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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