noun \ˈliŋk\

Definition of LINK

:  a connecting structure: as
a (1) :  a single ring or division of a chain
(2) :  one of the standardized divisions of a surveyor's chain that is 7.92 inches (20.1 centimeters) long and serves as a measure of length
b :  cuff link
c :  bond 3c
d :  an intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion; especially :  a short connecting rod with a hole or pin at each end
e :  the fusible member of an electrical fuse
:  something analogous to a link of chain: as
a :  a segment of sausage in a chain
b :  a connecting element or factor <found a link between smoking and cancer>
c :  a unit in a communication system
d :  an identifier attached to an element (as an index term) in a system in order to indicate or permit connection with other similarly identified elements ; especially :  one (as a hyperlink) in a computer file

Origin of LINK

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hlekkr chain; akin to Old English hlanc lank
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of LINK

transitive verb
:  to couple or connect by or as if by a link
intransitive verb
:  to become connected by or as if by a link —often used with up <the band linked up with a new record label>
link·er noun

First Known Use of LINK

15th century



Definition of LINK

:  a torch formerly used to light a person's way through the streets

Origin of LINK

perhaps modification of Medieval Latin linchinus candle, alteration of Latin lychnus, from Greek lychnos; akin to Greek leukos white — more at light
First Known Use: 1526



Definition of LINK

intransitive verb
:  to skip smartly along

Origin of LINK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1715


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