surveyor's chain


noun

See under chain(def 8a).

Definition for surveyor's chain (2 of 2)

chain
[ cheyn ]
/ tʃeɪn /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to form or make a chain.

Origin of chain

1250–1300; Middle English chayne < Old French chaeine < Latin catēna fetter; see catena

SYNONYMS FOR chain

OTHER WORDS FROM chain

chain·less, adjectivechain·like, adjectivein·ter·chain, verb (used with object)un·chained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for surveyor's chain (1 of 3)

surveyor's chain

noun

a measuring chain 22 yards in length; Gunter's chainSee chain (def. 7)

British Dictionary definitions for surveyor's chain (2 of 3)

Chain
/ (tʃeɪn) /

noun

Sir Ernst Boris. 1906–79, British biochemist, born in Germany: purified and adapted penicillin for clinical use; with Fleming and Florey shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1945

British Dictionary definitions for surveyor's chain (3 of 3)

chain
/ (tʃeɪn) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for chain

C13: from Old French chaine, ultimately from Latin; see catena
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Medical definitions for surveyor's chain (1 of 2)

chain
[ chān ]

n.

A group of atoms covalently bonded in a spatial configuration like links in a chain.
A linear arrangement of living things such as cells or bacteria.

Medical definitions for surveyor's chain (2 of 2)

Chain
[ chān ]
Ernst Boris 1906-1979

German-born British biochemist. He shared a 1945 Nobel Prize for isolating and purifying penicillin, discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming.
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Scientific definitions for surveyor's chain

chain
[ chān ]

A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule.♦ In a straight chain, each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms.♦ In a branched chain, side groups are attached to the chain.♦ In a closed chain, the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
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Idioms and Phrases with surveyor's chain

chain

In addition to the idioms beginning with chain

  • chain reaction
  • chain smoker

also see:

  • ball and chain
  • pull someone's chain
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