What does the word tether mean?

Usage examples for tether

  1. You've gone a little beyond your tether. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. Mind you, I'd about come to the end of my tether at that time as regards money- I'd been pretty well fleeced by one or another, largely through carelessness, largely through sheer ignorance. – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  3. The horns were the corner posts, and sometimes the worshipper presenting a living creature would tether it with a cord to the altar's horn, so that the gift could be used either for sacrifice or service. – Standards of Life and Service by T. H. Howard