teth·er  (tĕth′ər) Tether



Tether href=”https://www.peacameo.com/product-category/product-catalog/passport-cover/” target=”_blank”>Tether a. A rope, chaTether in, strap, or cord for keeping an animal within a certain radius.

b. A similar ropelike restraint used as a safety measure, as for a young child or an astronaut outside a spacecraft.

c. A rope, chain, cable, or other line for restraining or securing an object: a blimp attached Tether to the ground by Tether tethers.

2. The extent or limit of one’s resources, abiliTether ties, or endurance: drought-stricken farmers at the end of their tether.

3. A range of allowable behavior or responsibility: kept the new assistant on a short tether.

tr.v. teth·ered, teth·er·ing, teth·ers

To restrain or secure with a tether.

Tether [Middle English teder, from Old Norse tjōdhr.]

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tether (ˈtɛðə)


1. a restricting rope, chain, etc, by which an animal is tied to a particular spot

2. the range of one’s endurance, etc

3. at the end of one’s tether distressed or exasperated to the limit of one’s endurance


(tr) to tie or limit with or as if with a tether

[C14: from Old Norse tjothr; related to Middle Dutch tūder tether, Old High German zeotar pole of a wagon]

Tether Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

teth•er(ˈtɛð ər)


1. a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement.

2. the utmost length to which one can go in action; the utmost extent or limit of ability or resources.


3. to fasten or confine with or as if with a tether.


at the end of one’s tether, at the end of one’s resources, patience, or strength.

Tether [1350–1400; < Old Norse tjōthr, akin to Frisian tyader, tieder, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German tūder tether]

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Tether Inc. All rights reserved.

tetherPast participle: tetheredGerund: tethering

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun1.tether – restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

constraint, restraint – a device that retards something’s motion; “the car did not have proper restraints fitted”

Verb1.tether – tie with a tether; “tether horses”

attach – cause to be attached

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1. leash, rope, lead, bond, chain, restraint, fastening, shackle, Tether fetter, halter The eagle sat on a tether, looking fierce.


1. tie, secure, bind, chain, rope, restrain, fasten, shackle, leash, fetter, manacle He dismounted, tethering his horse to a tree.

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حَبْل تُرْبَط به الدابَّه لِتَرْعىيَرْبُط الدابَّه بِحَبْل إلى عَمود








B. VT [+ animal] → atar (con una cuerda) (to a)

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n Tether (= rope, chain) → attache fto be at the end of one’s tether (fig) → être à bout

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n (lit) → Strick m; (= chain) → Kette f; he was at the end of his tether (Brit fig inf: = annoyed, impatient) → ihm hats gereicht (inf); (= desperate) → er war am Ende (inf)

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1. n → laccioto be at the end of one’s tether (fig) → non poterne più

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tether (ˈteðə) noun

a rope or chain for tying an animal to a post etc. He put a tether on his horse.


to tie with a tether. He tethered the goat to the post.

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