- (in a surveyor's chain) a unit of length equal to 7.92 inches (20.12 centimeters).
- one of 100 rods or loops of equal length forming a surveyor's or engineer's chain.
verb (used with or without object)
- to create links in or to a Web page or electronic document: The page is linked to my online store.
- to have links to a Web page or electronic document: The essay links to three of my published articles.
Origin of link1
Synonyms for link
Origin of link2
Examples from the Web for link
Authorities blame anarchists protesting a proposed high-speed rail line called TAV that will link Turin and Lyon, France.
The whys the wherefores, I think a lot of that is somehow a link from decoding texts, as they say in graduate school.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tickets go on sale to the public January 15; check back then for a link and an early peek at the inspiring lineup of speakers.
“Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband—until that story unwound,” she said.
Roy was a link to many big names in conservative media, counting Andrew Breitbart and Matt Drudge among his fans.
The whole chain of his circumstances can be no stronger than the link between him and her.A New Atmosphere|Gail Hamilton
Link a man to the pulpit, and he cannot proceed to any great lengths in profligate life.An History of Birmingham (1783)|William Hutton
Bricht ein Ring, so bricht die ganze Katte—A link broken, the whole chain broken.
Indeed, nothing can enter your present thinking which does not link itself to something in your past experience.The Mind and Its Education|George Herbert Betts
Link was ill enough to look at any time, with his sharp, freckled features and foxy eyes.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Word Origin for link
Word Origin for link
early 15c., "one of a series of rings or loops which form a chain; section of a cord," probably from Old Norse *hlenkr or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse hlekkr "link," Old Swedish lænker "chain, link," Norwegian lenke, Danish lænke), from Proto-Germanic *khlink- (cf. German lenken "to bend, turn, lead," gelenk "articulation, joint, link," Old English hlencan (plural) "armor"), from PIE root *kleng- "to bend, turn." Missing link between man and apes dates to 1880.
"torch," 1520s, of uncertain origin, possibly from Medieval Latin linchinus, from lichinus "wick," from Greek lykhnos "portable light, lamp."
"bind, fasten, to couple," late 14c., believed to be from link (n.), though it is attested earlier. Related: Linked; linking.