- a series of linked metal rings used for fastening or securing something, or for pulling loads；a decorative chain worn round the neck as jewellery or as a badge of office
- fasten or secure with a chain；confine with a chain
noun: chain, plural noun: chains
- 1. a series of linked metal rings used for fastening or securing something, or for pulling loads:
he slid the bolts on the front door and put the safety chain across
the drug dealer is being kept in chains
- 2. a decorative chain worn round the neck as jewellery or as a badge of office:
a tall man with a heavy gold chain round his neck
- 3. a restrictive force or factor:
workers secured by the chains of the labour market
- 4. a sequence of items of the same type forming a line:
he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water
- 5. a series of connected elements:
the action would initiate a chain of events
- 6. a connected series of mountains:
a mountain chain
- 7. a group of hotels, restaurants, or shops owned by the same company:
the agency is part of a nationwide chain
a chain restaurant
- 8. a situation in which the sale of a house or flat is dependent on the prospective buyer selling their own or the seller buying another first:
our offer was accepted this morning and there's no chain
- 9. a part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms bonded together in a linear sequence.
- 10. a figure in a quadrille or similar dance, in which dancers meet and pass each other in a continuous sequence.
- 11. a jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods.
- 12. a measure of length equivalent to a chain (66 ft).
- 13. a structure of planks projecting horizontally from a sailing ship's sides abreast of the masts, used to widen the basis for the shrouds.
- 1. fasten or secure with a chain:
she chained her bicycle to the railings
- 2. confine with a chain:
he had been chained up
as an actuary you will not be chained to a desk
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