles, hog-tie, hopple, hopples, irons, lace, lash, leading strings, make fast, manacle, moor, muzzle, peg down, picket, pillory, pin down, pinion, put in irons, reins, restrain, restraint, restraints, rope, secure, set of three, shackle, shamrock, splice, stocks, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, stranglehold, strap, swaddle, swathe, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, tether, three, threesome, tie, tie down, tie up, tierce, trammel, trammels, trefoil, trey, triad, trialogue, triangle, tricorn, trident, triennium, trihedron, trilogy, trimester, trine, trinity, trinomial, trio, triphthong, triple crown, triple threat, triplet, triplopy, tripod, triptych, trireme, triseme, triskelion, trisul, triumvirate, triunity, trivet, troika, truss, wire, wrap, wrap up, yoke
From Middle English leesshe, leysche, lesshe, a variant of more original lease < Middle English lees, leese, leece, lese, from Old French lesse (modern French laisse), from Latin laxa (“thong, a loose cord”), feminine form of laxus (“loose”); compare lax.
- Leash in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- “Leash” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.