- restrain used twice.
- restrained used 8 times.
- restrainest used once.
- Bible Reference: Job 15:4
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1639 Used 1 time
RESTRA'IN, verb transitive [Latin restringo; re and stringo, to strain. The letter g appears from the participle to be casual; stringo, for strigo. Hence strictus, strict, stricture. If the two letters st are removed, the word rigo coincides exactly, in primary sense, with Latin rego, rectus, right, and the root of reach, stretch, straight.]
1. To hold back; to check; to hold from action, proceeding or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by an interposing obstacle. Thus we restrain a horse by a bridle; we restrain cattle from wandering by fences; we restrain water by dams and dikes; we restrain men from crimes and trespasses by laws; we restrain young people, when we can, by arguments or counsel; we restrain men and their passions; we restrain the elements; we attempt to restrain vice, but not always with success.
2. To repress; to keep in awe; as, to restrain offenders.
3. To suppress; to hinder or repress; as, to restrain excess.
4. To abridge; to hinder from unlimited enjoyment; as, to restrain one of his pleasure or of his liberty.
5. To limit; to confine.
Not only a metaphysical or natural, but a moral universality is also to be restrained by a part of the predicate.
6. To withhold; to forbear.
Thou restrainest prayer before God. Job 15:8.
RESTRA'INABLE, adjective Capable of being restrained.
RESTRA'INED, participle passive Held back from advancing or wandering; withheld; repressed; suppressed; abridged; confined.
RESTRA'INEDLY, adverb With restraint; with limitation.
RESTRA'INER, noun He or that which restrains.
RESTRA'INING, participle present tense
1. Holding back from proceeding; checking; repressing; hindering from motion or action; suppressing.
2. adjective Abridging; limiting; as a restraining statute.
1. The act or operation of holding back or hindering from motion, in any manner; hinderance of the will, or of any action, physical, moral or mental.
2. Abridgment of liberty; as the restraint of a man by imprisonment or by duress.
3. Prohibition. The commands of God should be effectual restraints upon our evil passions.
4. Limitation; restriction.
If all were granted, yet it must be maintained, within any bold restraints, far otherwise than it is received.
5. That which restrains, hinders or represses. The laws are restraints upon injustice.