chain

  • 1 Chain — (ch[=a]n), 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 chain — [tʆeɪn] noun [countable] 1. a number of shops, hotels, cinemas etc owned or managed by the same company or person: • Britain s leading supermarket chain chain of • a chain of travel agents. 2. a series of people or organizations involved in… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 chain — chain; chain·er; chain·less; chain·let; chain·man; chain·o·mat·ic; chain·wale; en·chain; en·chain·ment; un·chain; mul·ti·chain; …

    English syllables

  • 4 chain — [chān] n. [ME & OFr chaine < L catena < IE base * kat , to twist, twine > prob. OE heathor, confinement] 1. a flexible series of joined links, usually of metal, used to pull, confine, etc. or to transmit power 2. TIRE CHAIN 3. [pl.] a)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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. [1913 Webster] Chained behind the hostile car. Prior.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 chain — I (nexus) noun act of coming together, act of coupling, act of joining, act of uniting, affiliation, affinity, alliance, association, attachment, attraction, bond, bond of union, bridge, conjunction, connectedness, connecting link, connecting… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 CHAIN — can refer to:* CHAIN programming language * CHAIN (industry standard), an acronym for Ceced Home Appliances Interoperating Network, a standard for a multi brands home network of interactive household appliances.See also Chain …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 chain — [n1] succession, series alternation, catena, concatenation, conglomerate, consecution, continuity, group, order, progression, row, sequence, set, string, syndicate, train, trust; concepts 432,727,769 chain [n2] connected metal links; jewelry made …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 chain —   [tʃeɪn, englisch], noch gebräuchliche Längeneinheit in Großbritannien und den USA: 1 chain = 22 yd = 20,1168 m …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 Chain — [tʃein] das; s, <aus engl. chain »Kette«, dies aus fr. chaîne, vgl. ↑Chaine> Längeneinheit in Großbritannien u. in den USA (20,11 m) …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 11 chain n — chain store n, chain letter …

    English expressions

  • 12 chain — ► NOUN 1) a connected series of metal links used for fastening or pulling, or as jewellery. 2) a connected series, set, or sequence. 3) a part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms bonded together in a series. 4) a measure of length equal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 CHAIN — ist die Abkürzung für: CECED Home Appliances Interoperating Network Controlled and Harmonised Aeronautical Information Network …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 14 Chain [1] — Chain (engl., spr. Tschehn), englisches Feldmaß, hat 4 Perches, 1 Perch = 51/2 Yards = 5,0291 Metres …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 Chain [2] — Chain (spr. Schäng, Ketteninsel, Todoslos Santos), Insel, zur Gruppe der Niedrigen od. Gefährlichen Inseln, Paumotu. od. Perlen Archipel (Polynesien) gehörig, von den Eingeborenen Ana genannt …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 Chain — (engl., spr. tschēn, »Kette«, auch Surveyor s oder Gunter s C.), Meßkette, = 4 Rods (Ruten), eingeteilt in 100 Links = 20,116 m …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Chain — (engl., spr. tschehn), Kette, Feldmaß in England von 22 Yards = 20,116 m, in den Ver. Staaten von Amerika von 20 Yards = 18,287 m …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 18 Chain — (Tschehn), Kette, engl. Feldmaß = 89171/2, schott. = 99982/5 par. Linie …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 19 Chain — Ernst Boris …

    Scientists

  • 20 Chain — Chain, Ernest Boris …

    Enciclopedia Universal


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