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Definitions of chain

  1.   connect or arrange into a chain by linking
  2.   a series of usually metal rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
  3.   a necklace made by a stringing objects together a string of beads or a strand of pearls
  4.   anything that acts as a restraint
  5.   metal shackles for hands or legs
  6.   a number of similar establishments stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters under one ownership
  7.   a series of things depending on each other as if linked together the chain of command a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  8.   a series of linked atoms generally in an organic molecule
  9.   a series of hills or mountains the valley was between two ranges of hills the plains lay just beyond the mountain range
  10.   British biochemist born in Germany who isolated and purified penicillin which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming 1906 1979
  11.   fasten or secure with chains Chain the chairs together
  12.   a necklace made by a stringing objects together a string of beads a strand of pearls
  13.   chemistry a series of linked atoms generally in an organic molecule
  14.   a unit of length
  15.   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
  16.   That which confines fetters or secures as a chain a bond as the chains of habit
  17.   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
  18.   An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land
  19.   Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead eyes connected with the shrouds also the channels
  20.   The warp threads of a web
  21.   To fasten bind or connect with a chain to fasten or bind securely as with a chain as to chain a bulldog
  22.   To keep in slavery to enslave
  23.   To unite closely and strongly
  24.   To measure with the chain
  25.   To protect by drawing a chain across as a harbor
  26.   A series of links or rings joined together a connected series or succession as a chain of events
  27.   To fasten secure or connect with a chain fetter restrain
  28.   In chemistry a series of atoms held together by one or more affinities
  29.   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
  30.   To bind with or as with a chain
  31.   A series of connected links a series a bond measure of 66 feet
  32.   To bind with a chain to bind
  33.   To fasten as with a chain
  34.   A string of interlinked rings or links a series range as of mountains a surveyors measuring line of 100 links
  35.   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
  36.   To fasten with a chain to restrain to connect to enslave to obstruct

Quotes of chain

  1. Debt n An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver – Ambrose Bierce
  2. Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness and falls as a golden link into the great chain of order – Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  3. Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together – Thomas Dekker
  4. The ideal reasoner he remarked would when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it – Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. Don't patronize the chain bookstores Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  6. And I realized when I'd come in to the meetings with these corrugated metal and chain link stuff and people would just look at me like I'd just landed from Mars But I couldn't do anything else That was my response to the people and the time – Frank Gehry
  7. There's a certain way you stand to give yourself authority which gives you the texture for the part I chose that my character hadn't been married he'd worked his way up the chain of command For a small cameo role I gave it a lot of thought – Mark Goddard
  8. Third issue and again I think it is important to note anyone can make a mistake and any administration can make a mistake once in a while but this is just a long train of abuses an unbroken chain of following special interests rather than the health of the American people – Jay Inslee
  9. Banks have a new image Now you have 'a friend your friendly banker If the banks are so friendly how come they chain down the pens – Alan King
  10. The art of an artist must be his own art It is always a continuous chain of little inventions little technical discoveries of one's own in one's relation to the tool the material and the colors – Emil Nolde
  11. David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be I asked my mother if I could wear a chain and she told me yeah So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do – Shaquille O'Neal
  12. You don't get to cut that chain of evidence and start over You're always going to be pursued by your data shadow which is forming from thousands and thousands of little leaks and tributaries of information – Bruce Sterling
  13. It was the Law of the Sea they said Civilization ends at the waterline Beyond that we all enter the food chain and not always right at the top – Hunter S. Thompson
  14. If I haven't made myself clear this worrisome chain of events describes the game of the nineteenth century – John Thorn

Usage examples for chain

  1. “ Mr Ferris said the detective gravely you have just supplied a very important link in the chain of evidence against Mr Orcutt ” – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. “ I set the chain and ring in full display rendered still more conspicuous by the dark coloured dress which I always wore – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  3. She has a little gold chain very thin and not like the things they make now and just lately she is always wearing it – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  4. 16 Whether Atahuallpa possessed himself of every link in the curious chain of argument by which the monk connected Pizarro with St Peter may be doubted ” – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling
  5. Thou must take this chain from me stay there I have put it on – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  6. Go forward and pay out on the chain – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  7. “ I'll break your chain – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  8. “ Doggie shut the front door and put up the chain and went back into his sitting room – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. It is something funny about that chain – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  10. Jim threw the end of this chain down – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  11. As it was still a mere chain of ponds though these were large I was sure this was not the main channel he also said this joined the main channel a good way lower down – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  12. Then she felt tempted to wear her gold watch and chain when she dressed to go abroad – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. However they are scarcely typical of that step so long as an organized chain of command is in effective operation – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  14. At a distance of only nine miles we came upon the little river beside that camp and fell into the old track a mile on beyond it and early in the day we arrived at a chain of ponds half way to the next camp at Possession Creek – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  15. Where we goin' to git a chain – Miss Minerva and William Green Hill by Frances Boyd Calhoun
  16. How much is this chain actually worth – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  17. Take my chain and my knife but not my watch – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  18. You know I guess there's a chain of 'em and the fine thing it would be to see the lot by road – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  19. On the other side were the same figures but the chain had been cut in two – The Iron Star And what It saw on Its Journey through the Ages by John Preston True
  20. The chain was complete – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train

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