Chained
Chain Chain, v. t. [imp. p. p. {Chained} (ch[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chaining}.] 1. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog. [1913 Webster]

Chained behind the hostile car. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To keep in slavery; to enslave. [1913 Webster]

And which more blest? who chained his country, say Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To unite closely and strongly. [1913 Webster]

And in this vow do chain my soul to thine. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Surveying) To measure with the chain. [1913 Webster]

5. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Chained — can mean: attached with a chain restrained (literally or figuratively) by chains, for example by fetters linked sequentially, such as in daisy chaining Chained (1934 film), a 1934 MGM motion picture starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable Chained… …   Wikipedia

  • chained — adj. bound with chains; as, prisoners chained together to prevent escape. Syn: enchained, in chains(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chained — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: In goldenen Ketten Originaltitel: Chained Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1934 Länge: 77 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chained — [[t]tʃe͟ɪnd[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ to n (emphasis) If you say that someone is chained to a person or a situation, you are emphasizing that there are reasons why they cannot leave that person or situation, even though you think they might like to.… …   English dictionary

  • Chained — La Passagère (film, 1934) Pour les articles homonymes, voir La Passagère. La Passagère (Chained) est un film américain réalisé par Clarence Brown en 1934 Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche techni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chained — adjective a) bound with chains b) (of data items) linked in a chain …   Wiktionary

  • Chained — Her. Term used when a chain links two animals collars. [< OldFr. chaine < Lat. catena = chain] Cf. Catenae …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • chained — adj. restrained; connected, linked (related items) tʃeɪn n. series of metal rings which are linked together; mountain range; group of (stores, banks, etc.) under one management; device used to measure distances (made up of a series of links… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chained — echidna …   Anagrams dictionary

  • chained — adjective bound with chains enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones prisoners in chains • Syn: ↑enchained • Similar to: ↑bound …   Useful english dictionary

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