noun (used with a plural verb)
- linking r,
- linking verb,
Origin of links
- (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
Origin of link2
Examples from the Web for links
At that time, pre -9/11, the links were more subtle and had to be hunted down.
I answered that I had gone and talked to many members of law enforcement who through their investigations understood these links.
The Egyptian government claims the group has links with the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.ISIS Wannabes Claim They Killed an American in Egypt|Jamie Dettmer|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither Iran nor Hezbollah has confirmed these links, but the rhetoric and campaign style of the Houthis mirrors that of both.
Although bats may have creeped us out for centuries, their links to emerging infectious diseases are much more recent.
A wandering wind came sighing past my ears one night upon the Links at Herion, burdened with this story it had to tell.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The methods employed to break these links are simple; the carrying out of the methods is oftentimes very difficult.On the Fringe of the Great Fight|George G. Nasmith
Then, to hide his confusion he said to his guest: "What do you think of our links here, Mr. Clemens?"Toaster's Handbook|Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
The six links of the chain brought by Don Diego were then compared with the larger fragment, and found to correspond exactly.The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes|Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
All the details had been carefully arranged, and trusty "links" appointed to perform the heavy work.Outward Bound|Oliver Optic
- short for golf links
- (as modifier)a links course
Word Origin for links
Word Origin for link
Word Origin for link
"undulating sandy ground," 1728, from Scottish/Northumbrian link "sandy, rolling ground near seashore," from Old English hlinc "rising ground, ridge;" perhaps from the same Proto-Germanic root as lean (v.). This type of landscape in Scotland was where golf first was played; the word has been part of the names of golf courses since at least 1728.
"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.