Definitions for: Link

[n] a fastener that serves to join or link; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
[n] an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
[n] a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
[n] a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
[n] (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
[n] a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
[n] the means of connection between things linked in series
[n] a connecting shape
[n] the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
[v] make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"
[v] connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
[v] link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Link (l[i^][ng]k), n. [Prob. corrupted from lint and this
for lunt a torch, match, D. lont match; akin to G. lunte, cf.
MHG. l["u]nden to burn. Cf. Lunt, Linstock.]
A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like. --Shak.

Link, n. [OE. linke, AS. hlence; akin to Sw. l["a]nk ring
of a chain, Dan. l[ae]nke chain, Icel. hlekkr; cf. G. gelenk
joint, link, ring of a chain, lenken to bend.]
1. A single ring or division of a chain.

2. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds
together, or connects, separate things; a part of a
connected series; a tie; a bond. ``Links of iron.''

The link of brotherhood, by which One common Maker bound
me to the kind. --Cowper.

And so by double links enchained themselves in lover's
life. --Gascoigne.

3. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of
horsehair. --Mortimer.

4. (Kinematics) 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.

5. (Mach.) 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

6. (Surveying) 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.

7. (Chem.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between
atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or

8. pl. Sausages; -- because linked together. [Colloq.]

Link (l[i^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Linked
(l[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Linking.]
To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join;
to attach; to unite; to couple.

All the tribes and nations that composed it [the Roman
Empire] were linked together, not only by the same laws
and the same government, but by all the facilities of
commodious intercourse, and of frequent communication.

Link, v. i.
To be connected.

No one generation could link with the other. --Burke.

Link, n. [See Linch.]
1. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank
between cultivated fields, etc. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

2. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a
winding; a meander; -- usually in pl. [Scot.]

The windings or ``links'' of the Forth above and
below Stirling are extremely tortuous. --Encyc.

3. pl. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating
land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.

Golf may be played on any park or common, but its
original home is the ``links'' or common land which
is found by the seashore, where the short close
tuft, the sandy subsoil, and the many natural
obstacles in the shape of bents, whins, sand holes,
and banks, supply the conditions which are easential
to the proper pursuit of the game. --Encyc. of

4. pl. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played.

Synonyms: associate, colligate, connect, connect, connect, connectedness, connection, connection, connexion, contact, data link, inter-group communication, join, liaison, link up, link up, link up, linkup, nexus, radio link, relate, tie, tie, tie in, tie-in, unite, yoke

Antonyms: disconnect, disconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture, dissociate

See Also: articulation, attach, bond, bridge, bridge, bridge over, bring together, cerebrate, chain, channel, circuit, cogitate, coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, command, communication channel, communication system, complect, concatenation, conjoin, contact, correlate, daisy-chain, draw together, electric circuit, electrical circuit, fastener, fastening, fixing, form, free-associate, ground, hang together, have in mind, holdfast, hyperlink, identify, instruction, interconnect, interconnect, interconnectedness, interconnection, interdepend, interlink, interlink, interrelate, join, join, joint, junction, juncture, lifeline, line, linear unit, linkage, mean, node, nosepiece, program line, put through, remember, shape, statement, syndicate, tee, think, think of, unification, union, walkie-talkie, walky-talky

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