- (of a gene) exhibiting linkage.
Origin of linked
- one of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed.
- anything serving to connect one part or thing with another; a bond or tie: The locket was a link with the past.
- a unit in a communications system, as a radio relay station or a television booster station.
- any of a series of sausages in a chain.
- a cuff link.
- a ring, loop, or the like: a link of hair.
- Computers. an object, as text or graphics, linked through hypertext to a document, another object, etc.
- Surveying, Civil Engineering.
- (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.
- Chemistry. bond1(def 15).
- Machinery. a rigid, movable piece or rod, connected with other parts by means of pivots or the like, for the purpose of transmitting motion.
- 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.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for linked
Disordered eating is also linked to higher rates of depression and anxiety, both in the present and in the future.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
But most likely it was linked to the way priests identify with the poor in the face of government and criminal abuses.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
Apart from the video, the Saraya Al-Khorasani group has made no official declaration that it is linked to Taghavi.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
Mistletoes on mesquite trees in central Mexico have been linked to a greater abundance of tropical bird species.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants
December 21, 2014
So Rhoxane could be the “queen” that local nomenclature has linked to the site.Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb—or His Wife’s?
December 12, 2014
"This is what I call a rescue," whispered Yates to his linked companion.In the Midst of Alarms
They were as if linked together, parted merely by the narrowest of passages.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The problems of love are linked on to the needs of the race.
The problems of our individual loves are linked on to the racial life.
He traced it all to Emilio, and was hot with a curiosity that was linked closely with his passion.A Spirit in Prison
- any of the separate rings, loops, or pieces that connect or make up a chain
- something that resembles such a ring, loop, or piece
- a road, rail, air, or sea connection, as between two main routes
- a connecting part or episode
- a connecting piece in a mechanism, often having pivoted ends
- Also called: radio link a system of transmitters and receivers that connect two locations by means of radio and television signals
- a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a chain. 1 link of a Gunter's chain is equal to 7.92 inches, and of an engineer's chain to 1 foot
- computing short for hyperlink
- weak link an unreliable person or thing within an organization or system
- (often foll by up) to connect or be connected with or as if with links
- (tr) to connect by association, etc
- (formerly) a torch used to light dark streets
Word Origin and History for linked
"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.
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.
- Exhibiting linkage.
- 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.