links

[ lingks ]
/ lɪŋks /

noun (used with a plural verb)

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Origin of links

before 1100; Middle English lynkys slopes, Old English hlincas, plural of hlinc rising ground, equivalent to hlin(ian) to lean1, bend (akin to Greek klī́nein to cause to slope) + -k suffix

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH links

links lynx

Definition for links (2 of 3)

link1
[ 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.
Computers.
  1. to create links in or to a Web page or electronic document: The page is linked to my online store.
  2. to have links to a Web page or electronic document: The essay links to three of my published articles.

Origin of link

1
1375–1425; late Middle English link(e) < Old Danish lænkia chain; cognate with Old Norse hlekkr link (plural, chain), Old English hlence coat of chain mail, akin to German Gelenk joint

synonym study for link

2. See bond1.

historical usage of link

7, 12b. See Internet.

OTHER WORDS FROM link

link·er, noun

Definition for links (3 of 3)

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 links (1 of 3)

links
/ (lɪŋks) /

pl n

  1. short for golf links
  2. (as modifier)a links course
mainly Scot undulating sandy ground near the shore

Word Origin for links

Old English hlincas plural of hlinc ridge

British Dictionary definitions for links (2 of 3)

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 links (3 of 3)

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 links

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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