link
Pronunciation Noun

link (plural links)

  1. A connection between places, people, events, things, or ideas.
    The mayor’s assistant serves as the link to the media.
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  2. One element of a chain or other connected series.
    The third link of the silver chain needs to be resoldered.
    The weakest link.
  3. Abbreviation of hyperlink#English|hyperlink.
    The link on the page points to the sports scores.
  4. (computing) The connection between buses or systems.
    A by-N-link is composed of N lanes.
  5. (mathematics) A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.
  6. (Sussex) a thin wild bank of land splitting two cultivated patches and often linking two hills.
  7. (figurative) an individual person or element in a system
    • 2010, James O. Young, My Sheep Know My Voice: anointed poetry, AuthorHouse, page 32 ↗:
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    • 2010, William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler, Universal Principles of Design, RockPort, page 262 ↗:
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    • 2010, Stephen Fairweather, The Missing Book of Genesis, AuthorHouse, page 219 ↗:
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  8. Anything doubled and closed like a link of a chain.
    a link of horsehair
  9. A sausage that is not a patty.
  10. (kinematics) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, such as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.
  11. (engineering) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (in steam engines) 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.
  12. (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.
  13. (chemistry) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
  14. (plural) The windings of a river; the land along a winding stream.
    • 1822, Allan Cunningham, "The King of the Peak", in Traditional Tales of the English and Scottish Peasantry, v. 1, p. 222 ↗.
      'Dame Foljambe,' said the old man, 'the march of thy tale is like the course of the Wye, seventeen miles of links and windings down a fair valley five miles long. […] '
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link (links, present participle linking; past and past participle linked)

  1. (transitive) To connect two or more things.
    • 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.
  2. (intransitive, of a Web page) To contain a hyperlink to another page.
    My homepage links to my wife's.
  3. (transitive, Internet) To supply (somebody) with a hyperlink; to direct by means of a link.
    Haven't you seen his Web site? I'll link you to it.
  4. (transitive, Internet) To post a hyperlink to.
    Stop linking those unfunny comics all the time!
  5. (transitive) To demonstrate a correlation between two things.
  6. (compilation) To combine objects generated by a compiler into a single executable.
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link (plural links)

  1. (obsolete) A torch, used to light dark streets.
    • 1854, Dickens, Hard Times, Chapter 7:
      You were coming out of the Italian Opera, ma’am, in white satin and jewels, a blaze of splendour, when I hadn’t a penny to buy a link to light you.’
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link (links, present participle linking; past and past participle linked)

  1. (Scotland, intransitive) To skip or trip along smartly; to go quickly.

Link
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (rare) A male given name



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