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tether

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noun teth·er \ˈte-thər\

Simple Definition of tether

  • : a rope or chain that is used to tie an animal to a post, wall, etc., so that it will stay in a particular area

Full Definition of tether

  1. 1 :  something (as a rope or chain) by which an animal is fastened so that it can range only within a set radius

  2. 2 :  the limit of one's strength or resources <at the end of my tether>

Origin of tether

Middle English tethir, teder, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tjōthr tether; akin to Old High German zeotar pole of a wagon


First Known Use: 14th century

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tether

transitive verb teth·er

Simple Definition of tether

  • : to use a rope or chain to tie (an animal) to something in order to keep it in a particular area

Full Definition of tether

teth·eredteth·er·ing play \-th(ə-)riŋ\

  1. :  to fasten or restrain by or as if by a tether <felt tethered to her desk until the work was done>

Examples of tether

  1. They tethered the horses in the shade.

  2. The dog was tethered to the fence.



15th Century

First Known Use of tether

15th century

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