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Definition of LINK

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Link \Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), n. [See {Linch}.]
     1. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     2. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; -- usually in pl. [Scot.]

              The windings or "links" of the Forth above and below Stirling are extremely tortuous.      --Encyc. Brit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     3. pl. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc. [Scot.]

              Golf may be played on any park or common, but its original home is the "links" or common land which is found by the seashore, where the short close tuft, the sandy subsoil, and the many natural obstacles in the shape of bents, whins, sand holes, and banks, supply the conditions which are essential to the proper pursuit of the game.           --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     4. pl. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played; a golf course. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Link \Link\, n. [OE. linke, AS. hlence; akin to Sw. l[aum]nk ring of a chain, Dan. l[ae]nke chain, Icel. hlekkr; cf. G. gelenk joint, link, ring of a chain, lenken to bend.]
     1. A single ring or division of a chain.
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     2. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond. "Links of iron." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The link of brotherhood, by which
              One common Maker bound me to the kind. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

              And so by double links enchained themselves in lover's life.                         --Gascoigne. [1913 Webster]

     3. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Kinematics) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Mach.) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Surveying) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. {Chain}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Chem.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction. [1913 Webster]

     8. pl. Sausages; -- because linked together. [Colloq.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Link \Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), n. [Prob. corrupted from lint and this for lunt a torch, match, D. lont match; akin to G. lunte, cf. MHG. l["u]nden to burn. Cf. {Lunt}, {Linstock}.] A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Link \Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Linked} (l[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Linking}.] To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple. [1913 Webster]

           All the tribes and nations that composed it [the Roman Empire] were linked together, not only by the same laws and the same government, but by all the facilities of commodious intercourse, and of frequent communication.
                                                    --Eustace. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Link \Link\, v. i.
     To be connected.
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           No one generation could link with the other. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

245 Moby Thesaurus words for "link":
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