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 Chain Chain

noun

  • ( ) a series of things depending on each other as if linked together  ( chain, concatenation )
    a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
     the chain of command
    the chain of command
     a complicated concatenation of circumstances
    a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • ( ) (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)  ( chain, chemical chain )
    (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
  • ( ) a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament  ( chain )
    a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
  • ( ) anything that acts as a restraint  ( chain )
    anything that acts as a restraint
  • ( ) (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership  ( chain )
    (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
  • a necklace made by stringing objects together  ( chain, strand, string )
    a necklace made by stringing objects together
     a string of beads
    a string of beads
     a strand of pearls
    a strand of pearls
  • a linked or connected series of objects  ( chain )
    a linked or connected series of objects
     a chain of daisies
    a chain of daisies
  • a series of hills or mountains  ( chain, chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range, range of mountains )
    a series of hills or mountains
     the valley was between two ranges of hills
    the valley was between two ranges of hills
     the plains lay just beyond the mountain range
    the plains lay just beyond the mountain range
  • British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)  ( Chain, Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris Chain )
    British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
  • a unit of length  ( chain )
    a unit of length
  • verb

  • fasten or secure with chains  ( chain )
    fasten or secure with chains
     Chain the chairs together
    Chain the chairs together
  • connect or arrange into a chain by linking  ( chain )
    connect or arrange into a chain by linking


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