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link 1

 (lĭngk)
n.
1. One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
2.
a. A unit in a connected series of units: links of sausage; one link in a molecular chain.
b. A unit in a transportation or communications system.
c. A connecting element; a tie or bond: grandparents, our link with the past.
3.
a. An association; a relationship: The Alumnae Association is my link to the school's present administration.
b. A causal, parallel, or reciprocal relationship; a correlation: Researchers have detected a link between smoking and heart disease.
4. A cufflink.
5. A unit of length used in surveying, equal to 0.01 chain, 7.92 inches, or about 20.12 centimeters.
6. A rod or lever transmitting motion in a machine.
7. Computers A graphical item or segment of text in a webpage or other electronic document that, when clicked, causes another webpage or section of the same webpage to be displayed: That newspaper's homepage includes links to numerous government resources. Also called hotlink, hyperlink.
v. linked, link·ing, links
v.tr.
1.
a. To put together physically, as with links: linked the rings to form a chain.
b. To connect, relate, or associate: linked the suspect to the crime. See Synonyms at join.
2. Computers
a. To make or have a link to (another webpage or electronic document): The blog links important news stories from across the web.
b. To make a link in (a webpage or electronic document): The teacher linked the class website to an online map.
v.intr.
1.
a. To be or become joined together physically: The molecules linked to form a polymer.
b. To be or become connected, related, or associated: Their business has linked up with ours.
2. Computers
a. To make or have a link to a webpage or electronic document: The shocking news story was linked to by many blogs. The article linked to photos of the damage.
b. To follow a link in a webpage or electronic document: With a click of the mouse, I linked to the museum's website.

[Middle English linke, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hlekkr, *hlenkr, from *hlenkr.]

link′er n.

link 2

 (lĭngk)
n.
A torch formerly used for lighting one's way in the streets.

[Possibly from Medieval Latin linchinus, lichnus, candle, from Latin lychnus, from Greek lukhnos, lamp; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

link

(lɪŋk)
n
1. any of the separate rings, loops, or pieces that connect or make up a chain
2. something that resembles such a ring, loop, or piece
3. a road, rail, air, or sea connection, as between two main routes
4. a connecting part or episode
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a connecting piece in a mechanism, often having pivoted ends
6. (Telecommunications) Also called: radio link a system of transmitters and receivers that connect two locations by means of radio and television signals
7. (Units) a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a chain. 1 link of a Gunter's chain is equal to 7.92 inches, and of an engineer's chain to 1 foot
8. (Telecommunications) computing short for hyperlink
9. weak link an unreliable person or thing within an organization or system
vb
10. (often foll by up) to connect or be connected with or as if with links
11. (tr) to connect by association, etc
[C14: from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hlekkr link]
ˈlinkable adj

link

(lɪŋk)
n
(formerly) a torch used to light dark streets
[C16: perhaps from Latin lychnus, from Greek lukhnos lamp]

link1

(lɪŋk)
n.
1. one of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed.
2. anything serving to connect one part or thing with another; a bond or tie: The locket was a link with the past.
3. a unit in a communications system, as a radio relay station.
4. any of a number of connected sausages.
6. a ring, loop, or the like.
7. Computers. an object, as text or graphics, linked through hypertext to a document, another object, etc.
8.
a. (in a surveyor's chain) a unit of length equal to 7.92 inches (20.12 centimeters).
b. one of 100 rods or loops of equal length forming a surveyor's or engineer's chain.
10. a rigid, movable piece or rod, connected with other parts by means of pivots or the like, for the purpose of transmitting motion.
v.t., v.i.
11. to join by or as if by a link or links; unite (often fol. by up): The new bridge will link the island to the mainland. The company will soon link up with a hotel chain.
[1375–1425; late Middle English link(e) < early Dan lænkia chain, c. Old Norse hlekkr link (pl., chain)]
link′er, n.

link2

(lɪŋk)

n.
a torch, esp. of tow and pitch.
[1520–30]

link

1. In communications, a general term used to indicate the existence of communications facilities between two points.
2. A maritime route, other than a coastal or transit route, which links any two or more routes.

link


Past participle: linked
Gerund: linking

Imperative
link
link
Present
I link
you link
he/she/it links
we link
you link
they link
Preterite
I linked
you linked
he/she/it linked
we linked
you linked
they linked
Present Continuous
I am linking
you are linking
he/she/it is linking
we are linking
you are linking
they are linking
Present Perfect
I have linked
you have linked
he/she/it has linked
we have linked
you have linked
they have linked
Past Continuous
I was linking
you were linking
he/she/it was linking
we were linking
you were linking
they were linking
Past Perfect
I had linked
you had linked
he/she/it had linked
we had linked
you had linked
they had linked
Future
I will link
you will link
he/she/it will link
we will link
you will link
they will link
Future Perfect
I will have linked
you will have linked
he/she/it will have linked
we will have linked
you will have linked
they will have linked
Future Continuous
I will be linking
you will be linking
he/she/it will be linking
we will be linking
you will be linking
they will be linking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been linking
you have been linking
he/she/it has been linking
we have been linking
you have been linking
they have been linking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been linking
you will have been linking
he/she/it will have been linking
we will have been linking
you will have been linking
they will have been linking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been linking
you had been linking
he/she/it had been linking
we had been linking
you had been linking
they had been linking
Conditional
I would link
you would link
he/she/it would link
we would link
you would link
they would link
Past Conditional
I would have linked
you would have linked
he/she/it would have linked
we would have linked
you would have linked
they would have linked

Link

A unit of length, being one link of a surveyor’s chain, or 7.92 inches (0.66 feet).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.link - the means of connection between things linked in serieslink - the means of connection between things linked in series
linkage - an associative relation
2.link - a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
nosepiece, bridge - the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
3.link - the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
contact - the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"
concatenation - the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series
interconnectedness, interconnection - a state of being connected reciprocally; "an interconnection between the two buildings"
coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness - the state of cohering or sticking together
4.link - a connecting shape
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
node - a connecting point at which several lines come together
join, articulation, joint, junction, juncture - the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
5.link - a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
chain - a unit of length
6.link - (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
computer programing, computer programming, programing, programming - creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something
program line, instruction, statement, command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
hyperlink - a link from a hypertext file to another location or file; typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or icon at a particular location on the screen
7.link - a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
communication channel, channel, line - (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
8.link - a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
communication system - a system for communicating
walkie-talkie, walky-talky - small portable radio link (receiver and transmitter)
9.link - an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
Verb1.link - make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
remember - exercise, or have the power of, memory; "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
interrelate - place into a mutual relationship; "I cannot interrelate these two events"
correlate - bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation; "I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"
identify - conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
free-associate - associate freely; "Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"
have in mind, think of, mean - intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
2.link - connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
ground - connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
attach - cause to be attached
daisy-chain - connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer
tie - unite musical notes by a tie
interconnect, interlink - cause to be interconnected or interwoven
tee - connect with a tee; "tee two pipes"
put through - connect by telephone; "the operator put a call through to Rio"
hitch - connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"
hang together, interdepend - be connected; "In my heart I can make the world hang together"
bridge, bridge over - connect or reduce the distance between
3.link - be or become joined or united or linkedlink - be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
syndicate - join together into a syndicate; "The banks syndicated"
articulate - unite by forming a joint or joints; "the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"
complect, interconnect, interlink - be interwoven or interconnected; "The bones are interconnected via the muscle"
4.link - link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
attach - cause to be attached

link

noun
1. connection, relationship, association, tie-up, affinity, affiliation, vinculum the link between smoking and lung cancer
2. relationship, association, tie, bond, connection, attachment, liaison, affinity, affiliation They hope to cement close links with Moscow.
3. joint, knot The metal links had to be sewn to the garment loop ring.
4. component, part, piece, division, element, constituent Seafood is the first link in a chain of contaminations.
verb
1. associate, relate, identify, connect, bracket Liver cancer is linked to the hepatitis B virus.
2. connect, join, unite, couple, tie, bind, attach, fasten, yoke the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France
connect separate, split, divide, detach, sever, disconnect, sunder

link

noun
1. That which unites or binds:
2. A logical or natural association between two or more things:
Informal: hookup.
verb
1. To unite or be united in a relationship:
2. To bring or come together into a united whole:
3. To come or bring together in one's mind or imagination:
Translations
حَلَقَهحَلَقَه إتِّصالرابطرَابِطَةٌروابط
článekspojeníspojitspojitostspojovat
forbindelseledlinksammenkædeforbinde
linkkiyhdistääyhteys
povezatipoveznica
láncszemösszekötő kapocs
pranala
hlekkurhlekkur, tengiliîurtengja
つなぐリンク
관련관련되다
grandissąsaja
ķēdes posmssaiknesaistītsaistītiessaite
hyperlinklegătură
spájací článok
členpovezatipovezava
länklänkaanknytninghyperlänk
เชื่อมโยงความเชื่อมโยง
kết nốisự kết nối

link

[lɪŋk]
A. N
1. [of chain] → eslabón m
the last link in the chain (fig) → el último eslabón en la cadena
the missing link (fig) → el eslabón perdido
weak link (fig) → punto m débil
2. (= connection) → relación f, conexión f
the link between smoking and lung cancerla relación or conexión entre el tabaco y el cáncer de pulmón
3. (= tie, association) → vínculo m, lazo m
cultural linksvínculos mpl or lazos mpl culturales
to have links with sth/sbtener vínculos or lazos con algo/algn
we now have closer links with overseas universitiesahora tenemos vínculos or lazos más estrechos con universidades extranjeras
the district has strong links with Charles Dickensla región está muy vinculada a Charles Dickens
trade linksvínculos mpl or lazos mpl comerciales
4. (Travel) → enlace m, conexión f
rail/air/road linksenlaces mpl ferroviarios/aéreos/por carretera, conexiones fpl ferroviarias/aéreas/por carretera
5. (Telec, TV, Rad) radio/telephone/satellite linkconexión f radiofónica/telefónica/vía satélite
6. (Internet) → enlace m
see also links
B. VT
1. (= join, connect) [+ parts, units] → unir (to a) → conectar (to con) [+ computers] → conectar (to con) [+ towns, buildings] → comunicar, conectar
the Channel Tunnel links Britain and Franceel túnel del Canal de la Mancha comunica or conecta Gran Bretaña con Francia, el túnel del Canal de la Mancha une a Gran Bretaña y Francia
to link armstomarse del brazo, cogerse del brazo (Sp)
to be linked into a system (Comput) → estar conectado a un sistema
to link two machines togetherconectar dos máquinas
2. (= relate) → relacionar
the evidence linking smoking with early deathlas pruebas que relacionan or que establecen una relación entre el tabaco y las muertes prematuras
there is evidence linking the group to a series of terrorist attackshay pruebas que implican al grupo en una serie de atentados terroristas
C. VI
1.
to link together [parts, components] → encajar
2.
to link into sth (Comput) → conectar con algo
link up
A. VI + ADV [people] → unirse; [companies] → unir fuerzas; [spacecraft] → acoplarse; [railway lines, roads] → empalmar
this links up with another problemesto tiene relación con otro problema
to link up with sbjuntarse a algn
we are linking up with another firm for this projectvamos a unir fuerzas con otra empresa para llevar a cabo este proyecto
B. VT + ADVconectar
to link sth up to sthconectar algo a algo

link

[ˈlɪŋk]
n
[a chain] → maillon m
(= connection) → lien m
the link between smoking and cancer → le lien entre le tabagisme et le cancer
the close link between → le lien étroit entre
We now have closer links with overseas universities → Nous avons maintenant des liens plus étroits avec les universités étrangères.
a telephone link → une liaison téléphonique
A telephone link between Washington and Moscow was established → Une liaison téléphonique entre Washington et Moscou fut établie. rail link
(to website)lien m
vt
[+ places] → relier
a scheme to link Irish and British schools
BUT un projet visant à jumeler les écoles irlandaises et britanniques.
Efforts are underway to link Irish and British schools through the Internet
BUT Des efforts sont en cours afin d'interconnecter les écoles irlandaises et britanniques grâce à Internet.
to link sth with [+ place, area] → relier qch à
the road which links the capital with the coast → la route qui relie la capitale à la côte
[+ buses, trains] → interconnecter
(causally)lier
the evidence linking smoking with early death → les preuves liant le tabagisme à une mort prématurée
[+ person] to link sb with sb → associer qn à qn
to link arms → se donner le bras
She linked her arm through his
BUT Elle passa son bras dans le sien.
to link hands → se donner la main
The teacher asked the children to form a circle and link hands → L'instituteur demanda aux enfants de se mettre en cercle et de se donner la main.
link up
vt seprelier
vise rejoindre
to link up with sb → rejoindre qn

link

n
(of chain, fig) → Glied nt; (person) → Verbindungsmann m/-frau f, → Bindeglied nt
(= connection)Verbindung f; (Comput) → Link m, → Verknüpfung f; a new rail link for the villageeine neue Zug- or Bahnverbindung zum Dorf; photographs give you a link with the pastFotos verbinden einen mit der Vergangenheit; cultural linkskulturelle Beziehungen pl; this is the first cultural link between our two countriesdas ist der Anfang der kulturellen Beziehungen zwischen unseren beiden Ländern; the strong links between Britain and Australiadie starken Bindungen or engen Beziehungen zwischen Großbritannien und Australien; are there any links between the two phenomena?besteht zwischen diesen beiden Phänomenen ein Zusammenhang or eine Beziehung or eine Verbindung?
(Measure) → Link nt
vtverbinden; spaceships alsoaneinanderkoppeln; to link armssich unterhaken (with bei); the police linked armsdie Polizisten bildeten einen Kordon; we are linked by telephone to …wir sind telefonisch verbunden mit …; the two companies are now linkeddie beiden Firmen haben sich zusammengeschlossen; do you think these two murders are linked?glauben Sie, dass zwischen den beiden Morden eine Verbindung besteht?; police are not linking him with the crimedie Polizei bringt ihn nicht mit dem Verbrechen in Verbindung; success in business is closely linked with self-confidenceErfolg im Beruf hängt eng mit Selbstvertrauen zusammen; his name has been linked with several famous womensein Name ist mit mehreren berühmten Frauen in Verbindung gebracht worden
vi to link (together) (parts of story)sich zusammenfügen lassen; (parts of machine)verbunden werden; (railway lines)sich vereinigen, zusammenlaufen

link

[lɪŋk]
1. n (of chain) → anello (fig) (connection) → legame m, collegamento, rapporto
cultural links → rapporti culturali
rail link → collegamento ferroviario
see also links
2. vt (also) (fig) → collegare, congiungere, unire
to link arms with sb → prendere sottobraccio qn
link up
1. vi + adv (people, meet) → ritrovarsi, riunirsi; (join) → unirsi, associarsi; (spaceships) → agganciarsi; (railway lines, roads) → congiungersi
2. vtcollegare, unire

link

(liŋk) noun
1. a ring of a chain. There was a worn link in the chain and it broke; an important link in the chain of the evidence.
2. anything connecting two things. His job was to act as a link between the government and the press.
verb
to connect as by a link. The new train service links the suburbs with the heart of the city.
link up to join or be joined closely or by a link: An electrician called to link up our house to the mains electricity supply (noun ˈlink-up)

link

رَابِطَةٌ, يَرْتَبِطُ spojit, spojitost forbindelse, sammenkæde Glied, verketten κρίκος, συνδέω eslabón, vincular, vínculo linkki, yhdistää lien, lier povezati, poveznica collegamento, collegare つなぐ, 輪 관련, 관련되다 koppelen, link knytte sammen, lenke łącze, połączyć conectar, elo связь, соединять länk, länka เชื่อมโยง, ความเชื่อมโยง birleştirmek, halka kết nối, sự kết nối 连结, 链环

link

n. eslabón, vínculo.
References in classic literature ?
The sun was striking in at the great windows of the court, through the glittering drops of rain upon the glass, and it made a broad shaft of light between the two-and-thirty and the Judge, linking both together, and perhaps reminding some among the audience, how both were passing on, with absolute equality, to the greater Judgment that knoweth all things and cannot err.
Thus the Iliad is one by the linking together of parts, the definition of man by the unity of the thing signified.
George was forced to soothe himself with linking Friars Pardon to the telegraph system of Great Britain by telephone--three-quarters of a mile of poles, put in by Whybarne and a few friends.
But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
As yet the forces, from whose linking the lightning springs, were held apart, and the silence of nature proclaimed the calm before the storm.

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