tether

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɛðər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɛðɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(teᵺər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
teth•er /ˈtɛðɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a rope, etc., to which an animal is fastened so as to limit its range of movement.

v. [+ object]
  1. to fasten or confine with or as if with a tether.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsat the end of one's tether, at the end of one's resources, patience, or strength:She's at the end of her tether and explodes with anger every hour.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
teth•er  (teᵺər),USA pronunciation 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.
  3. at the end of one's tether, at the end of one's resources, patience, or strength.

v.t. 
  1. to fasten or confine with or as if with a tether.
  • 1350–1400; Middle English (noun, nominal); compare Old Norse tjōthr, Dutch tuier

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
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 tetherdistressed or exasperated to the limit of one's endurance
vb
  1. (transitive) to tie or limit with or as if with a tether
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old Norse tjothr; related to Middle Dutch tūder tether, Old High German zeotar pole of a wagon
'tether' also found in these entries:
Collocations: a [neck, shoulder, girth] tether, tethered the [pony, horse, camel] to, a [horse, pony] on its tether, more...

Forum discussions with the word(s) "tether" in the title:


Look up "tether" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "tether" at dictionary.com

In other languages: Spanish | French | Italian | Portuguese | Romanian | German | Dutch | Swedish | Russian | Polish | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic

Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.