Dictionary Results for Chain

1. 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): chain, concatenation

Hypernym(s): series

2. Chain - noun

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

Synonym(s): chain, chemical_chain

Hypernym(s): unit, building_block

3. Chain - noun

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

Synonym(s): chain

Hypernym(s): ligament

4. Chain - noun

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

Synonym(s): chain

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

5. Chain - noun

· anything that acts as a restraint

Synonym(s): chain

Hypernym(s): restraint, constraint

6. Chain - noun

· a unit of length

Synonym(s): chain

Hypernym(s): linear_unit, linear_measure

7. 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): Ernst_Boris_Chain, Sir_Ernst_Boris_Chain

8. 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, chain, mountain_chain, chain_of_mountains

Hypernym(s): geological_formation, formation

9. Chain - noun

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

Synonym(s): chain

Hypernym(s): necklace

10. Chain - noun

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

Synonym(s): chain, string, strand

Hypernym(s): necklace

11. Chain - verb

· connect or arrange into a chain by linking

Synonym(s): chain

Hypernym(s): arrange, set_up

12. Chain - verb

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

Synonym(s): chain

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure

Antonym(s): unchain

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