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Fetter (to bind; confine) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the noun fetter
What does fetter mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: fetters
- a shackle for the ankles or feet
Alternative definition of the noun fetter
- A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal by its legs (usually in plural).
- Anything that restricts or restrains in any way.
- hyponyms: leg irons
Definition of the verb fetter
What does fetter mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: fettered | fettering | fetters
- restrain with fetters
- example: They want to fetter the prisoners
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] Linda taped the picture [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] Linda taped the box shut [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] together Linda taped the label and the cover together [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] to / on / onto [Patient 2] Linda taped the picture to the wall [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] together Labels and covers tape easily together [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] together [Adverb] Labels and covers tape together easily [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] [Adverb] to / on / onto [Patient 2] Labels tape easily to that kind of cover
Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): anchor, band, belt, bolt, bracket, buckle, button, cement, chain, cinch, epoxy, glue, handcuff, harness, hinge, hitch, hook, knot, lace, lash, lasso, latch, leash, link, lock, loop, manacle, moor, muzzle, nail, padlock, peg, pin, plaster, rivet, rope, screw, seal, shackle, skewer, solder, staple, stitch, strap, string, tack, tape, tether, thread, thumbtack, tie, trammel, truss, wire, yoke, zip.
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonym of fetter: shackle
- more generic words: confine / constrain / hold / restrain = to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
- more specific words: handcuff / manacle / cuff = confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
Alternative definition of the verb fetter
- [transitive] To shackle or bind up with fetters
- hyponyms: handcuff
- [transitive] To restrain or impede; to hamper.
- hyponyms: manacle
Definition of the verb fetter for high school students
- to chain, restrain
- example: The dog was fettered to the parking meter.
The verb fetter is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Fetter: In Buddhism, a mental fetter, chain or bond shackles a sentient being to saṃsāra, the cycle of lives with dukkha. By cutting through all fetters, one attains nibbāna.
- also known as 結
Phrases with Fetter
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A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya
But the Chinese parallel inverts this explanation: “The person with an internal fetter is the non-returner, who does not come back to this world. And the person with an external fetter is one who is not a non-returner but who comes back to this ...
The Israeli and American Experiences by Merkaz ha-Yerushalmi le-ʻinyene tsibur u-medinah
The only fetter is the Court's own discretion which it will exercise according to — and this phrase has been taken from a judgement by Justice Frankfurter — what the expert feel of the lawyer will tell the court to do (Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee ...
by David Crystal
FETTER feminine adj sp feminine" fen / ~s n spfen", fenne" / fennes", fens' fence п sp fence" fence / ~d v sp fence" / fenc d' > unfenced fencer / ~s n 'fensoл / -z sp fencer" / fencers' fencing adj / п 'fensin, -II) sp fencing / fencing" fennel adj / n ...
by William Dwight Whitney
fetter, n., and G. fessel, a fetter, also a fetlock), though by some com ared with G. fi tze, MHG. ritze, OHG. fizza, a s eiu of thread or yarn, = Icel. feti, a strand, = Dan. fid, fed, a skein.] 1.
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Usage statistics about fetter
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Quotes about Fetter
Olivia: Do not extort thy reasons from this clause, / For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause, / But rather reason thus with reason fetter. / Love sought is good, but given unsought better. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of F4E1T1T1E1R1
The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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