catenate

verb cat·e·nate \ ˈka-tə-ˌnāt \

Definition of catenate

catenated; catenating
transitive verb
: to connect in a series : link

catenation

play \ˌka-tə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of catenate in a Sentence

  1. a Broadway musical that catenates a series of pop hits by means of a flimsy libretto

Origin and Etymology of catenate

Latin catenatus, past participle of catenare, from catena



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up catenate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to remove or wipe out

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!