harness
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 2c).
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal harness)
a. el arnés
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Martha put the harness on the ox and then hitched it to a wagon.Martha colocó el arnés en el buey y luego lo enganchó a un vagón.
b. los arreos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Lucas adjusted the harness on the horse before heading out to hunt.Lucas ajustó los arreos en el caballo antes de salir a cazar.
c. los jaeces
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The horses lined up for the race were decked out in ornamental harnesses.Los caballos puestos en fila para la carrera iban adornados con jaeces decorativos.
2. (safety harness)
a. el arnés
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Nick checked the straps on the parachute harness before putting it on.Nick revisó las correas del arnés del paracaídas antes de ponérselo.
b. el arnés de seguridad
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bridge maintenance people wear harnesses to keep them from falling into the river.Las personas que realizan el mantenimiento del puente usan arneses de seguridad para evitar que se caigan al río.
c. la correa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(for a baby)
Carlos put a harness on his toddler so he wouldn't wander off too far.Carlos le colocó una correa a su pequeñito para que no se alejara demasiado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to put a harness on)
a. poner un arnés a
Ed harnesses Major Tom, his Great Dane, before taking it to the park.Ed le pone un arnés a Major Tom, su gran danés, antes de llevarlo al parque.
b. enjaezar
You won't be able to control the horse if you harness it wrong.No podrás controlar el caballo si lo enjaezas mal.
c. enganchar
A weary young boy was coming up the hill with a donkey harnessed to a cart full of straw.Un muchacho cansado subía la cuesta con un burro enganchado a un carro de paja.
d. poner los arreos a
After harnessing the mare, the farmer headed out to the fields.Después de ponerle los arreos a la yegua, el granjero salió para el campo.
4. (to utilize)
a. aprovechar
The local community is looking at new ways of harnessing the wind power in the area.La comunidad local está investigando nuevas formas de aprovechar la energía eólica de la zona.
b. utilizar
Scientists face the challenge of harnessing water resources more efficiently in drought-prone areas.Los científicos enfrentan el reto de utilizar los recursos de agua de manera más eficiente en zonas propensas a sequía.
c. emplear
Until you learn to harness your talent, you won't achieve the success you crave.Hasta que aprendas a emplear tu talento, no conseguirás el éxito que deseas.
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harness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of horse)
a. el arreos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (for safety, of parachute)
a. el arnés
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to work in harness with somebodytrabajar hombro con hombro con alguien
to die in harnessmorir antes de jubilarse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (horse)
a. arrear, aparejar
5. (resources)
a. emplear, hacer uso de
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harness [ˈhɑːnɪs]
noun
(for horse) arreos (m); jaeces (m); (safety harness) (for walking a child) andadores (m); correas (f); (on high chair, baby seat) correas (f) de sujeción or seguridad; (for mountaineer etc) arnés (m)
to work in harness (with) trabajar conjuntamente (con)
to die in harness morir con las botas puestas
to get back in harness volver al trabajo
transitive verb
1 [+horse] enjaezar; poner los arreos a; (to carriage) enganchar
to harness a horse to a cart enganchar un caballo a un carro
2 [+resources, energy] utilizar; aprovechar
modifier
harness race (n) carrera (f) de trotones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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