American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
- n. A unit in a connected series of units: links of sausage; one link in a molecular chain.
- n. A unit in a transportation or communications system.
- n. A connecting element; a tie or bond: grandparents, our link with the past.
- n. An association; a relationship: The Alumnae Association is my link to the school's present administration.
- n. A causal, parallel, or reciprocal relationship; a correlation: Researchers have detected a link between smoking and heart disease.
- n. A cuff link.
- n. A unit of length used in surveying, equal to 0.01 chain, 7.92 inches, or about 20.12 centimeters.
- n. A rod or lever transmitting motion in a machine.
- n. Computer Science A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a hypertext document or between files or hypertext documents. Also called hotlink, hyperlink.
- v. To connect with or as if with a link: linked the rings to form a chain. See Synonyms at join.
- v. Computer Science To make a hypertext link in: linked her webpage to her employer's homepage.
- v. To become connected with or as if with a link: The molecules linked to form a polymer.
- v. Computer Science To follow a hypertext link: With a click of the mouse, I linked to the company's website.
- n. A torch formerly used for lighting one's way in the streets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed. In ornamental chain-making, any member of the chain, of whatever form, as a plaque, a bead, etc., is called a link.
- n. Anything doubled and closed together like a ring or division of a chain.
- n. Anything which serves to connect one thing or one part of a thing with another; any constituent part of a connected series.
- n. A division, forming the hundredth part, of the chain used in surveying and for other measurement. In Gunter's chain of 66 feet the link is 7.92 inches. The chain of 100 feet, with link of a foot, is used in the United States exclusively in engineering work, and often in surveying.
- n. One of the divisions of a sausage made in a continuous chain.
- n. Any rigid movable piece connected with other pieces, generally themselves movable, by means of interlinked open ends or pivots about which it can turn.
- n. In a steam-engine, the link-motion.
- n. In zoology, specifically, an unknown hypothetical form of animal life in any evolutionary chain or series, assumed to have existed at some time and thus to have been the connecting-link between some known forms; especially, an anthropomorphic animal supposed to have been derived from some simian and to have been the immediate ancestral stock of the human race; hence, humorously, an ape or monkey taken as itself the connectinglink for which Darwinians seek. See Alalus.
- To unite or connect by or as if by a link or links; unite by something intervening; unite in any way; couple; join.
- To be or become connected; be joined in marriage; ally one's self; form a union.
- n. A crook or winding of a river; the ground lying along such a winding: as, the links of the Forth.
- n. plural A stretch of flat or slightly undulating ground on the sea-shore, often in part sandy and covered with bent-grass, furze, etc., and sometimes with a good sward, on part of it at least.
- n. plural The ground on which golf is played.
- n. A torch made of tow or hards, etc., and pitch, carried for lighting the streets, formerly common in Great Britain, and still used in London in fogs.
- To burn or give light.
- To go smartly; trip along; do anything smartly and quickly.
- n. In mathematics:
- n. A piece of a straight line joining two given points.
- n. A double tangent.
- n. In music, a connecting passage of one or more measures, intervening between two well-defined sections or phrases.
- To join or connect with other parts of the same or similar systems: as, in topography, to connect two isolated surveys or systems of points and geometrical lines, with one another, by joining one point in each of the two systems by a line of measured length and direction.
- n. plural The ground on which golf is played.
- n. obsolete A torch, used to light dark streets.
- v. Scotland To skip or trip along smartly.
- n. A connection between places, persons, events, or things.
- n. One element of a chain or other connected series.
- n. Abbreviation of hyperlink.
- n. computing The connection between buses or systems.
- n. mathematics A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.
- n. Sussex a thin wild bank of land splitting two cultivated patches and often linking two hills.
- v. transitive To connect two or more things.
- v. intransitive, of a Web page To contain a hyperlink to another page.
- v. transitive, Internet To supply (somebody) with a hyperlink; to direct by means of a link.
- v. transitive, Internet To post a hyperlink to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
- n. A single ring or division of a chain.
- n. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.
- n. Anything doubled and closed like a link.
- n. (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.
- n. (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
- n. (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.
- n. (Chem.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
- n. colloq. Sausages; -- because linked together.
- n. Scot. & Prov. Eng. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.
- n. Scot. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; -- usually in pl.
- n. Scot. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.
- n. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played; a golf course.
- v. To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.
- v. To be connected.
- n. a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
- v. be or become joined or united or linked
- v. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
- v. make a logical or causal connection
- n. a fastener that serves to join or connect
- v. link with or as with a yoke
- n. (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
- n. a connecting shape
- n. the state of being connected
- n. a channel for communication between groups
- n. a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
- n. an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
- n. the means of connection between things linked in series
- From Old English linke probably from Old Norse *hlenkr, from Proto-Germanic. Used in English since the 14th century. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English linke, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hlekkr, *hlenkr, from *hlenkr.Possibly from Medieval Latin linchinus, lichnus, candle, from Latin lychnus, from Greek lukhnos, lamp; see leuk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Check for any external [link] Commands, if they exist trim them out and activate the 'Jump to Link' button (run, % link%)”
“Check for any external [link] Commands, if they exist trim them out and activate the 'Jump to Link' button (run, \% link\%)”
“For a link command, you need to use +link: www. domain.com / filename and for a linkdomain command, you need to use +linkdomain: www. domain.com.”
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“+ Click on the title link - document opens in Scribd - a bit small to read but you can toggle for full screen.”
“The term link is surely clear, and economy sounds clear to me also.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘link’.
Use these and get promoted
Good for poetry, or just artistic on their own.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
The bang, the cannonade,
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Buzzwords of our time
Words with definitions that have a "hence" in them.
I couldn't delete this list, so let's turn it into a stuffie of sorts. I'm thinking of idioms that include the word dead.
Words that form common phrases (or compound words) when followed by the word "up", and also when followed by the word "down".
For example, "show" forms "show up" and "showdown".
Stuff that's dead.
Looking for tweets for link.