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teth·er / ˈte[voicedth]ər/ • n. a rope or chain with which an animal is tied to restrict its movement. • v. [tr.] tie (an animal) with a rope or chain so as to restrict its movement: the horse had been tethered to a post. PHRASES: the end of one's tethersee end.