a chain, strap, etc., for controlling or leading a dog or other animal; lead.
check; curb; restraint:
to keep one’s temper in leash; a tight leash on one’s subordinates.
Hunting. a brace and a half, as of foxes or hounds.
verb (used with object)
to secure, control, or restrain by or as if by a leash:
to leash water power for industrial use.
to bind together by or as if by a leash; connect; link; associate.
a line or rope used to walk or control a dog or other animal; lead
something resembling this in function: he kept a tight leash on his emotions
(hunting) three of the same kind of animal, usually hounds, foxes, or hares
straining at the leash, eagerly impatient to begin something
(transitive) to control or secure by or as if by a leash
“thong for holding a dog or hound,” c.1300, from Old French laisse “hound’s leash,” from laissier “loosen,” from Latin laxare, from laxus “loose” (see lax). Figurative sense attested from early 15c. The meaning “a set of three” is from early 14c., originally in sporting language.
“to attach to or with a leash,” 1590s, from leash (n.). Related: Leashed; leashing.
noun, Mathematics. 1. the smallest number that is a common denominator of a given set of fractions. noun 1. another name for lowest common denominator
- Least of all
Especially not. For example, No one cared, least of all the manager, or None of them will attend, least of all Jim. [ Late 1800s ]
noun 1. the digit farthest to the right in a number. Abbreviation: LSD.
noun, Statistics. 1. a method of estimating values from a set of observations by minimizing the sum of the squares of the differences between the observations and the values to be found. noun 1. a method for determining the best value of an unknown quantity relating one or more sets of observations or measurements, esp […]