verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- tethered cord syndrome,
- teton range
Origin of tether
Examples from the Web for tethered
This was a tethered reconnaissance balloon, as first used 220 years ago in the French Revolutionary War.
So here Clinton stands, tethered to a president who is neither loved nor feared.Hillary Clinton Wants Bill to Lift Her Up—but Obama Will Drag Her Down|Lloyd Green|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ida is a mystery of sorts, tethered to a road journey in a bleak postwar Poland.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No rope was required to retain a baby after the mother was tethered to a tree.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’|Michael Daly|July 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her teenage son was tethered to a motorbike and dragged across a rocky road.Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Targeted by Buddhist Mob Violence|Brendan Brady|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The colts were tethered behind the tents, and the mares were driven to them twice a day.What Men Live By and Other Tales|Leo Tolstoy
The sheep was tethered half-way up the steps which led on to the housetop.Oriental Encounters|Marmaduke Pickthall
There were a few oxen and horses also, tethered and lanketted, and kicking up the dust under the dry turf.The Manxman|Hall Caine
Others moved off toward the grove where the horses were tethered, evidently to mount guard against the escape of their prisoners.The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch|Laura Lee Hope
So she veiled herself, and I lifted her on to the ass which was tethered near at hand.Cleopatra|H. Rider Haggard
Word Origin for tether
late 14c., "rope for fastening an animal," probably from Old Norse tjoðr "tether," from Proto-Germanic *teudran (cf. Danish tøir, Swedish tjuder, Old Frisian tiader, Middle Dutch tuder, Dutch tuier "line, rope," Old High German zeotar "pole of a cart"), from PIE root *deu- "to fasten" + instrumentive suffix *-tro-. Figurative sense of "measure of one's limitations" is attested from 1570s.
late 15c., from tether (n.). Related: Tethered; tethering.
see end of one's rope (tether).