Fasten+with+a+chain

  • 1 chain — I. n. 1. Fetter, manacle, shackle, bond. 2. Connected series, succession, congeries. II. v. a. 1. Fasten with a chain. 2. Confine, restrain, fetter, shackle, trammel. 3. Enslave, hold in bondage …

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  • 2 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 chain — ► NOUN 1) a connected series of metal links used for fastening or pulling, or as jewellery. 2) a connected series, set, or sequence. 3) a part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms bonded together in a series. 4) a measure of length equal …

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  • 4 chain — chainless, adj. chainlike, adj. /chayn/, n. 1. a series of objects connected one after the other, usually in the form of a series of metal rings passing through one another, used either for various purposes requiring a flexible tie with high… …

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  • 5 chain*/*/ — [tʃeɪn] noun I 1) [C/U] a series of metal rings that are connected to each other The crate was attached to the deck with a chain.[/ex] a gold chain[/ex] Women prisoners were kept in chains.[/ex] 2) [C] a series of people or things that are… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 6 chain — /tʃeɪn / (say chayn) noun 1. a connected series of metal or other links for connecting, drawing, confining, restraining, etc., or for ornament. 2. something that binds or restrains. 3. (plural) bonds or fetters. 4. (plural) bondage. 5. a series… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 7 chain — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English cheyne, from Anglo French chaene, from Latin catena Date: 14th century 1. a. a series of usually metal links or rings connected to or fitted into one another and used for various purposes …

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  • 8 chain — 1. noun /ˈʧeːjn/ a) A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal. He wore a gold chain around the neck. b) A series of interconnected things. This led to an unfortunate chain of events. 2 …

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  • 9 chain — [[t]tʃeɪn[/t]] n. 1) a series of metal rings passing through one another, used either for hauling, supporting, or confining, or as decoration 2) naut. navig. chains a) shackles or fetters b) bondage; servitude: to live one s life in chains[/ex]… …

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  • 10 chain — noun 1》 a connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening, pulling, etc., or in jewellery.     ↘a restricting force or factor. 2》 a sequence of items of the same type forming a line.     ↘a series of connected things: a chain of… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 Fasten — Fas ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fastened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fastening}.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n. See {Fast}, a.] 1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 chain — [chān] n. [ME & OFr chaine < L catena < IE base * kat , to twist, twine > prob. OE heathor, confinement] 1. a flexible series of joined links, usually of metal, used to pull, confine, etc. or to transmit power 2. TIRE CHAIN 3. [pl.] a)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 chain — chain1 [ tʃeın ] noun *** ▸ 1 connected metal rings ▸ 2 series of people/things ▸ 3 group of businesses ▸ 4 in selling houses ▸ 5 something limiting freedom 1. ) count or uncount a series of metal rings connected to each other, used for fastening …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 chain — I UK [tʃeɪn] / US noun Word forms chain : singular chain plural chains *** 1) [countable/uncountable] a series of metal rings connected to each other, used for fastening, pulling, or lifting things There was a rusty iron chain hanging from the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 chain — chain1 W2S3 [tʃeın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(joined rings)¦ 2¦(connected events)¦ 3¦(shops/hotels)¦ 4¦(connected line)¦ 5¦(prisoners)¦ 6¦(buying a house)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: chaeine, from Latin catena] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 chain — 1 /tSeIn/ noun 1 JOINED RINGS (C, U) a series of rings, usually made of metal, which are joined together in a line and used for fastening things, supporting weights, decoration etc: Look at the gold chain Tim bought me! | a length of chain | a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 fasten — 01. Please [fasten] your seatbelts in preparation for landing. 02. I pinched myself under the chin when I was [fastening] my bicycle helmet. 03. The shoestring was invented in England in 1790; before this, all shoes were [fastened] with buckles.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 fasten — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. secure, make fast, attach, fix, bind, lock up. See junction, closure, restraint. Ant., unfasten, release. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make something secure] Syn. attach, lock, fix, tie, bind, lace,… …

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  • 19 en|chain — «ehn CHAYN», transitive verb. 1. to fasten with a chain; put in chains; fetter; restrain. SYNONYM(S): shackle. 2. Figurative. to attract and fix firmly; hold fast (attention or emotions): »The speaker s earnestness enchained the attention of his… …

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  • 20 To fasten a charge upon — Fasten Fas ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fastened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fastening}.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n. See {Fast}, a.] 1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English