• (countable) A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
  • The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
  • (dated) The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
  • (countable) A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.


  • (transitive) To capture, control or put to use.

    "Imagine what might happen if it were possible to harness solar energy fully."

  • (transitive) To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.

    "They harnessed the horse to the post."

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