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chain Explained

chain at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[tʃeın]

chain at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.Fr. chaeine, from L. catena "chain," from PIE base *kat- "to twist, twine." A The verb is from 1377. chain of stores is Amer.Eng., 1846. Chain letter first recorded 1906. /// "In 1896, Miss Audrey Griffin, of Hurstville, New South Wales initiated a 'chain letter' with the object of obtaining 1,000,000 used postage stamps." [Daily Chronicle, July 27, 1906] ///

chain at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W2S3 n ----------//
1 joined rings:
2 connected events:
3 shops/hotels:
4 connected line:
5 prisoners:
6 buying a house: ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: chaeine, from Latin catena]//
1 JOINED RINGS: [U and C] a series of metal rings which are joined together in a line and used for fastening things, supporting weights, decoration etc// link// --She had a gold chain around her neck.// --a length of heavy chain// --the Mayor's chain of office (=a decoration worn by some British officials at ceremonies) // pull the chain (=flush the toilet) BrE // a bicycle chain (=that makes the wheels turn) //
2 CONNECTED EVENTS: [C] a connected series of events or actions, especially which lead to a final result// --the chain of events that led to World War I// --The salesmen are just one link in the chain (=part of a process) of distribution.// --a rather complicated chain of reasoning// chain of command, food chain//
3 SHOPS/HOTELS: [C] a number of shops, hotels, cinemas etc owned or managed by the same company or person// chain of// --a chain of restaurants// hotel/restaurant/retail etc chain // --several major UK supermarket chains// chain store//
4 CONNECTED LINE: [C] people or things which are connected or next to each other forming a line// mountain/island chain // --the Andean mountain chain// chain of atoms/molecules etc technical // --a chain of amino acids// --They quickly formed a human chain (=a line of people who pass things from one person to the next) to move the equipment.// --They sat on the grass making daisy chains (=flowers tied together) .//
5 PRISONERS: [C usually plural] metal chains fastened to the legs and arms of a prisoner, to prevent them from escaping// in chains// --He was led away in chains.// ball and chain (=a chain attached to someone's ankle at one end with a heavy metal ball at the other) //
6 BUYING A HOUSE: [C usually singular] BrE a number of people buying houses, where each person must complete the sale of their own house before they can buy the next person's house//
chain 2 v
1 [T] to fasten someone or something to something else using a chain, especially in order to prevent them from escaping or being stolen: chain sb/sth to sth// --a bicycle chained to the fence// --Four activists chained themselves to the gates.// chain sb/sth up// --The elephants were chained up by their legs.// chain sb/sth together// --Their hands and feet were chained together.//
2 be chained to sth: to have your freedom restricted because of something you must do// --She felt chained to the kitchen sink.// --I don't want a job where I'm chained to a desk all day.//

chain at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

384 Moby Thesaurus words for "chain":
Alps, Andes, Caucasus, Himalayas, Indian file, Kekule formula,
Oregon boat, Rockies, 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, 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

Chain at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

tractile, compressible, smaller.

[ADJ] (a): acrid, bitter, biting, astringent, sharp, harsh.[N] (Navigation): navigation, boating, yachting, aeronautics, balloon, ballooning, aviation, space travel, astronautics.[ADJ] (Wisdom): intelligent, quick-witted, keen, acute, alive, brainy, bright, quick, sharp, canny, shrewd, astute, clear-headed, farsighted, discerning, perspicacious, penetrating, piercing.[V] (Disjunction): {break into parts}: cut, incise, saw, snip, nib, nip, cleave, rive, rend, slit, split, splinter, chip, crack, snap, break, tear, burst, rend, rend asunder, wrench, rupture, shatter, crunch, chop, cut up, rip up, hack, hew, slash, whittle, lacerate, mangle, gash, hash, slice, cut up, dissect, anatomize, take to pieces, disintegrate, dismember, disband, disperse, dislocate, disjoin, break up, min

chain at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun
metal rings

1 [C, U] a series of connected metal rings, used for pulling or fastening things; a length of chain used for a particular purpose:
a short length of chain * She wore a heavy gold chain around her neck. * The mayor wore his chain of office. * a bicycle chain * The prisoners were kept in chains (= with chains around their arms and legs, to prevent them from escaping).

connected things

2 [C] a series of connected things or people:
to set in motion a chain of events * a chain of command (= a system in an organization by which instructions are passed from one person to another) * mountain / island chains * Volunteers formed a human chain to rescue precious items from the burning house.
see also FOOD CHAIN

of shops / hotels
3 [C] a group of shops/stores or hotels owned by the same company:
a chain of supermarkets / a supermarket chain
restriction
4 [C, usually pl.] (formal or literary) a thing that restricts sb's freedom or ability to do sth:
the chains of fear / misery
in house buying
5 [C, usually sing.] (BrE) a situation in which a number of people selling and buying houses must each complete the sale of their house before buying from the next person
IDIOMS see BALL n., LINK n., WEAK
verb [VN] [often passive] ~ sb/sth (to sb/sth) | ~ sb/sth (up) to fasten sth with a chain; to fasten sb/sth to another person or thing with a chain, so that they do not escape or get stolen:
The doors were always locked and chained. * She chained her bicycle to the gate. * The dog was chained up for the night. * (figurative) I've been chained to my desk all week (= because there was so much work).

Chain at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chain \Chain\, n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.]
1. 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.

[They] put a chain of gold about his neck. --Dan. v.
29.

2. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a
bond; as, the chains of habit.

Driven down To chains of darkness and the undying
worm. --Milton.

3. 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.

4. (Surv.) An instrument which consists of links and is used
in measuring land.

Note: One commonly in use is Gunter's chain, which consists
of one hundred links, each link being seven inches and
ninety-two one hundredths in length; making up the
total length of rods, or sixty-six, feet; hence, a
measure of that length; hence, also, a unit for land
measure equal to four rods square, or one tenth of an
acre.

5. pl. (Naut.) Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to
bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the
channels.

6. (Weaving) The warp threads of a web. --Knight.

{Chain belt} (Mach.), a belt made of a chain; -- used for
transmitting power.

{Chain boat}, a boat fitted up for recovering lost cables,
anchors, etc.

{Chain bolt}
(a) (Naut.) The bolt at the lower end of the chain plate,
which fastens it to the vessel's side.
(b) A bolt with a chain attached for drawing it out of
position.

{Chain bond}. See {Chain timber}.

{Chain bridge}, a bridge supported by chain cables; a
suspension bridge.

{Chain cable}, a cable made of iron links.

{Chain coral} (Zo["o]l.), a fossil coral of the genus
{Halysites}, common in the middle and upper Silurian
rocks. The tubular corallites are united side by side in
groups, looking in an end view like links of a chain. When
perfect, the calicles show twelve septa.

{Chain coupling}.
(a) A shackle for uniting lengths of chain, or connecting
a chain with an object.
(b) (Railroad) Supplementary coupling together of cars
with a chain.

{Chain gang}, a gang of convicts chained together.

{Chain hook} (Naut.), a hook, used for dragging cables about
the deck.

{Chain mail}, flexible, defensive armor of hammered metal
links wrought into the form of a garment.

{Chain molding} (Arch.), a form of molding in imitation of a
chain, used in the Normal style.

{Chain pier}, a pier suspended by chain.

{Chain pipe} (Naut.), an opening in the deck, lined with
iron, through which the cable is passed into the lockers
or tiers.

{Chain plate} (Shipbuilding), one of the iron plates or
bands, on a vessel's side, to which the standing rigging
is fastened.

{Chain pulley}, a pulley with depressions in the periphery of
its wheel, or projections from it, made to fit the links
of a chain.

{Chain pumps}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Chain rule} (Arith.), a theorem for solving numerical
problems by composition of ratios, or compound proportion,
by which, when several ratios of equality are given, the
consequent of each being the same as the antecedent of the
next, the relation between the first antecedent and the
last consequent is discovered.

{Chain shot} (Mil.), two cannon balls united by a shot chain,
formerly used in naval warfare on account of their
destructive effect on a ship's rigging.

{Chain stitch}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Chain timber}. (Arch.) See {Bond timber}, under {Bond}.

{Chain wales}. (Naut.) Same as {Channels}.

{Chain wheel}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Closed chain}, {Open chain} (Chem.), terms applied to the
chemical structure of compounds whose rational formul[ae]
are written respectively in the form of a closed ring (see
{Benzene nucleus}, under {Benzene}), or in an open
extended form.

{Endless chain}, a chain whose ends have been united by a
link.

Chain \Chain\, v. t. [imp. p. p. {Chained} (ch[=a]nd); p. pr. &
vb. n. {Chaining}.]
1. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or
bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.

Chained behind the hostile car. --Prior.

2. To keep in slavery; to enslave.

And which more blest? who chained his country, say
Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day? --Pope.

3. To unite closely and strongly.

And in this vow do chain my soul to thine. --Shak.

4. (Surveying) To measure with the chain.

5. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.

chain at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:



{Pattern box}, {chain}, or {cylinder} (Figure Weaving),
devices, in a loom, for presenting several shuttles to the
picker in the proper succession for forming the figure.

{Pattern card}.
(a) A set of samples on a card.
(b) (Weaving) One of the perforated cards in a Jacquard
apparatus.

{Pattern reader}, one who arranges textile patterns.

{Pattern wheel} (Horology), a count-wheel.

chain at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

dimorphousfunnel, тех. exit flue/tube, smoke flue, uptakesmoke, fumesteaming; smoking
ДИМЯЩa сярна киселина fuming sulphuric acid, oleumфиз. dynedynamismdynamics
(в пиеса) movementdynamitedynamite (attr.)dynamic(al)
прен. full of action/tension
(за човек) dynamic, energetic. activedynamismdynamodinardynasticdynastymaypoledinosaurwatermelon
две дини под една мишница се не носят you cannot spin and reel at the same timedioptre, dioptricfolddiploma
(средношколска) school-leaving certificate
ДИПЛОМА пo архитектура/медицина и пр. a diploma in architecture/medicine etcdiplomat, diplomatist(отдел на палеографията) diplomaticsdiplomatic, politicdiplomatic
пo ДИПЛОМАТИЧЕСКИпът through diplomatic channels
дипломатическо тяло a diplomatic corps/bodydiplomatically
действувам-ДИПЛОМАТИЧНО use tactdiplomacyДИПЛОМЕН проект graduation work
дипломна работа a diploma/graduatiaward/grant a diploma (to), confer a degree (on)
ДИПЛОМИРАМ ce take a diploma, graduate, take o.'s degreediplomaed, graduate; trained; certificated
ДИПЛОМИРАНa медицинска сестра a trained nursefold
ДИПЛЯ ce fold, fall

chain at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chain
n 1: a series of things depending on each other as if linked
together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated
concatenation of circumstances" [syn: {concatenation}]
2: (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an
organic molecule) [syn: {chemical chain}]
3: a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one
another to make a flexible ligament
4: a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or
banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
5: anything that acts as a restraint
6: a unit of length
7: British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and
purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by
Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979) [syn: {Ernst Boris Chain},
{Sir Ernst Boris Chain}]
8: a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two
ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain
range" [syn: {range}, {mountain range}, {range of
mountains}, {mountain chain}, {chain of mountains}]
9: metal shackles; for hands or legs [syn: {iron}, {irons}, {chains}]
10: a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string
of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; [syn: {string}, {strand}]

chain
v 1: connect or arrange into a chain by linking
2: fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"
[ant: {unchain}]

chain at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Broad chain closeup.jpg|thumb|right|A metal chain
Category: Image - :Daisy_chain.JPG|thumb|right|A chain of daisies
Category: Image - :PMMA-chain.png|thumb|right|Molecular chain for acrylic

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » chaine|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » chaine|lang=fro, Inter: term » chaene|lang=fro Inter: gloss » "chain"; Modern French: {{term|chaîne|lang=fr}}, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » catena|catēna|chain|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro Inter: recons » kat-||to braid, twist; hut, shed|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » frr|- Inter: term » ketten||chain|lang=frr, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » keten||chain|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » Kede||chain|lang=nds, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » Kette||chain|lang=de, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » kæde||chain|lang=da, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » kedja||chain|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » keðja||chain|lang=is.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈt͡ʃeɪn/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-chain.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪn

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
    1. : He wore a gold chain around the neck.
    2. A series of interconnected things.
    3. : This led to an unfortunate chain of events.
    4. A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.
    5. : That chain of restaurants is expanding into our town.
    6. A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.
    7. : When examined, the molecular chain included oxygen and hydrogen.
    8. Inter: surveyin » g A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.
    9. Inter: surveyin » g A long measuring tape.
    10. A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a Gunter's surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 20.12 metres. Equal to 4 rods. Equal to 100 links.
    11. Inter: mathematics » order theory A totally ordered set, esp. a totally ordered subset of a poset.
    12. Inter: Britis » h 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).

      Synonyms

      * Inter: l » en|rackle

      Derived terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • Albert chain
  • ball and chain
  • bra chain
  • chaincase
  • chain drive
  • chain gang
  • chain gun
  • chain letter
  • chain lightning
  • chainlink fence
  • chain mail, chainmail
  • chainman
  • chain of command
  • chain of custody
  • chain of events
  • chain of production
  • chain of thought
  • chain of title
  • chain pickerel
  • chainplate
  • chain pump
  • chain reaction
  • chainring
  • chain rule
  • chainsaw, chain saw
  • chain shot
  • chain-smoke

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • chain smoker
    • chainsmoking, chain-smoking
    • chain stitch
    • chain store
    • chain story
    • daisy chain, daisy-chain
    • food chain
    • green chain
    • Gunter's chain, Gunter's Chain
    • heterochain
    • hogchain
    • homochain
    • interchain
    • intrachain
    • keychain, key chain
    • Markov chain
    • megachain
    • mountain chain
    • off the chain
    • retail chain
    • side chain, sidechain
    • signifying chain
    • snow chain
    • subchain
    • supply chain
    • toolchain
    • waist chain


    Inter: botto » m

    Related terms

    * catena

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » series of interconnected rings or links
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|huidige
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|zinxhir
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سلسلة|tr=sílsila|f
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|շղթա|tr=šġt’a
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|cadena|f
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|cari
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|chadenn|f
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|верига|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|cadena|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|鏈, Inter: t » cmn|链|tr=liàn; Inter: t » cmn|鏈子, Inter: t » cmn|链子|tr=liànzi; Inter: t » cmn|鏈條, Inter: t » cmn|链条|tr=liàn tiáo
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|řetěz|m
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|cataina|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kæde|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ketting|f, Inter: t+ » nl|keten|f, Inter: t+ » nl|aaneenrijging|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ĉeno
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kett
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketju, Inter: t- » fi|kettinki
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chaîne|f
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|cadea|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ჯაჭვი|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kette|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αλυσίδα|f|tr=alysída|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שרשרת|tr=sharshéret|f
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lánc
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|keðja|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|catena|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|鎖|tr=くさり, kusari, Inter: t- » ja|チェーン|tr=chēn
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|사슬|tr=saseul
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|زنجیر|tr=zinjír|sc=ku-Arab

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|važa|f, Inter: qualifier » only plural Inter: tø » ltg|karški|p
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|catena|f
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|ķēde|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|grandinė|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ланец|m|tr=lánec|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|rantai
    • Mongolian: Inter: t+ » mn|гинж|tr=ginj
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|kjede|n, Inter: t+ » no|kjetting|m, Inter: t- » no|lenke|m|f
    • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|cadena|f
    • Old Portuguese: Inter: tø » roa-ptg|cadẽa
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|łańcuch|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cadeia|f, Inter: t+ » pt|corrente|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|lanț
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цепь|tr=tsep’|f, Inter: t+ » ru|цепочка|tr=tsepóčka|f
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cuibhreach|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|ланац|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|веруга|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|верига|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|вериге|f|p|sc=Cyrl
    • : Latin: Inter: t- » sh|lanac|m, Inter: t- » sh|veruga|f, Inter: t- » sh|veriga|f, Inter: t- » sh|verige|f|p
    • Sicilian: Inter: t+ » scn|catina|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|veriga|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cadena|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|bangili
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kedja|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|zincir
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|ланцюг|tr=lantsuh|m, Inter: t- » uk|ланцюжок|m
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|hiện tại
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|cadwyn|f
    • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|קייט|f|tr=keyt|sc=Hebr


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » series of interconnected things
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سلسلة|tr=sílsila|f
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|շղթա|tr=šġt’a
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|cadena|f
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|chadenn|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|верига|f, Inter: t+ » bg|поредица|f
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|řetěz|m, Inter: t- » cs|řetězec|m, Inter: t- » cs|zřetězení|n (fig.)
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aaneenschakeling|f, Inter: t- » nl|opeenvolging|f
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|ahel
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketju
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chaîne|f
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|cadea|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kette|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αλυσίδα|f|tr=alysída|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|σειρά|f|tr=seirá|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שרשרת|tr=sharshéret|f
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|sor, Inter: t+ » hu|sorozat, Inter: t+ » hu|láncolat
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|catena|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|連続|tr=れんぞく, renzoku, Inter: t+ » ja|連鎖|tr=れんさ, rensa
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|lanec|m|tr=lánec|sc=Cyrl
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|rentetan
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|rekke|m|f
  • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|cadena|f
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|łańcuch|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cadeia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цепь|tr=tsep’|f, Inter: t+ » ru|последовательность|tr=poslédovatel’nost’|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|ланац|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Latin: Inter: t- » sh|lanac|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|veriga|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cadena|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ushanga
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kedja|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » series of stores or businesses with the same brand name
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցանց|tr=c’anc’
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|cadena|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|верига|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|řetězec|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|keten|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketju, Inter: t- » fi|kauppaketju
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chaîne|f
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|cadena|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kette|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αλυσίδα|f|tr=alysída|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|רשת|f|tr=réshet
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|catena|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|チェーン|tr=chēn


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|ланец|m|tr=lánec|sc=Cyrl
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|kjede|m
  • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|cadena|f
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|sieć|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cadeia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сеть|tr=set’|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|ланац|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Latin: Inter: t- » sh|lanac|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|veriga|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cadena|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ushanga
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kedja|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|շղթա|tr=šġt’a
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|cadena|f
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|chadenn|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|верига|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|cadena|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|řetězec|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketju
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chaîne|f
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|cadea|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kette|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αλυσίδα|f|tr=alysída|sc=Grek
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|catena|f
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|virkne|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|kjede|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cadeia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цепочка|tr=tsepóčka|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|veriga|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ushanga
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kedja|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » surveying: series of interconnected links as a measuring device
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketju


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » surveying: long measuring tape
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » unit of length
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sequence of linked house purchases
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketju


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » id: rantai
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: catena
    • Inter: ttbc » ko: 사슬 (saseul)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » la: catena {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ml: ചങ്ങല
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: lanț {{n}}, lanțuri Inter: n » p
  • Inter: ttbc » te: గొలుసు

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To fasten something with a chain.
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To link multiple items together.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To secure someone with fetters.
    3. Inter: transitiv » e To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain.
    4. Inter: computin » g To relate data items with a chain of pointers.
    5. Inter: computin » g To be chained to another data item.
    6. Inter: transitiv » e To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying.
    7. Inter: transitive » computing|rare|associated with {{w|Acorn Computers}} To load and automatically run (a program).
    8. 1996, "Mr D Walsh", Running two programs from a batch file (on newsgroup comp.sys.acorn.misc)
    9. : How do you get one program to chain another? I want to run DrawWorks2 then !Draw but as soon as you run Drawworks2 it finishes the batch file and doesn't go on to the next instruction! Is there a way without loading one of these automatic loaders?
    10. 1998, "Juan Flynn", BBC software transmitted on TV - how to load? (on newsgroup comp.sys.acorn.misc)
    11. : You can do LOAD "" or CHAIN "" to load or chain the next program if I remember correctly (it's been a loooong time since I've used a tape on an Acorn!)
    12. 2006, "Richard Porter", SpamStamp double headers (on newsgroup comp.sys.acorn.apps)
    13. : Recent versions of AntiSpam no longer use the Config file but have a Settings file instead, so when I updated the Config file to chain SpamStamp it had no effect as it was a redundant file.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to fasten with a chain

  • Finnish: kiinnittää Inter: t- » fi|ketjulla
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|enchaîner

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|membelenggu, Inter: t- » ms|merantai
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|kedja fast


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to link together
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ketjuttaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|enchaîner
    • German: Inter: t- » de|ketten


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|לשרשר|tr=lesharshér
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|concatenare
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|mikufu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to secure someone with fetters
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kahlita


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|оковува|tr=okóvuva|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to obstruct with a chain
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sulkea Inter: t- » fi|ketjulla


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » computing: to relate data items with a chain of pointers
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ketjuttaa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to be chained to another data item
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ketjuttua


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chaîner

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to measure a distance using a chain
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • OED 2nd edition 1989

      External links

      * Inter: commonslit » e

      Anagrams

      * china, China


    Category: Category:1000 English basic words -
    Category: Category:en:Units of measure -
    Translation: ar » chain
    Translation: cs » chain
    Translation: cy » chain
    Translation: de » chain
    Translation: et » chain
    Translation: el » chain
    Translation: es » chain
    Translation: eo » chain
    Translation: eu » chain
    Translation: fa » chain
    Translation: fr » chain
    Translation: ko » chain
    Translation: hy » chain
    Translation: io » chain
    Translation: id » chain
    Translation: it » chain
    Translation: kn » chain
    Translation: kk » chain
    Translation: sw » chain
    Translation: ku » chain
    Translation: lo » chain
    Translation: lt » chain
    Translation: li » chain
    Translation: hu » chain
    Translation: mg » chain
    Translation: ml » chain
    Translation: my » chain
    Translation: nl » chain
    Translation: ja » chain
    Translation: oc » chain
    Translation: pl » chain
    Translation: ru » chain
    Translation: sm » chain
    Category: simple:chain -
    Translation: fi » chain
    Translation: sv » chain
    Translation: ta » chain
    Translation: te » chain
    Translation: th » chain
    Translation: tr » chain
    Translation: vi » chain
    Translation: zh » chain