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[WORDNET DICTIONARY]

Noun restraint has 6 senses

1.  restraint(n = noun.act) - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
is a kind of
control
has particulars: collar, leash, damper, bridle, check, curb, immobilisation, immobilization, immobilizing, confinement, containment, curtailment, suppression, restraint of trade, confinement, restriction
Derived form verb restrain1

2.  restraint(n = noun.attribute) control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
is a kind of discipline
has particulars: self-restraint, temperateness, moderation, temperance, inhibition, continence
Antonym: unrestraint

3.  restraint(n = noun.state) constraint - the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
is a kind of confinement
has particulars: cage
Derived form verb restrain3

4.  restraint(n = noun.cognition) - a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
is a kind of
limitation, restriction
has particulars: floodgate

5.  restraint(n = noun.attribute) chasteness, simpleness, simplicity - lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
is a kind of plainness

6.  restraint(n = noun.artifact) constraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
is a kind of device
has particulars: air bag, airbrake, dive brake, arrester, arrester hook, band, brake, brake, brake pad, brake shoe, shoe, skid, catch, stop, chain, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast, gag, muzzle, lead, leash, tether, ignition lock, lock, muzzle, life belt, safety belt, safety harness, drogue, sea anchor, bond, hamper, shackle, trammel, trammel


[CIDE DICTIONARY]

restraint, n. [OF. restraincte, fr. restrainct, F. restreint, p. p. of restraindre, restrendre. See Restrain.].

1.  The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental. [1913 Webster]
"No man was altogether above the restrains of law, and no man altogether below its protection." [1913 Webster]

2.  The state of being restrained. [1913 Webster]

3.  That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction. [1913 Webster]
"For one restraint, lords of the world besides." [1913 Webster]

Syn. -- Repression; hindrance; check; stop; curb;
[OXFORD DICTIONARY]

restraint, n.
1 the act or an instance of restraining or being restrained.
2 a stoppage; a check; a controlling agency or influence.
3 a self-control; avoidance of excess or exaggeration. b austerity of literary expression.
4 reserve of manner.
5 confinement, esp. because of insanity.
6 something which restrains or holds in check.

Idiom:
in restraint of in order to restrain. restraint of trade action seeking to interfere with free-market conditions.

Etymology:
ME f. OF restreinte fem. past part. of restreindre: see RESTRAIN


[ROGET DICTIONARY]

Hindrance

N  hindrance, prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage, embolus, embolism, infarct, interruption, interception, interclusion, hindrance, impedition, retardment, retardation, embarrassment, oppilation, coarctation, stricture, restriction, restraint, inhibition, blockade, interference, interposition, obtrusion, discouragement, discountenance, impediment, let, obstacle, obstruction, knot, knag, check, hitch, contretemps, screw loose, grit in the oil, bar, stile, barrier, turnstile, turnpike, gate, portcullis, beaver dam, trocha, barricade, wall, dead wall, sea wall, levee breakwater, groyne, bulkhead, block, buffer, stopper, boom, dam, weir, burrock, drawback, objection, stumbling-block, stumbling-stone, lion in the path, snag, snags and sawyers, encumbrance, incumbrance, clog, skid, shoe, spoke, drag, drag chain, drag weight, stay, stop, preventive, prophylactic, load, burden, fardel, onus, millstone round one's neck, impedimenta, dead weight, lumber, pack, nightmare, Ephialtes, incubus, old man of the sea, remora, difficulty, insuperable, obstacle, estoppel, ill wind, head wind, trammel, tether, hold back, counterpoise, damper, wet blanket, hinderer, marplot, killjoy, party pooper, party crasher, interloper, trail of a red herring, opponent, hindering, obstructive, obstruent, impeditive, impedient, intercipient, prophylactic, impedimentary, in the way of, unfavorable, onerous, burdensome, cumbrous, cumbersome, obtrusive, hindered, windbound, waterlogged, heavy laden, hard pressed, unassisted &c (assist), single-handed, alone, deserted, occurrent nubes.


Opposition

N  opposition, antagonism, oppugnancy, oppugnation, impugnation, contrariety, contravention, counteraction, counterplot, cross fire, undercurrent, head wind, clashing, collision, conflict, competition, two of a trade, rivalry, emulation, race, absence of aid, resistance, restraint, hindrance, opposing, opposed, adverse, antagonistic, contrary, at variance, at issue, at war with, unfavorable, unfriendly, hostile, inimical, cross, unpropitious, in hostile array, front to front, with crossed bayonets, at daggers drawn, up in arms, resistant, competitive, emulous, against, versus, counter to, in conflict with, at cross purposes, against the grain, against the current, against the stream, against the wind, against the tide, with a headwind, with the wind ahead, with the wind in one's teeth, in spite, in despite, in defiance, in the way, in the teeth of, in the face of, across, athwart, overthwart, where the shoe pinches, in spite of one's teeth, though, even, quand meme, per contra, nitor in adversum.


Compulsion

N  compulsion, coercion, coaction, constraint, duress, enforcement, press, conscription, force, brute force, main force, physical force, the sword, ultima ratio, club law, lynch law, mob law, arguementum baculinum, le droit du plus fort, martial law, restraint, necessity, force majeure, Hobson's choice, compelling, coercive, coactive, inexorable, compulsory, compulsatory, obligatory, stringent, peremptory, forcible, not to be trifled with, irresistible, compelled, fain to, by force, by force of arms, on compulsion, perforce, vi et armis, under the lash, at the point of the sword, at the point of the bayonet, forcibly, by a strong arm, under protest, in spite of one's teeth, against one's will, nolens volens, by stress of circumstances, by stress of weather, under press of, de rigueur, with a gun to one's head, I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.


Restraint

N  restraint, hindrance, coercion, cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression, discipline, control, confinement, durance, duress, imprisonment, incarceration, coarctation, entombment, mancipation, durance vile, limbo, captivity, blockade, arrest, arrestation, custody, keep, care, charge, ward, restringency, curb, lettres de cachet, limitation, restriction, protection, monopoly, prohibition, prisoner, repressionist, restrained, constrained, imprisoned, pent up, jammed in, wedged in, under lock and key, under restraint, under hatches, in swaddling clothes, on parole, in custody, doing time, cohibitive, coactive, stiff, restringent, strait-laced, hidebound, barkbound, ice bound, wind bound, weather bound, cabined cribbed confined, in Lob's pound, laid by the heels.


Inexcitability

N  inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritability, even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion, tolerance, patience, coolth, passiveness, hebetude, hebetation, impassibility, stupefaction, coolness, calmness, composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang froid, tranquility, serenity, quiet, quietude, peace of mind, mental calmness, staidness, gravity, sobriety, Quakerism, philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper, self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins, presence of mind, submission, resignation, sufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearance, longanimity, fortitude, patience of Job, patience on a monument, patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill', moderation, repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling, restraint, tranquillization, inexcitable, unexcitable, imperturbable, unsusceptible, unpassionate, dispassionate, cold-blooded, irritable, enduring, stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed, sober, sober minded, grave, sober as a judge, grave as a judge, sedate, demure, cool-headed, easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm, quiet as a mouse, tranquil, serene, cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard, undemonstrative, temperate, composed, collected, unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned, unoffended, unresisting, meek, tolerant, patient, patient as Job, submissive, tame, content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike, gentle as a lamb, suaviter in modo, mild as mothers milk, soft as peppermint, armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering, like patience on a monument smiling at grief, aequo animo, in cold blood, more in sorrow than in anger, Int, patience!, and shuffle the cards, cool calm and collected, keep calm in the midst of a storm, adversity's sweet milk, philosophy, mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspec, quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes, they also serve who only stand and wait.


[RELATED WORDS]

combination in restraint of trade, head restraint, in restraint, restraint of trade