US: /ˈhɑɹnəs/, /ˈhɑɹnɪs/
UK: /hˈɑːnɪs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

harness /'hɑ:nis/
  • danh từ
    • bộ yên cương (ngựa)
    • (nghĩa bóng) trang bị lao động, dụng cụ lao động
    • (sử học) áo giáp (của người và ngựa)
    • dệt khung go
    • to go (get) back into harness
      • lại lao đầu vào công việc
    • in harness
      • (từ lóng) đang làm công việc thường xuyên
    • to die in harness: chết trong lúc đang làm công việc thường xuyên
  • ngoại động từ
    • đóng yên cương (ngựa)
    • khai thác để sản xuất điện (một con sông, một thác nước...)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 a set of leather straps and metal pieces that is put around a horse's head and body so that the horse can be controlled and fastened to a carriage, etc.
2 a set of straps for fastening sth to a person's body or to keep them from moving off or falling: a safety harness
Idioms: in harness (BrE) doing your normal work, especially after a rest or a holiday
in harness (with sb) (BrE) working closely with sb in order to achieve sth: They'll be working in harness with other doctors to compile the report.
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sth (to sth) to put a harness on a horse or other animal; to attach a horse or other animal to sth with a harness: to harness a horse + We harnessed two ponies to the cart. + (figurative) In some areas, the poor feel harnessed to their jobs.
2 to control and use the force or strength of sth to produce power or to achieve sth: attempts to harness the sun's rays as a source of energy + We must harness the skill and creativity of our workforce.

Collocation dictionary

1 for a horse




put on | remove, take off


in (a) ~
a horse in harness

2 for a person


child | safety | climbing, parachute


have on, wear | do up, fasten
She fastened the safety harness tightly round her waist before starting the descent.
| undo, unfasten


in a/the ~
Another man in a harness was being lowered from the helicopter.


effectively, successfully | fully


attempt to, seek to, try to
attempting to harness the power of the sun
| manage to


How can this energy be harnessed effectively for the good of humankind?

Concise English dictionary

harnesses|harnessed|harnessing'hɑrnɪs /'hɑːn-
+a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
+stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
+put a harness
+exploit the power of
+control and direct with or as if by reins
+keep in check