LINK, n.1. A single ring or division of a chain.2. Any thing doubled and closed like a link; as a link of horse hair.3. A chain; any thing connecting.- And love, the common link, the new creation crowned.4. Any single constituent part of a connected series. This argument is a link in the chain of reasoning.5. A series; a chain.
LINK, n. [Gr.; L. lychnus, a lamp or candle, coinciding in elements with light.]
A torch made of tow or hards, &c., and pitch.
LINK, v.t.1. To complicate.2. To unite or connect by something intervening or in other manner.- Link towns to towns by avenues of oak.- And creature link'd to creature, man to man.
LINK, v.i. To be connected.
LINK, n.1 [G. gelenk, a joint, a ring, a swivel, a link, and as an adjective, flexible, limber, from lenken, to bend; Dan. lenke, a chain.]
- A single ring or division of a chain.
- Any thing doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horse hair. – Mortimer.
- A chain; any thing connecting.
And love, the common link, the new creation crowned. – Dryden.
- Any single, constituent part of a connected series. This argument is a link in the chain of reasoning.
- A series; a chain.
LINK, n.2 [Gr. λυχνος, L. lychnus, a lamp or candle, coinciding in elements with light.]
A torch made of tow or hards, &c., and pitch. – Shak. Dryden.
To be connected. – Burke.
- To complicate. – Johnson.
- To unite or connect by something intervening or in other manner.
Link towns to towns by avenues of oak. – Pope.
And creature, link'd to creature, man to man. – Pope.
- A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
- A single ring or division of a
- To connect or
unite with a link or as with a link] to join; to attach; to unite; to
- To be
- A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded
or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.
- Hence: Anything, whether material or not,
which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a
connected series; a tie; a bond.
- A winding of a river] also, the ground
along such a winding; a meander; -- usually in pl.
- Anything doubled and closed like a link;
as, a link of horsehair.
- Sand hills with the surrounding
level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river
- 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.
- Hence, any such piece of ground
where golf is played.
- 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.
- 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,
- A bond of affinity, or a
unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force
- Sausages; -- because linked