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Rope vs. Harness — What's the Difference?

Rope vs. Harness — What's the Difference?

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Rope

A rope is a group of yarns, plies, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and stronger form. Ropes have tensile strength and so can be used for dragging and lifting.
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Harness

A set of straps and fittings by which a horse or other draught animal is fastened to a cart, plough, etc. and is controlled by its driver.
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Rope

A flexible heavy cord of tightly intertwined hemp or other fiber.
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Harness

Put a harness on (a horse or other draught animal)
The horse was harnessed to two long shafts
How to groom a horse and harness it
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Rope

A string of items attached in one line, especially by twisting or braiding
A rope of onions.
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Harness

Control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy
Attempts to harness solar energy
Projects that harness the creativity of those living in the ghetto
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Rope

A sticky glutinous formation of stringy matter in a liquid.
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Harness

The gear or tackle, other than a yoke, with which a draft animal pulls a vehicle or implement.
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Rope

A cord with a noose at one end for hanging a person.
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Harness

Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
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Rope

Execution or death by hanging
To die by the rope.
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Harness

A device that raises and lowers the warp threads on a loom.
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Rope

A lasso or lariat.
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Harness

(Archaic) Armor for a man or horse.
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Rope

Ropes(Sports) Several cords strung between poles to enclose a boxing or wrestling ring.
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Harness

To put a harness on (a draft animal).
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Rope

Ropes(Informal) Specialized procedures or details
Learn the ropes.
Know the ropes.
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Harness

To fasten by the use of a harness.
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Rope

(Baseball) A line drive.
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Harness

To bring under control and direct the force of
If you can harness your energy, you will accomplish a great deal.
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Rope

To tie, fasten, or attach with a rope or other cord.
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Harness

(countable) A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
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Rope

To enclose, separate, or partition with a rope or other cord
Rope off the scene of the crime.
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Harness

(countable) A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
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Rope

To catch with a rope or lasso.
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Harness

The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
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Rope

(Informal) To persuade or manipulate (someone)
My boss roped me into attending the ceremony.
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Harness

The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
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Rope

(uncountable) Thick strings, yarn, monofilaments, metal wires, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line.
Nylon rope is usually stronger than similar rope made of plant fibers.
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Harness

Equipment for any kind of labour.
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Rope

(countable) An individual length of such material.
The swinging bridge is constructed of 40 logs and 30 ropes.
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Harness

(transitive) To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.
They harnessed the horse to the post.
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Rope

A cohesive strand of something.
The duchess wore a rope of pearls to the soirée.
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Harness

(transitive) To capture, control or put to use.
Imagine what might happen if it were possible to harness solar energy fully.
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Rope

A shot of semen that a man releases during ejaculation.
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Harness

(transitive) To equip with armour.
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Rope

(dated) A continuous stream.
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Harness

Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.
At least we'll die with harness on our back.
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Rope

(baseball) A hard line drive.
He hit a rope past third and into the corner.
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Harness

The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.
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Rope

(ceramics) A long thin segment of soft clay, either extruded or formed by hand.
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Harness

The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
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Rope

(computer science) A data structure resembling a string, using a concatenation tree in which each leaf represents a character.
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Harness

To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.
Harnessed in rugged steel.
A gay dagger,Harnessed well and sharp as point of spear.
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Rope

A kind of chaff material dropped to interfere with radar consisting of foil strips with paper chutes attached.
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Harness

Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.
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Rope

(Jainism) A unit of distance equivalent to the distance covered in six months by a god flying at ten million miles per second.
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Harness

To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.
Harnessed to some regular profession.
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Rope

(jewelry) A necklace of at least 1 meter in length.
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Harness

A support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
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Rope

(nautical) Cordage of at least 1 inch in diameter, or a length of such cordage.
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Harness

Stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
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Rope

(archaic) A unit of length equal to 20 feet.
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Harness

Put a harness;
Harness the horse
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Rope

(slang) Rohypnol.
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Harness

Exploit the power of;
Harness natural forces and resources
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Rope

Semen being ejaculated.
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Harness

Control and direct with or as if by reins;
Rein a horse
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Rope

(with "the") Death by hanging.
The murderer was sentenced to the rope.
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Harness

Keep in check;
Rule one's temper
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Rope

(in the plural) The small intestines.
The ropes of birds
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Rope

(transitive) To tie (something) with rope.
The robber roped the victims.
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Rope

(transitive) To throw a rope (or something similar, e.g. a lasso, cable, wire, etc.) around (something).
The cowboy roped the calf.
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Rope

(intransitive) To climb by means of a rope or ropes.
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Rope

(intransitive) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread.
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Rope

To commit suicide, particularly by hanging.
My life is a mess; I might as well rope.
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Rope

A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in its size. See Cordage.
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Rope

A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
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Rope

The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
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Rope

To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
Let us not hang like ropingiciclesUpon our houses' thatch.
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Rope

To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.
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Rope

To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
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Rope

To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.
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Rope

To lasso (a steer, horse).
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Rope

To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.
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Rope

To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing.
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Rope

A strong line
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Rope

Street names for flunitrazepan
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Rope

Catch with a lasso;
Rope cows
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Rope

Fasten with a rope;
Rope the bag securely
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