plural noun \ˈrānz\

Definition of reins

  1. 1a :  kidneysb :  the region of the kidneys :  loins

  2. 2 :  the seat of the feelings or passions

Origin and Etymology of reins

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin renes

First Known Use: 12th century

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reins? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).