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Definition of Chain


  1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and transmission of mechanical power, etc.
  2. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.
  3. A series of things linked together; or a series of things connected and following each other in succession; as, a chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas.
  4. An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land.
  5. Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.
  6. The warp threads of a web.
  7. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.
  8. To keep in slavery; to enslave.
  9. To unite closely and strongly.
  10. To measure with the chain.
  11. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.

Chain Quotations

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
Wade Boggs

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. - Thomas Dekker
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Thomas Dekker

My mom worked at McDonald's, and she decided she wanted to make more money, so she got into the management program at McDonald's. And that's how you move up the chain. It's not by demanding that minimum wage is raised; it's by actually acquiring the skills. That's the way that people get ahead in life.
Raul Labrador

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever.
Muhammad Iqbal

The 2008 financial crisis is usually attributed to vampire squid greed. There was certainly a lot of that. But it was also just as likely to have been caused by the chaos of process created by those big, sexy bank mergers when, in the name of 'economies of scale,' critical members of the trust and responsibility chain were cavalierly eliminated.
Tina Brown
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Chain Translations

chain in Dutch is keten, ketting
chain in Finnish is ketju
chain in German is Kette, Kette, anketten
chain in Italian is catena
chain in Latin is catena
chain in Norwegian is kjede
chain in Portuguese is corrente
chain in Spanish is cadena
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