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Meaning & Definition of Rein in English

English

Rein

/ren/

noun

1. One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

    synonym:
  • rein

2. Any means of control

  • "He took up the reins of government"
    synonym:
  • rein

verb

1. Control and direct with or as if by reins

  • "Rein a horse"
    synonym:
  • harness
  • ,
  • rein in
  • ,
  • draw rein
  • ,
  • rein

2. Stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

  • "They reined in in front of the post office"
    synonym:
  • rein
  • ,
  • rein in

3. Stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins

  • "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
    synonym:
  • rein
  • ,
  • rein in

4. Keep in check

  • "Rule one's temper"
    synonym:
  • rule
  • ,
  • harness
  • ,
  • rein