• (surveying) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length.
  • One element of a chain or other connected series.

    "The third link of the silver chain needs to be resoldered."

  • (computing) The connection between buses or systems.

    "A by-N-link is composed of N lanes."

  • (figuratively) an individual person or element in a system
  • (engineering) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (in steam engines) the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.
  • A connection between places, people, events, things, or ideas.

    "The mayor’s assistant serves as the link to the media."

  • Abbreviation of hyperlink.

    "The link on the page points to the sports scores."

  • (Sussex) a thin wild bank of land splitting two cultivated patches and often linking two hills.
  • (kinematics) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, such as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.
  • (chemistry) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
  • (obsolete) A torch, used to light dark streets.
  • One element of a chain or other connected series.

    "The weakest link."

  • (mathematics) A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.
  • Anything doubled and closed like a link of a chain.


  • (intransitive, of a Web page) To contain a hyperlink to another page.

    "My homepage links to my wife's."

  • (transitive) To demonstrate a correlation between two things.
  • (transitive) To connect two or more things.
  • (transitive, Internet) To post a hyperlink to.

    "Stop linking those unfunny comics all the time!"

  • (Scotland) To skip or trip along smartly.
  • (transitive, Internet) To supply (somebody) with a hyperlink; to direct by means of a link.

    "Haven't you seen his Web site? I'll link you to it."

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