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Definitions of chain

  1. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To keep in slavery; to enslave. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To unite closely and strongly. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To measure with the chain. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To fasten, secure, or connect with a chain; fetter; restrain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To bind with or as with a chain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To bind with a chain; to bind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To fasten, as with a chain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To fasten with a chain; to restrain; to connect; to enslave; to obstruct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. anything that acts as a restraint Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a unit of length Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The warp threads of a web. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A series of links or rings joined together; a connected series or succession; as, a chain of events. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. A series of links or rings passing through one another: a number of things coming after each other: anything that binds: a measure of 100 links, 66 feet long. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. A series of connected links; a series; a bond; measure of 66 feet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. A string of interlinked rings or links; a series; range, as of mountains; a surveyors measuring line of 100 links. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A series of links or rings, connected or fitted into one another; a bond, or anything which binds; bondage; a series linked together; a measure of 100 links, or 66 feet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for chain

  1. How much is this chain actually worth? – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  2. Take my chain and my knife, but not my watch? – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
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