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Chain meaning

chain - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; " a string of beads"; " a strand of pearls";
  2. 2. ( chemistry) a series of linked atoms ( generally in an organic molecule)
  3. 3. a unit of length
  4. 4. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and transmission of mechanical power, etc.
  5. 5. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.
  6. 6. A series of things linked together; or a series of things connected and following each other in succession; as, a chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas.
  7. 7. An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land.
  8. 8. Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead- eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.
  9. 9. The warp threads of a web.
  10. 10. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.
  11. 11. To keep in slavery; to enslave.
  12. 12. To unite closely and strongly.
  13. 13. To measure with the chain.
  14. 14. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.
  15. 15. A series of connected links; a series; a bond; measure of 66 feet.
  16. 16. To bind with a chain; to bind.

chain - examples of usage

  1. That was his reply to an offer to advance that sum, if he was going to leave the chain as well. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. He could wear it in secret, even if she might not care to see it hanging at his watch- chain? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. Why don't you chain him? - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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