harness har∙ness noun 1. a set of strips of leather and metal pieces that is put around a horseˈs head and body so that the horse can be controlled and fastened to a carriage , etc. • 马具;挽具 2. a set of strips of leather, etc. for fastening sth to a personˈs body or to keep them from moving off or falling • (防止人移动或坠落的)背带,保护带:
»a safety harness
【IDIOMS】 in ˈharness (BrE) • doing your normal work, especially after a rest or a holiday • (尤指休息或假期结束后)做正常工作 in harness (with sb) (BrE) • working closely with sb in order to achieve sth • (同某人)联手;密切合作 verb [VN] 1. harness sth (to sth) to put a harness on a horse or other animal; to attach a horse or other animal to sth with a harness • 给(马等)上挽具;用挽具把…套到…上:
»to harness a horse
»We harnessed ten ponies to the cart.
»(figurative) In some areas, the poor feel harnessed to their jobs.
2. to control and use the force or strength of sth to produce power or to achieve sth • 控制,利用(以产生能量等):
»attempts to harness the sunˈs rays as a source of energy
»We must harness the skill and creativity of our workforce.
* * *
n. (全套)馬具, 系在身上的繩子, 甲冑
vt. 上馬具, 披上甲冑, 利用(河流﹑瀑布等)產生動力(尤指電力)

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  • harness — [här′nis] n. [ME harneis < OFr, armor < ON * hernest, military supplies < herr, army, akin to HARRY + nest, provisions] 1. Archaic armor and other military equipment for a man or horse 2. the assemblage of leather straps and metal pieces …   English World dictionary

  • harness — har‧ness [ˈhɑːns ǁ ˈhɑːr ] verb [transitive] to control and use a natural force or people s energy or skills: • He designs systems to harness the energy of waves to produce electricity. * * * harness UK US /ˈhɑːnɪs/ verb [T] ► to collect and… …   Financial and business terms

  • Harness — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles L. Harness (1915–2005), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Forest Harness (1895–1974), US amerikanischer Politiker Harness steht außerdem für: das Geschirr eines Zugtieres Synonym für einen Lifebelt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harness — (See Jacquards). The harness of a jacquard machine is the series of cords from the machine to the mail eyes which control the lifting of the warp threads. From the jacquard hooks downwards there are six items : tail pieces attached to the hooks… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • harness — ► NOUN 1) a set of straps and fittings by which a horse or other draught animal is fastened to a cart, plough, etc. and is controlled by its driver. 2) a similar arrangement of straps, as for fastening a parachute to a person s body or for… …   English terms dictionary

  • Harness — Har ness ( n[e^]s), n. [OE. harneis, harnes, OF. harneis, F. harnais, harnois; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. harnez old iron, armor, W. haiarn iron, Armor. houarn, Ir. iarann, Gael. iarunn. Cf. {Iron}.] 1. Originally, the complete dress,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harness — [n] gear for controlling an animal belt, equipment, strap, tack, tackle, trappings; concept 496 harness [v] rein in; control accouter, apply, bind, bridle, channel, check, cinch, collar, constrain, couple, curb, domesticate, employ, equip,… …   New thesaurus

  • Harness — Har ness, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harnessed} ( n[e^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harnessing}.] [OE. harneisen; cf. F. harnacher, OF. harneschier.] 1. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array. [1913 Webster] Harnessed in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harness — index confine, constrain (imprison), constrain (restrain), curb, discipline (control), handcuff …   Law dictionary

  • Harness — A harness is a looped restraint or support.Harness may also refer to: *Harness (comics), a character in the Marvel Comics universe *Child harness *Climbing harness *Dog harness *Horse harness *Parrot harness *Safety harness *Test harness, in… …   Wikipedia

  • harness — harnesser, n. harnessless, adj. harnesslike, adj. /hahr nis/, n. 1. the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal. Cf. yoke1 (def. 1). 2. (on a loom) the frame containing heddles through which the… …   Universalium

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