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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 ?
Hence it is not enough to put one's trust in the tethering of horses, and the burying of chariot wheels in the ground
The RSPCA does not agree with tethering animals as it can cause welfare problems such as becoming tangled or not being able to reach food and water, however the act of tethering is not illegal.
The mission is in the concept stages but would involve tethering two of the CubeSats together with a thin tether spanning 112 miles.
A CAMPAIGN group will renew its call to ban horse tethering on public land at a meeting with Swansea councillors on Thursday.
Tethering suture material between the first and second metatarsals has been described as an alternative bone-sparing approach to reduce the deformity.
Tethering is not specifi-cally illegal in itself, but the RSPCA does not recommend it as away to keep a horse.
When rain has loosened the ground, some horses have pulled up their tethering stakes and wandered free.
And the tethering, which could have lasted up to two years, had caused him distress.
suggesting that tethering stnic-tures can play a critical role in resisting dislodgment from water movement.
Lee, 35, of Drum Lane Caravan Site, Birtley, was ordered to do 140 hours' unpaid work after admitting two offences of causing unnecessary suffering by inappropriate tethering and failing to seek veterinary care for the wound.
Final diagnosis of intradural fibrolipoma located at the conus with tight filum terminale and cord tethering was made.
The tethering system presented one of the greatest challenges in developing a cost-effective remotely operated vehicle (ROV) capable of reaching these depths.