tether


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teth·er

 (tĕth′ər)
n.
1.
a. A rope, chain, 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 to the ground by tethers.
2. The extent or limit of one's resources, abilities, 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.

[Middle English teder, from Old Norse tjōdhr.]

tether

(ˈtɛðə)
n
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
vb
(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]

teth•er

(ˈtɛð ər)

n.
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.
v.t.
3. to fasten or confine with or as if with a tether.
Idioms:
at the end of one's tether, at the end of one's resources, patience, or strength.
[1350–1400; < Old Norse tjōthr, akin to Frisian tyader, tieder, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German tūder tether]

tether


Past participle: tethered
Gerund: tethering

Imperative
tether
tether
Present
I tether
you tether
he/she/it tethers
we tether
you tether
they tether
Preterite
I tethered
you tethered
he/she/it tethered
we tethered
you tethered
they tethered
Present Continuous
I am tethering
you are tethering
he/she/it is tethering
we are tethering
you are tethering
they are tethering
Present Perfect
I have tethered
you have tethered
he/she/it has tethered
we have tethered
you have tethered
they have tethered
Past Continuous
I was tethering
you were tethering
he/she/it was tethering
we were tethering
you were tethering
they were tethering
Past Perfect
I had tethered
you had tethered
he/she/it had tethered
we had tethered
you had tethered
they had tethered
Future
I will tether
you will tether
he/she/it will tether
we will tether
you will tether
they will tether
Future Perfect
I will have tethered
you will have tethered
he/she/it will have tethered
we will have tethered
you will have tethered
they will have tethered
Future Continuous
I will be tethering
you will be tethering
he/she/it will be tethering
we will be tethering
you will be tethering
they will be tethering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tethering
you have been tethering
he/she/it has been tethering
we have been tethering
you have been tethering
they have been tethering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tethering
you will have been tethering
he/she/it will have been tethering
we will have been tethering
you will have been tethering
they will have been tethering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tethering
you had been tethering
he/she/it had been tethering
we had been tethering
you had been tethering
they had been tethering
Conditional
I would tether
you would tether
he/she/it would tether
we would tether
you would tether
they would tether
Past Conditional
I would have tethered
you would have tethered
he/she/it would have tethered
we would have tethered
you would have tethered
they would have tethered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tether - restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animaltether - 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

tether

noun
1. leash, rope, lead, bond, chain, restraint, fastening, shackle, fetter, halter The eagle sat on a tether, looking fierce.
verb
1. tie, secure, bind, chain, rope, restrain, fasten, shackle, leash, fetter, manacle He dismounted, tethering his horse to a tree.
at the end of your tether exasperated, exhausted, at your wits' end, finished, out of patience, at the limit of your endurance She was emotionally at the end of her tether.
Translations
حَبْل تُرْبَط به الدابَّه لِتَرْعىيَرْبُط الدابَّه بِحَبْل إلى عَمود
uvázatúvazek
tøjrtøjre
kipányváz
tjóîratjóîur
piesietpinekļisaitevalgs
bağlamakhayvan bağlama ipi

tether

[ˈteðəʳ]
A. Nronzal m, soga f
to be at the end of one's tetherno aguantar más, no poder más
B. VT [+ animal] → atar (con una cuerda) (to a)

tether

[ˈtɛðər]
vtattacher
n (= rope, chain) → attache f
to be at the end of one's tether (fig)être à bout

tether

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)
vt (also tether up) animalanbinden, festbinden

tether

[ˈtɛðəʳ]
1. nlaccio
to be at the end of one's tether (fig) → non poterne più
2. vt (animal) → legare

tether

(ˈteðə) noun
a rope or chain for tying an animal to a post etc. He put a tether on his horse.
verb
to tie with a tether. He tethered the goat to the post.
References in classic literature ?
When we dragged him down into the draw, Dude sprang off to the end of his tether and shivered all over-- wouldn't let us come near him.
Sancho ate without requiring to be pressed, and in the dark bolted mouthfuls like the knots on a tether, and said he, "You are a proper trusty squire, one of the right sort, sumptuous and grand, as this banquet shows, which, if it has not come here by magic art, at any rate has the look of it; not like me, unlucky beggar, that have nothing more in my alforjas than a scrap of cheese, so hard that one might brain a giant with it, and, to keep it company, a few dozen carobs and as many more filberts and walnuts; thanks to the austerity of my master, and the idea he has and the rule he follows, that knights-errant must not live or sustain themselves on anything except dried fruits and the herbs of the field.
To leap quickly to the little animal's side and cut the tether that held him would be the work of but a moment.
It had been said that evening a hundred times -- and Scarron was at his hundredth bon mot on the subject; he was very nearly at the end of his humoristic tether, but one despairing effort saved him.
But I've got to the end of my tether, and I must have advice.
In one word, you have been a prodigal with money, you have ordered and been obeyed - have been steeped to the lips in enjoyment; while I have dragged my tether after me, have been commanded and have obeyed, and have drudged my life away.
How was one to lasso her mind, and tether it to this minute, unimportant spot?
At the same instant the terrified horse made a last frantic effort to escape--the tether parted, and he went careening down the canon toward the desert.
And as they obeyed, Michael strained backward in a paroxysm of rage, making fierce short jumps to the end of the tether as he snarled and growled with utmost fierceness at the steward.
He proposed to call witnesses to show how the prisoner, a profligate and spendthrift, had been at the end of his financial tether, and had also been carrying on an intrigue with a certain Mrs.
To catch and saddle the mare and tether her in a clump of trees close by: to have the means of escape nice and handy before I went to work.
The old man strongly remonstrated against this arrangement, and more than once hinted that the knife was much more certain than the tether, but the petitions of Obed, aided perhaps by the secret reluctance of the trapper to destroy the beast, were the means of saving its life.