HyperDic: chain

English > 12 senses of the word chain / Chain:
NOUNgroupchain, concatenationa series of things depending on each other as if linked together
objectchain, chemical chain(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
artifactchaina series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
groupchain(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
artifactchainanything that acts as a restraint
quantitychaina unit of length
person Chain, Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris ChainBritish biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
objectchain, range, mountain range, range of mountains, mountain chain, chain of mountainsa series of hills or mountains
artifactchaina linked or connected series of objects
artifactchain, string, stranda necklace made by a stringing objects together
VERBcontactchainconnect or arrange into a chain by linking
contactchainfasten or secure with chains
chain / Chain > pronunciation
Soundschey'n
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English > chain: 12 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA series of things depending on each other as if linked together.
Example"the chain of command"
Synonymconcatenation
NarrowercatenaA chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma)
daisy chain(figurative) a series of associated things or people or experiences
BroaderseriesSimilar things placed in order or happening one after another
Spanishcadena, concatenación
Catalancadena, concatenació
Verbscatenate, catenulatearrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 2, object
Meaning(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule).
Synonymchemical chain
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Part ofmolecule(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
Narrowerclosed chain, ring(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
long chain, long-chain molecule(chemistry) a relatively long chain of atoms in a molecule
open chainA chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
Broaderunit, building blockA single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
Spanishcadena
Catalancadena
Verbscatenate, catenulatearrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament.
Part ofbicycle, bike, wheel, cycleA wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
chain printerAn impact printer that carries the type slugs by links of a revolving chain
chain tongsA pipe wrench used for turning large pipes
Narroweranchor chain, anchor ropeThe chain or rope that attaches an anchor to a vessel
bicycle chainA chain that transmits the power from the pedals to the rear wheel of a bicycle
chatelaineA chain formerly worn at the waist by women
fob, watch chain, watch guardshort chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
paper chainA chain made of loops of colored paper
pull chainA chain (usually with a handle at the end) that is pulled in order to operate some mechanism (e.g. to flush a toilet)
tire chain, snow chainchain attached to wheels to increase traction on ice or snow
BroaderligamentAny connection or unifying bond
Spanishcadena
Catalancadena
Verbschainfasten or secure with chains
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 4, group
Meaning(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership.
Categorycommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Memberschain storeOne of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise
Narrowerapparel chainA chain of clothing stores
discount chainA chain of discount stores
restaurant chainA chain of restaurants
retail chainA chain of retail stores
Broaderbusiness, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisationA commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
Spanishcadena
Catalancadena
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAnything that acts as a restraint.
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
Spanishcadena
Catalancadena
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningA unit of length.
PartslinkA unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
yard, paceA unit of length equal to 3 feet
NarrowerGunter's chainA unit of length (22 yards)
engineer's chainA unit of length (100 ft)
nautical chainA nautical unit of length (15 ft)
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
Spanishcadena
English > Chain: 12 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningBritish biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979).
SynonymsErnst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris Chain
Instance ofbiochemistsomeone with special training in biochemistry
SpanishErnst Boris Chain
CatalanErnst Boris Chain
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 8, object
MeaningA series of hills or mountains.
Synonymsrange, mountain range, range of mountains, mountain chain, chain of mountains
InstancesAdirondacks, Adirondack MountainsA mountain range in northeastern New York State
Admiralty Rangemountains in Antarctica to the north of Victoria Land
Alaska RangeA mountain range in south central Alaska
Alleghenies, Allegheny MountainsThe western part of the Appalachian Mountains
Alps, the AlpsA large mountain system in south-central Europe
Altai Mountains, Altay MountainsA mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China
AndesA mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
ApenninesA mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula
Appalachians, Appalachian MountainsA mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico
Atlas MountainsA mountain range in northern Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara Desert
Australian AlpsA range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range
Balkans, Balkan Mountains, Balkan Mountain RangeThe major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula
Berkshires, Berkshire HillsA low mountain range in western Massachusetts
Black Hillsmountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue RidgeA range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
Cantabrian MountainsA range of mountains in northern Spain along the coast of the Bay of Biscay
Carpathians, Carpathian MountainsA mountain range in central Europe that extends from Slovakia and southern Poland southeastward through western Ukraine to northeastern Romania
Cascades, Cascade Range, Cascade MountainsA mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California
Catskills, Catskill MountainsA range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York
Caucasus, Caucasus MountainsThe mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia
Coast Range, Coast MountainsA string of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska to Lower California
Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland PlateauThe southwestern part of the Appalachians
Dolomite AlpsAn eastern range of the Alps in northeastern Italy famous for their dolomitic limestone
Great Dividing Range, Eastern HighlandsA mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
Great Smoky MountainsPart of the Appalachians between North Carolina and Tennessee
Green MountainsA range of the Appalachian Mountains that extends from south to north through Vermont
Guadalupe MountainsA mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas
Himalayas, Himalaya Mountains, HimalayaA mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet
Hindu Kush, Hindu Kush MountainsA mountain range extending to the west of the Himalayas
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh RangeA mountain range in northern Kashmir
Kunlun, Kunlan Shan, Kunlun Mountains, Kuenlun, Kuenlun MountainsA mountain range in western China that extends eastward from the Indian border for 1000 miles
Mesabi RangeA range of hills in northeastern Minnesota where rich iron ore deposits were discovered in 1887
Mount CarmelA mountain range in northwestern Israel near the Mediterranean coast
Nan LingA mountain range in southeastern China running generally east to west
Ozarks, Ozark Mountains, Ozark PlateauAn area of low mountains in northwestern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma
Pamir Mountains, the PamirsA mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China
PyreneesA chain of mountains between France and Spain
Rhodope MountainsA mountain range in the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe
Rockies, Rocky MountainsThe chief mountain range of western North America
Sacramento Mountainsmountain range in New Mexico to the east of the Rio Grande
San Juan MountainsA mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky Mountains
Sayan MountainsA range of mountains in southern Siberia to the west of Lake Baikal
Selkirk MountainsA range of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern British Columbia
Sierra Madre OccidentalA mountain range in northwestern Mexico that runs south from Arizona parallel to the Pacific coastline
Sierra Madre OrientalA mountain range in northeastern Mexico the runs parallel to the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico
Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Mountains, High SierraA mountain range in eastern California
Sierra NevadaA mountain range in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast to the east of Granada
St. Elias Range, St. Elias MountainsA range of mountains between Alaska and the Yukon territory
Taconic MountainsA range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
Teton RangeA mountain range in northwest Wyoming
Tien Shan, Tyan ShanA major mountain range of central Asia
Transylvanian AlpsA range of the southern Carpathian Mountains extending across central Romania
Tyrolean AlpsA popular tourist area in the Tyrol
Urals, Ural MountainsA mountain range in western Russia extending from the Arctic to the Caspian Sea
sierraA range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)
PartsmassifA block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range
pass, mountain pass, notchThe location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Spanishcadena montañosa, cordillera, sierra
Catalanserralada, serra
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA linked or connected series of objects.
Example"a chain of daisies"
Broadernecklacejewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems / gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
English > chain: 12 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA necklace made by a stringing objects together.
Synonymsstring, strand
Broadernecklacejewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems / gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
Spanishcadena, cadenilla
Catalancadena
English > chain: 12 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningConnect or arrange into a chain by linking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
NarrowerconcatenateCombine two strings to form a single one
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
English > chain: 12 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFasten or secure with chains.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"Chain the chairs together"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
OppositeunchainRemove the chains from
Spanishencadenar
Catalanencadenar
Nounschaina series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

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