Dictionary Results for chains


1. chains - noun

· metal shackles; for hands or legs

Synonym(s): irons

Hypernym(s): shackle, bond, hamper, trammel




2. chain - noun

· a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"

Synonym(s): concatenation

Hypernym(s): series




3. chain - noun

· (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

Synonym(s): chemical_chain

Hypernym(s): unit, building_block




4. chain - noun

· a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

Hypernym(s): ligament




5. chain - noun

· (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

Hypernym(s): business, concern, business_concern, business_organization, business_organisation




6. chain - noun

· anything that acts as a restraint

Hypernym(s): restraint, constraint




7. chain - noun

· a unit of length

Hypernym(s): linear_unit, linear_measure




8. chain - noun

· British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)

Synonym(s): Chain, Ernst_Boris_Chain, Sir_Ernst_Boris_Chain




9. chain - noun

· a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

Synonym(s): range, mountain_range, range_of_mountains, mountain_chain, chain_of_mountains

Hypernym(s): geological_formation, formation




10. chain - noun

· a linked or connected series of objects; "a chain of daisies"

Hypernym(s): necklace




11. chain - noun

· a necklace made by stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls"

Synonym(s): string, strand

Hypernym(s): necklace




12. chain - verb

· connect or arrange into a chain by linking

Hypernym(s): arrange, set_up




13. chain - verb

· fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure

Antonym(s): unchain





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