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  1. chain

    • IPA[CHān]

    美式

    • n.
      a connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects and pulling or supporting loads;a series of decorative metal links worn as a decoration; a necklace
    • v.
      fasten or secure with a chain;confine with a chain
    • noun: chain, plural noun: chains

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    名詞

    • 1. a connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects and pulling or supporting loads he slid the bolts on the front door and put the safety chain across the drug dealer is being kept in chains 同義詞 fetters, shackles, bonds, irons, leg irons, ... 更多
    • a series of decorative metal links worn as a decoration; a necklace a tall man with a heavy gold chain around his neck
    • short for snow chains
    • a force or factor that binds or restricts someone the chains of illness
    • 2. a sequence of items of the same type forming a line he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water 同義詞 series, succession, string, sequence, train, ... 更多
    • a sequence or series of connected elements a chain of events the food chain
    • a range of mountains a chain of volcanic ridges
    • a group of establishments, such as hotels, stores, or restaurants, owned by the same company a chain restaurant the nation's largest hotel chain 同義詞 group, multiple shop/store, multiple, firm, company
    • a part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms (typically carbon) bonded together in a linear sequence.
    • a figure in a quadrille or similar dance, in which dancers meet and pass each other in a continuous sequence.
    • 3. a jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods.
    • a measure of length equivalent to a chain (66 ft.).
    • a measuring chain of ten yards, used in the determination of first downs.
    • 4. a structure of planks projecting horizontally from a sailing ship's sides abreast of the masts, used to widen the basis for the shrouds.

    動詞

    • 1. fasten or secure with a chain she chained her bicycle to the railing
    • confine with a chain he had been chained up as an actuary you will not be chained to a desk
    • n.
      a string of daisies threaded together by their stems.
    • v.
      connect (several devices) together in a linear series: three daisy-chained CD-ROM drives

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a string of daisies threaded together by their stems.
    • v.
      connect (several devices) together in a linear series: three daisy-chained CD-ROM drives

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a chemical reaction or other process in which the products themselves promote or spread the ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a chemical reaction or other process in which the products themselves promote or spread the ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a line of people formed for passing things quickly from one site to another: the cleared rubble was passed in buckets along a human chain of miners

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a line of people formed for passing things quickly from one site to another: the cleared rubble was passed in buckets along a human chain of miners

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    英式

    • n.
      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
    • v.
      fasten or secure with a chain: she chained her bicycle to the railings

    Oxford Dictionary