fetters

fetters
fet|ters [ `fetərz ] noun plural
1. ) chains for a prisoner's feet, used especially in the past
2. ) LITERARY something that limits your freedom to do what you want:
She was struggling to escape the fetters of family life.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • fetters — Fetter Fet ter (f[e^]t t[ e]r), n. [AS. fetor, feter; akin to OS. feter[=o]s, pl., OD. veter, OHG. fezzera, Icel. fj[ o]turr, L. pedica, Gr. pe dh, and to E. foot. [root] 77. See {Foot}.] [Chiefly used in the plural, {fetters}.] 1. A chain or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetters — fet|ters [ˈfetəz US ərz] n [plural] literary [: Old English; Origin: feter; related to FOOT1] 1.) the things that prevent someone from being free = ↑constraints fetters of ▪ breaking the fetters of convention 2.) chains that were put around a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fetters — plural noun bound by fetters of iron Syn: shackles, manacles, handcuffs, irons, leg irons, chains, restraints; informal cuffs, bracelets; historical bilboes …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fetters — UK [ˈfetə(r)z] / US [ˈfetərz] noun [plural] 1) chains for a prisoner s feet, used especially in the past 2) literary something that limits your freedom to do what you want She was struggling to escape the fetters of family life …   English dictionary

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  • Fetters Hot Springs — Agua Caliente, CA U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 2505 Housing Units (2000): 929 Land area (2000): 0.382632 sq. miles (0.991013 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fetters Hot Springs, CA — Fetters Hot Springs Agua Caliente, CA U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 2505 Housing Units (2000): 929 Land area (2000): 0.382632 sq. miles (0.991013 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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