1. [ noun ] a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
Related terms: support parachute
2. [ verb ] put a harness on; of animals such as horses
Synonyms: tackle
Related terms: unharness attach inspan animal_husbandry
3. [ verb ] exploit the power of

"harness natural forces and resources"

Related terms: exploit exploit
4. [ noun ] stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
Related terms: stable_gear bridle trace halter martingale headgear cinch
5. [ verb ] control and direct with or as if by reins; as of a horse
Synonyms: draw_rein rein rein_in
Related terms: control rein
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3351
7. [ verb ] keep in check
Synonyms: rein rule

"rule one's temper"

Related terms: restrict rein
Similar spelling:   harnessed