An example of control is someone knowing exactly where everything is located in their house.
An example of a control is a chemical drug used in a urine drug testing lab.
An example of a control is a volume knob on a stereo.
The majority party controls the legislative agenda.
Lost control of the skidding car; the leaders in control of the country.
An example of control is telling your dog to sit.
An example of control is keeping your dog on a leash.
An example of control is managing all the coordination of a party.
Rules that control trading on the stock market; valves that control the flow of water.
The car went out of control.
Struggled to control my temper.
Her control over her passions, the violinist's control of his vibrato.
Used a pesticide to control insects; controlled the fire by dousing it with water.
This knob controls the volume of sound.
Control your grief.
Wage and price controls.
The government has complete control over the situation.
A control on prices; price controls.
Origin of control
- Middle English controllen from Anglo-Norman contreroller from Medieval Latin contrārotulāre to check by duplicate register from contrārotulus duplicate register Latin contrā- contra- Latin rotulus roll diminutive of rota wheel ret- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition