NounChain (plural Chains)
- A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
- A series of interconnected things.
- A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.
- A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.
- (surveying) A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.
- (surveying) A long measuring tape.
- A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a commonly used surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 17.85 metres. Equal to 4 rods.
- (UK) A sequence of linked house purchases, each of which is dependent on the preceding and succeeding purchase (said to be "broken" if a buyer or seller pulls out).
- (transitive) To fasten something with a chain
- (intransitive) To link multiple items together
- (transitive) To secure someone with fetters
- (transitive) To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain
- (computing) To relate data items with a chain of pointers.
- (computing) To be chained to another data item.
- (transitive) To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying.
- (transitive, computing, rare, associated with Acorn Computers) To load and automatically run (a program).
Adjectives for Chain
linked; secular; leash; endless; indissoluble; unbroken; firm; lengthening; household; ponderous; rattling; long-worn; mesh; nocturnal; clanking; winding; golden; flowery; galling; resplendent; multitudinous (pi); massive; continuous; impressive; feudal; adamantine; ascending; everlasting; dangling; countless (pi) ; gleaming; indivisible; bolted; door; bloody; glittering; rosy; trembling; human; roaring; shrieking; howling; jingling; hateful; shameful; curious; ill-forged; stout; giant; relentless; binding'; restraining; damaging; mental ; intangible.
Verbs for Chain
affix—; bind in -—s; bolt—; burst—; con¬demn to —s; dally with—; deliver from —s; drag in —s; draw—; encircle with—; encompass in—; fasten—; file—; hedge —s about; knir—; link in—; loose —s; manacle in —-s; pluck oft smite at—; strive in —s; shake off —s; tangle—; tighten ; wreathe in —s;-falls off; —fetters; —; unravc —; untwist- —clanks; —engirdles; - —rattles; —vields.
ingloriously; secularly; indissolubly; unbrokenly; firmly; ponderously; everlastingly; indivisiniv; stoutly; bindingly; relentlessly; i-estrainingly; intangibly.
Synonyms for Chain
lineage, link, livery, locket, lump together, mace, maintain continuity, make fast, make secure, make sure, manacle, mantle, markings, marry, marshal, martingale, mass, massif, medal, merge, mobilize, molecule, monotone, moor, mortarboard, mountain range, muzzle, necklace, nexus, nose ring, old hat, old school tie, order, pair, peg down, pelham, pendulum, periodicity, picket, piece together, pillory, pin, pin down, pinion, plenum, poker, pool, pothook, powder train, precious stone, progression, put in irons, put together, queue, radical, range, rank, recurrence, regalia, reins, restrain, restraint, restraints, restrict, reticulation, rhinestone, ring, roll into one, rope, rose, rotation, round, routine, row, run, run on, salamander, scale, school ring, scotch, sea anchor, secure, sequence, series, set, shackle, shamrock, shopworn, side chain, sierra, sigillography, simple radical, single file, skull and crossbones, snaffle, solder, space-lattice, span, spectrum, sphragistics, spit, splice, spoke, staff, stale, stay, stereotyped, stick together, stickpin, stocks, stone, stop, straight chain, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, stranglehold, strap, string, string together, succession, summative, swaddle, swastika, swath, swathe, take in, tape, tartan, tether, thistle, thread, tiara, tie, tie down, tie up, tier, tongs, torque, train, trammel, trammels, tripod, trivet, truss, trust, turnspit, twice-told, uniform, unify, unite, verge, wampum, wand, weld, windrow, wire, wrap, wrap up, wristband, wristlet, yoke, accouple, accumulate, accumulative, additive, additory, agglutinate, alps on alps, alternation, amass, anchor, andiron, anklet, armlet, armory, array, arrest, articulate, articulation, assemble, associate, atomic cluster, badge, badge of office, badges, band, bandage, bangle, bank, baton, batten, batten down, be continuous, beads, bearing rein, belay, belt, bend, benzene ring, bijou, bilbo, bind, bind up, bit, blazonry, bond, bonds, brace, bracelet, bracket, brake, branched chain, brassard, breastpin, bridge, bridge over, bridle, brooch, bundle, button, buzz, camisole, cap and gown, cartel, catena, catenate, catenation, cement, chain of office, chain reaction, chaining, chains, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, check, checkrein, chock, cinch, circle, clap together, class ring, cliched, clog, closed chain, coal tongs, cockade, collar, collect, combination, combine, commonplace, compound radical, comprise, concatenate, concatenation, confine, confinement, conglobulate, conglomerate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, connect up, connection, consecution, continuate, continue, continuum, control, copulate, cordillera, coronet, countercheck, couple, course, cover, crane, crook, cross, crown, cuffs, curb, curb bit, cycle, damper, decoration, descent, diadem, do up, doorstop, drag, drag sail, dress, drift anchor, drift sail, drogue, drone, eagle, earring, emblems, embrace, enchain, encompass, endless belt, endless round, ensigns, entrammel, fasces, fasten, fasten down, fetter, fetters, figurehead, file, filiation, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, fleur-de-lis, fob, form a series, gag, gamut, gather, gem, gird, girdle, girt, girth, glue, gradation, grate, grating, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, griller, group, gyve, gyves, hackneyed, halter, hammer and sickle, hamper, handcuff, handcuffs, heraldry, heterocycle, hobble, hobbles, hog-tie, holdback, homocycle, hopple, hopples, hum, include, insignia, irons, jewel, join, knot, lace, lapel pin, lash, lattice, lay together, leading strings, league, leash, lifter, limit, line,