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Definitions of link

  1. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; " Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; " Tie the ropes together"; " Link arms"
  2. the state of being connected; " the connection between church and state is inescapable"
  3. a connecting shape
  4. a channel for communication between groups; " he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
  5. an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
  6. be or become joined or united or linked; " The two streets connect to become a highway"; " Our paths joined"; " The travelers linked up again at the airport"
  7. a fastener that serves to join or link; " the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
  8. a two- way radio communication system ( usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
  9. ( computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
  10. a unit of length equal to 1/ 100 of a chain
  11. the means of connection between things linked in series
  12. link with or as with a yoke; " yoke the oxen together"
  13. make a logical or causal connection; " I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; " colligate these facts"; " I cannot relate these events at all"
  14. A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
  15. A single ring or division of a chain.
  16. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.
  17. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.
  18. Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.
  19. Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically ( Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.
  20. The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7. 92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.
  21. To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.
  22. To be connected.
  23. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.
  24. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.
  25. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played.
  26. A torch.
  27. Any component of a web page that connects to another web page or another portion of the same web page. Clicking on underlined text or a graphic image activates most links. For example, if a user clicks on the words Financial Calculator or an image of a calculator, the user will be transported to a page that contains a calculator. Links are sometimes called " hyperlinks."
  28. A sausage.
  29. Sausages; - because linked together.
  30. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; - usually in pl.
  31. A single ring or division of a chain; single part of a connected series; as, a link in a chain of evidence; connection.
  32. To connect by, or as by, a link.
  33. Something bent so as to form a joint: a ring of a chain: anything connecting: a single part of a series.
  34. To connect as by a link: to join in confederacy; to unite in a series.
  35. A light or torch of pitch and tow.
  36. One of the rings of a chain; part of a series; connexion; a torch.
  37. To unite by a link; connect.
  38. To connect by links; unite.
  39. A loop of a chain; a part of a series; connecting- bar of a machine.
  40. A ring of a chain; anything doubled and closed like a link; a bend in a river; anything connecting; a measure of 7. 92 inches.
  41. A torch made of tow or hards, & c., and pitch.
  42. To unite or connect by something, as by a link; to connect.
  43. A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; - applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
  44. A single ring of a chain; a single part of a connected series.
  45. To unite or connect as by a link; to be joined or connected.
  46. A torch of pitched rope or paper.
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Usage examples for link

  1. So while the giant stood with outstretched hands, the other filed through a link at the middle of the chain, and together the four men left the baggage room and went into the outer office. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  2. Pretty soon, when he gets loosened up, he'll let out a link or two and burn a few across. – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  3. That you should keep what you have not yet returned; that little link with the past- the ribbon favour, Christabel. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  4. I have to- night discovered a link between the mansion as you know it and an earlier house whose timbers may indeed hide the bones of that British soldier. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  5. It is born of my love for you, and seems to link me, and you with me, to all these strangers, to all men and women, to everything that lives. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  6. Eleven is a sacred number, and I don't like for Belle and me to break the link by not being friends. – Phyllis by Maria Thompson Daviess
  7. Dead folks don't set, and livin' folks kin stand, and Link he kin set quiet. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  8. There is no ring, but a link rather larger than the rest, is passed round the bar. – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  9. " And, besides, we are not altogether strangers," he goes on, lightly; " that day on the river is a link between us, isn't it?" – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  10. " There is a link sir," answered Ayscough. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  11. This is the first link in my chain of evidence that has to be left unfinished, to my sorrow. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  12. Who dares link the word traitor with my name? – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. My excuse for dwelling upon him is, that he holds the link of my story. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. Also they seemed a link between me and home. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  15. I want to link you with my life in every way I can because I love you. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  16. " A quirt would only make him crazy," he thought; and he grinned as he saw that Brevoort's horse had let out a link or two to catch up with its mate. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  17. Several times he thought Link turned and looked toward the door. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  18. " This is where we link arms with trouble," observed Miss Briggs, with a shake of the head. – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  19. Now, Link what do you study? – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  20. What a link between us two, Mr. Ibbetson, already linked by such memories! – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
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