chain

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chain

noun

Definition of CHAIN

1
a series of things linked together <the chain of events that led the American colonies to seek independence from Great Britain>
Related Words chain reaction; belt, circle, cycle, vicious circle (also vicious cycle); continuum, gamut, gauntlet (also gantlet), scale, spectrum; flow, river, stream; file, line, queue, range, row, succession
2
something that makes movement or progress difficult <this community will grow and prosper only after it has thrown off the chains of ignorance and prejudice>
3
something that physically prevents free movement <chains on the prisoner's ankles>

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