harness vs rule what difference

what is difference between harness and rule

English

Etymology

From Middle English harneys, harnes, harneis, harnais, herneis, from Anglo-Norman harneis and Old French hernois (equipment used in battle), believed to be from Old Norse *hernest, from Old Norse heer (army) + nest (provisions). More at harry.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɑː(ɹ).nəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)nəs

Noun

harness (countable and uncountable, plural harnesses)

  1. (countable) A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
  2. (countable) A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
  3. (dated, uncountable) The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
    • 1606 William Shakespeare, Macbeth, act V, scene V
      Ring the alarum-bell! Blow, wind! come, wrack!
      At least we’ll die with harness on our back.
  4. 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.
  5. Equipment for any kind of labour.

Alternative forms

  • harnass (rare, archaic)

Derived terms

  • harnessed antelope
  • harnessed moth
  • test harness

Translations

Verb

harness (third-person singular simple present harnesses, present participle harnessing, simple past and past participle harnessed)

  1. (transitive) To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.
  2. (transitive) To capture, control or put to use.
  3. (transitive) To equip with armour.

Translations

See also

  • harness on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Harness in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • Shaners, Shearns


English

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹuːl/, [ɹuːɫ]
  • Rhymes: -uːl

Etymology 1

From Middle English reule, rewle, rule, borrowed from Old French riule, reule, itself an early semi-learned borrowing from Latin regula (straight stick, bar, ruler, pattern), from regō (to keep straight, direct, govern, rule), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃réǵeti (to straighten; right), from the root *h₃reǵ-; see regent.

Noun

rule (countable and uncountable, plural rules)

  1. A regulation, law, guideline.
    • a. 1694, John Tillotson, Of The Obligations of Christians to a Holy Life
      We profess to have embraced a religion which contains the most exact rules for the government of our lives.
  2. A regulating principle.
    • c. 1604, William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well, Act I, scene I
      There’s little can be said in ‘t; ‘Tis against the rule of nature.
  3. The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.
  4. A normal condition or state of affairs.
    My rule is to rise at six o’clock.
  5. (obsolete) Conduct; behaviour.
  6. (law) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)
  7. (mathematics) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result.
    a rule for extracting the cube root
  8. A ruler; device for measuring, a straightedge, a measure.
    • a. 1716, Robert South, Sermons
      As we may observe in the Works of Art, a Judicious Artist will indeed use his Eye, but he will trust only to his Rule.
  9. A straight line (continuous mark, as made by a pen or the like), especially one lying across a paper as a guide for writing.
  10. (printing, dated) A thin plate of brass or other metal, of the same height as the type, and used for printing lines, as between columns on the same page, or in tabular work.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • regulate
  • regent
  • regular

Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English rulen, borrowed from Old French riuler, from Latin regulāre (to regulate, rule), from regula (a rule); see regular and regulate.

Verb

rule (third-person singular simple present rules, present participle ruling, simple past and past participle ruled)

  1. (transitive) To regulate, be in charge of, make decisions for, reign over.
  2. (slang, intransitive) To excel.
  3. (intransitive) To decide judicially.
  4. (transitive) To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.
    • 1687, Francis Atterbury, An Answer to some Considerations, the Spirit of Martin Luther and the Original of the Reformation
      That’s a ruled case with the school-men.
  5. (transitive) To mark (paper or the like) with rules (lines).

Synonyms

  • (to excel): rock (also slang)

Antonyms

  • (to excel): suck (vulgar slang)

Derived terms

Translations

Etymology 3

Related to revel.

Noun

rule

  1. (obsolete) Revelry.

Verb

rule (third-person singular simple present rules, present participle ruling, simple past and past participle ruled)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To revel.

Further reading

  • rule in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • rule in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • ReLU, Ruel, lure

Spanish

Verb

rule

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of rular.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of rular.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of rular.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of rular.

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