verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- rein in,
- reindeer lake
Origin of rein
Examples from the Web for unreined
Elisha may have shrunk from the unreined furies of the man whom he had sent his emissary to anoint.The Expositor's Bible|F. W. Farrar
Up to the watering-trough Ree drove, however, and unreined the horse, that it might drink.Far Past the Frontier|James A. Braden
In Santuzza she exploited her capacity for unreined intensity of expression.Interpreters|Carl Van Vechten
How like a mounting devil in the heart Rules the unreined ambition!Mosaics of Grecian History|Marcius Willson
His imagination, now unreined, indulged itself in the creation and invention of various hypotheses.
Word Origin for rein
c.1300, "strap fastened to a bridle," from Old French rene, resne "reins, bridle strap, laces" (Modern French rêne), probably from Vulgar Latin *retina "a bond, check," back-formation from Latin retinere "hold back" (see retain). To give something free rein is originally of horses.
c.1300, from rein (n.). Figurative extension "put a check on" first recorded 1580s. Related: Reined; reining. To rein up "halt" (1550s) is from the way to make a horse stop by pulling up on the reins.
see draw in the reins; free hand (rein) tight rein on.