• Link Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To be connected.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) Sausages; -- because linked together.
- (n.) Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.
- (n.) The length of one joint of Gunters chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.
- (n.) A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
- (n.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
- (v. t.) To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.
- (n.) A single ring or division of a chain.
- (n.) Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.
- (n.) A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; -- usually in pl.
- (n.) Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played.
- (n.) Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.
- (n.) A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.
• Linkman Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A boy or man that carried a link or torch to light passengers.