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chain

 
Noun chain has 10 senses
  1. chain, concatenation - a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"
    --1 is a kind of series
    --1 has particulars: catena; daisy chain
    Derived forms: verb catenulate1, verb catenate1
  2. chain, chemical chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    --2 is a kind of unit, building block
    --2 is a part of molecule
    --2 has particulars: closed chain, ring; open chain
    Derived forms: verb catenulate1, verb catenate1
  3. chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
    --3 is a kind of
    ligament
    --3 is a part of
     chain printer; chain tongs, chain wrench; bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle
    --3 has particulars:
     anchor chain; bicycle chain; chatelaine; fob, watch chain, watch guard; paper chain; pull chain; tire chains, snow chains
    Derived form: verb chain2
  4. chain - a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
    --4 is a kind of
    business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation
    --4 has member: chain store
    --4 has particulars: apparel chain; discount chain; restaurant chain; retail chain
  5. chain - anything that acts as a restraint
    --5 is a kind of
    restraint, constraint
  6. chain - a unit of length
    --6 is a kind of
    linear unit
    --6 has parts: foot, ft; yard, pace; link
    --6 has particulars: Gunter's chain; engineer's chain; nautical chain
  7. 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)
    --7 is a kind of biochemist
  8. range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains - a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
    --8 is a kind of geological formation, formation
    --8 has parts: massif; pass, mountain pass, notch
    --8 has particulars:
     Adirondacks, Adirondack Mountains; Admiralty Range; Alaska Range; Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains; Alps, the Alps; Andes; Apennines; Appalachians, Appalachian Mountains; Atlas Mountains; Australian Alps; Balkans, Balkan Mountains, Balkan Mountain Range; Berkshires, Berkshire Hills; Black Hills; Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge; Cantabrian Mountains; Carpathians, Carpathian Mountains; Cascades, Cascade Range, Cascade Mountains; Catskills, Catskill Mountains; Caucasus, Caucasus Mountains; Coast Range, Coast Mountains; Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau; Dolomite Alps; Great Dividing Range, Eastern Highlands; Great Smoky Mountains; Guadalupe Mountains; Himalayas, Himalaya Mountains, the Himalaya; Hindu Kush, Hindu Kush Mountains; Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range; Kunlun, Kunlun Mountains, Kuenlun, Kuenlun Mountains; Mesabi Range; Mount Carmel; Nan Ling; Ozarks, Ozark Mountains, Ozark Plateau; Pyrenees; Rhodope Mountains; Rockies, Rocky Mountains; Sacramento Mountains; San Juan Mountains; Selkirk Mountains; sierra; Sierra Madre Occidental; Sierra Madre Oriental; Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Mountains, High Sierra; Sierra Nevada; St. Elias Range, St. Elias Mountains; Teton Range; Tien Shan, Tyan Shan; Urals, Ural Mountains
  9. iron, irons, chain, chains - metal shackles; for hands or legs
    --9 is a kind of shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels
  10. chain, string, strand - a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
    --10 is a kind of necklace
Verb chain has 2 senses
  1. chain - connect or arrange into a chain by linking
    --1 is one way to
    arrange, set up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. chain - fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"
    --2 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Antonyms: unchain
    Derived form: noun chain3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s something PP
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