Definition of Chain:

  1. A connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects and pulling or supporting loads.

  2. A sequence of items of the same type forming a line.

  3. Linear unit of land equal to 66 feet, 20.12 meters, or 4 rods. It is subdivided into 100 links. Also called Gunters, imperial, or surveyors chain to distinguish it from engineers chain which is 100 feet long.

  4. A jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods.

  5. Fasten or secure with a chain.

  6. A structure of planks projecting horizontally from a sailing ships sides abreast of the masts, used to widen the basis for the shrouds.

Synonyms of Chain

Alps, Andes, Caucasus, Himalayas, Indian file, Kekule formula, Oregon boat, Rockies, Accouple, Accumulate, Accumulative, Additive, Additory, Agglutinate, Alps on alps, Alternation, Amass, Anchor, Andiron, Anklet, Armlet, Armory, Array, Arrest, Articulate, Articulation, Assemble, Associate, Atomic cluster, Badge, Badge of office, Badges, Band, Bandage, Bangle, Bank, Baton, Batten, Batten down, Be continuous, Beads, Bearing rein, Belay, Belt, Bend, Benzene ring, Bijou, Bilbo, Bind, Bind up, Bit, Blazonry, Bond, Bonds, Brace, Bracelet, Bracket, Brake, Branched chain, Brassard, Breastpin, Bridge, Bridge over, Bridle, Brooch, Bundle, Button, Buzz, Camisole, Cap and gown, Cartel, Catena, Catenate, Catenation, Cement, Chain of office, Chain reaction, Chaining, Chains, Chaplet, Charm, Chatelaine, Check, Checkrein, Chock, Cinch, Circle, Clap together, Class ring, Cliched, Clog, Closed chain, Coal tongs, Cockade, Collar, Collect, Combination, Combine, Commonplace, Compound radical, Comprise, Concatenate, Concatenation, Confine, Confinement, Conglobulate, Conglomerate, Conjoin, Conjugate, Connect, Connect up, Connection, Consecution, Continuate, Continue, Continuum, Control, Copulate, Cordillera, Coronet, Countercheck, Couple, Course, Cover, Crane, Crook, Cross, Crown, Cuffs, Curb, Curb bit, Cycle, Damper, Decoration, Descent, Diadem, Do up, Doorstop, Drag, Drag sail, Dress, Drift anchor, Drift sail, Drogue, Drone, Eagle, Earring, Emblems, Embrace, Enchain, Encompass, Endless belt, Endless round, Ensigns, Entrammel, Fasces, Fasten, Fasten down, Fetter, Fetters, Figurehead, File, Filiation, Fire hook, Fire tongs, Firedog, Fleur-de-lis, Fob, Form a series, Gag, Gamut, Gather, Gem, Gird, Girdle, Girt, Girth, Glue, Gradation, Grate, Grating, Grid, Griddle, Gridiron, Grill, Griller, Group, Gyve, Gyves, Hackneyed, Halter, Hammer and sickle, Hamper, Handcuff, Handcuffs, Heraldry, Heterocycle, Hobble, Hobbles, Hog-tie, Holdback, Homocycle, Hopple, Hopples, Hum, Include, Insignia, Irons, Jewel, Join, Knot, Lace, Lapel pin, Lash, Lattice, Lay together, Leading strings, League, Leash, Lifter, Limit, Line, Lineage, Link, Livery, Locket, Lump together, Mace, Maintain continuity, Make fast, Make secure, Make sure, Manacle, Mantle, Markings, Marry, Marshal, Martingale, Mass, Massif, Medal, Merge, Mobilize, Molecule, Monotone, Moor, Mortarboard, Mountain range, Muzzle, Necklace, Nexus, Nose ring, Old hat, Old school tie, Order, Pair, Peg down, Pelham, Pendulum, Periodicity, Picket, Piece together, Pillory, Pin, Pin down, Pinion, Plenum, Poker, Pool, Pothook, Powder train, Precious stone, Progression, Put in irons, Put together, Queue, Radical, Range, Rank, Recurrence, Regalia, Reins, Restrain, Restraint, Restraints, Restrict, Reticulation, Rhinestone, Ring, Roll into one, Rope, Rose, Rotation, Round, Routine, Row, Run, Run on, Salamander, Scale, School ring, Scotch, Sea anchor, Secure, Sequence, Series, Set, Shackle, Shamrock, Shopworn, Side chain, Sierra, Sigillography, Simple radical, Single file, Skull and crossbones, Snaffle, Solder, Space-lattice, Span, Spectrum, Sphragistics, Spit, Splice, Spoke, Staff, Stale, Stay, Stereotyped, Stick together, Stickpin, Stocks, Stone, Stop, Straight chain, Straightjacket, Strait-waistcoat, Straitjacket, Stranglehold, Strap, String, String together, Succession, Summative, Swaddle, Swastika, Swath, Swathe, Take in, Tape, Tartan, Tether, Thistle, Thread, Tiara, Tie, Tie down, Tie up, Tier, Tongs, Torque, Train, Trammel, Trammels, Tripod, Trivet, Truss, Trust, Turnspit, Twice-told, Uniform, Unify, Unite, Verge, Wampum, Wand, Weld, Windrow, Wire, Wrap, Wrap up, Wristband, Wristlet, Yoke, Series, Succession, String, Sequence, Train, Trail, Run, Pattern, Progression, Course, Set, Line, Row, Concatenation, Tie, Secure, Fasten, Tether, Hitch, Bind, Rope, Moor, Fetters, Shackles, Bonds, Irons, Leg irons, Manacles, Handcuffs

How to use Chain in a sentence?

  1. There was also in evidence picket poles, rods, chains and all the instrumental paraphernalia of field work.
  2. He slid the bolts on the front door and put the safety chain across.
  3. He kept the chain of buckets supplied with water.
  4. She was accidentally rammed by HMS Warrior in thick weather in the winter of 1867, losing boats, chains, shrouds and back stays.
  5. She chained her bicycle to the railing.

Meaning of Chain & Chain Definition