|1.||[ noun ] the act controlling by restraining someone or something|
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
|Related terms:||control confinement containment bridle damper collar containment suppression restriction restraint_of_trade immobilization restrain|
|2.||[ noun ] discipline in personal and social activities|
"he was a model of polite restraint" "she never lost control of herself"
|Related terms:||unrestraint discipline inhibition continence temperance self-restraint|
|3.||[ noun ] the state of being physically constrained|
"dogs should be kept under restraint"
|Related terms:||confinement cage restrain|
|4.||[ noun ] lack of ornamentation|
"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
|5.||[ noun ] a rule or condition that limits freedom|
"legal restraints" "restraints imposed on imports"
|Related terms:||restriction floodgate|
|6.||[ noun ] a device that stops something from moving|
"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
|Related terms:||device shackle leash brake chain catch muzzle band fastener airbrake gag brake_pads lock safety_belt sea_anchor brake_shoe arrester trammel air_bag|