American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
- n. Control or restraint: emotions kept in leash.
- n. A set of three animals, such as hounds.
- n. A set of three.
- v. To restrain with or as if with a leash.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A band, lace, or thong; a snare.
- n. Especially— The line used to hold hounds or coursing-dogs until the time comes to set them on the game.
- n. A pack of hounds.
- n. A light line used to give the falcon a short flight without releasing her altogether. It is secured to the varvels on the bird's ankle.
- n. Among sportsmen, a brace and a half; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, or hares; hence, three things in general.
- n. In weaving, one of the threads, cords, or wires extending between the parallel bars or shafts of the heddles and having a loop or eye in the middle for the reception of a warp-thread. See heddle.
- To bind or secure by a leash.
- n. In physiology, an aggregation of similar cord-like structures, such as fibers, nerves, blood-vessels, etc.
- n. A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.
- n. A brace and a half; a tierce.
- n. A set of three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
- n. A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
- n. surfing A leg rope.
- v. To fasten or secure with a leash.
- v. figuratively to curb, restrain
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a person may hold or restrain an animal, such as a falconer holding his hawk, or a courser his dog. For dogs and cats, the
leashis commonly attached to a collar around the neck of the animal.
- n. (Sporting) A brace and a half; a tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
- n. (Weaving) A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
- v. To tie together, or hold, with a leash.
- n. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
- n. a figurative restraint
- v. fasten with a rope
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
- From Middle English leesshe, leysche, lesshe, a variant of more original lease, from 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. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lees, lesh, from Old French laisse, from laissier, to let go; see lease. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And a leash is absolutely required if you want to walk your dog in a neighborhood.”
“Right now, Jasper's leashed, and the handle of his leash is attached to my ankle.”
“It does still stand as a sign of lazy parenting to me, though, which I already do plenty of so the "leash" is a kind of last stop for me.”
“What part about "leash" is it these people don't understand?”
“Dogs aren't allowed anywhere in the city unless their leash is on their owner's hands.”
“Sex cult leader who paraded paraded his girlfriend around on a leash is jailed for three years”
“- Source: Sex cult leader who paraded paraded his girlfriend around on a leash is jailed for three years, Daily Mail (UK), Dec. 2, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog”
“[Most] of the pictures seem part of a larger confluence of torture and pornography: a young woman leading a naked man around on a leash is classic dominatrix imagery.”
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“But most of the pictures seem part of a larger confluence of torture and pornography: a young woman leading a naked man around on a leash is classic dominatrix imagery.”
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