link

1
[ lingk ]
/ lɪŋk /

noun

verb (used with or without object)

to join by or as if by a link or links; connect; unite (often followed by up): The new bridge will link the island to the mainland. The company will soon link up with a hotel chain.
Digital Technology. to create links in or have links to a web page or electronic document:The page is linked to my online store.The essay links to three of my published articles.

Origin of link

1
First recorded in1375–1425; late Middle English link(e), of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish lænker “chain”; cognate with Old Norse hlekkr “link” (plural, “chain”), from hlenkr (unattested); related to Old English hlence “coat of chain mail,” akin to German Gelenk “joint, link”

synonym study for link

2. See bond1.

historical usage of link

7, 12. See internet.

OTHER WORDS FROM link

linker, noun

Definition for link (2 of 2)

link2
[ lingk ]
/ lɪŋk /

noun

a torch, especially of tow and pitch.

Origin of link

2
1520–30; perhaps special use of link1; the torches so called may have been made of strands twisted together in chainlike form
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British Dictionary definitions for link (1 of 2)

link1
/ (lɪŋk) /

noun

verb

(often foll by up) to connect or be connected with or as if with links
(tr) to connect by association, etc

Derived forms of link

linkable, adjective

Word Origin for link

C14: from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hlekkr link

British Dictionary definitions for link (2 of 2)

link2
/ (lɪŋk) /

noun

(formerly) a torch used to light dark streets

Word Origin for link

C16: perhaps from Latin lychnus, from Greek lukhnos lamp
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Scientific definitions for link

link
[ lĭngk ]

A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a webpage or other hypertext documents or between webpages or other hypertext documents.
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