From (etyl) , from (etyl). Used in English since the 14th century.
A connection between places, people, events, things, or ideas.
- The mayor’s assistant serves as the link to the media.
- The link of brotherhood, by which / One common Maker bound me to the kind.
One element of a chain or other connected series.
- And so by double links enchained themselves in lover's life.
- The third link of the silver chain needs to be resoldered.
- The weakest link .
(computing) The connection between buses or systems.
- The link on the page points to the sports scores.
(mathematics) A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.
(Sussex) a thin wild bank of land splitting two cultivated patches and often linking two hills.
* 2008 , Richard John King, A Handbook for Travellers in Kent and Sussex
- A by-N-link is composed of N lanes.
(figurative) an individual person or element in a
* 2010 , James O. Young, My Sheep Know My Voice: anointed poetry , AuthorHouse,
- They used formerly to live in caves or huts dug into the side of a bank or "link ," and lined with heath or straw.
* 2010 , William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler, Universal Principles of Design , RockPort,
- But know that God is the strongest link .
* 2010 , Stephen Fairweather, The Missing Book of Genesis , AuthorHouse,
- The fuse is the weakest link' in the system. As such, the fuse is also the most valuable ' link in the system.
Anything doubled and closed like a link of a chain.
- . This is so that nobody can change the way every link must talk about the formula that I taught to make a real Chain of Universal Love and not a Chain of Love of a group or sect. ”
- a link of horsehair
(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.
(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.
(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.
(chemistry) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
*(connection) cufflink, hyperlink, linkage, link farm, missing link
*(element of a chain) sausage link
To connect two or more things.
(of a Web page) To contain a hyperlink to another page.
- All the tribes and nations that composed it [the Roman Empire] were linked together, not only by the same laws and the same government, but by all the facilities of commodious intercourse, and of frequent communication.
(Internet) To supply (somebody) with a hyperlink; to direct by means of a link.
- My homepage links to my wife's.
(Internet) To post a hyperlink to.
- Haven't you seen his Web site? I'll link you to it.
To demonstrate a correlation between two things.
- Stop linking those unfunny comics all the time!
* link up
Plausibly a modification of .
(obsolete) A torch, used to light dark streets.
*1854 , Dickens, Hard Times , Chapter 7:
*:You were coming out of the Italian Opera, ma’am, in white satin and jewels, a blaze of splendour, when I hadn’t a penny to buy a link to light you.’
* 1883 , Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
- "Give me a loan of the link , Dick."
(Scotland) To skip or trip along smartly.
(mycology) Loosely linked or fused to something unlike itself; slightly adnate.