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Definition of Link

Link

  1. A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
  2. A single ring or division of a chain.
  3. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.
  4. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 link motion.
  7. 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.
  8. A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
  9. Sausages; -- because linked together.
  10. To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.
  11. To be connected.
  12. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.
  13. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; -- usually in pl.
  14. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.
  15. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played.

Link Quotations

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. - Alex Haley
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Alex Haley

The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone.
Steve Jobs

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man. - Marcel Marceau
To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
Marcel Marceau

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
William James
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Link Translations

link in Afrikaans is skakel
link in Dutch is monteren, zetten
link in Finnish is asentaa
link in French is liaison, lien
link in German is binden, binden, verbinden, Bindeglied
link in Italian is copulare, legamento, attaccare
link in Norwegian is ledd, forbinde, forbindelse, lenke

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