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Definition of 'harness'

Noun

  1. a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
  2. stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

Verb

  1. put a harness; "harness the horse"
       Synonyms: tackle
       Antonyms: unharness
  2. exploit the power of; "harness natural forces and resources"
  3. control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"
       Synonyms: rein in draw rein rein
  4. keep in check; "rule one's temper"
       Synonyms: rule rein


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