link1 [lingk] /lɪŋk/ Show IPA
one of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed.
anything serving to connect one part or thing with another; a bond or tie:
The locket was a link with the past.
a unit in a communications system, as a radio relay station or a television booster station.
any of a series of sausages in a chain.
a ring, loop, or the like:
a link of hair.
Computers. an object, as text or graphics, linked through hypertext to a document, another object, etc.
Surveying, Civil Engineering
(in a surveyor's chain) a unit of length equal to 7.92 inches (20.12 centimeters).
one of 100 rods or loops of equal length forming a surveyor's or engineer's chain.
Machinery. a rigid, movable piece or rod, connected with other parts by means of pivots or the like, for the purpose of transmitting motion.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to join by or as if by a link or links; connect; unite (often followed 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) < Old Danish lænkia chain; cognate with Old Norse hlekkr link (plural, chain), Old English hlence coat of chain mail, akin to German Gelenk joint
2. connection, connective, copula. 10. bond, league, conjoin, fasten, bind, tie, pin.