Meaning of LINK in English

LINK

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hlekkr chain; akin to Old English hlanc lank Date: 15th century a connecting structure: as, a. a single ring or division of a chain, one of the standardized divisions of a surveyor's chain that is 7.92 inches (20.1 centimeters) long and serves as a measure of length, cuff ~ , bond 3c, an intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, the fusible member of an electrical fuse, something analogous to a ~ of chain: as, a segment of sausage in a chain, a connecting element or factor , a unit in a communication system, an identifier attached to an element (as an index term) in a system in order to indicate or permit connection with other similarly identified elements, II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb to couple or connect by or as if by a ~, intransitive verb to become connected by or as if by a ~, see: join ~er noun III. noun see: light Date: 1526 a torch formerly used to light a person's way through the streets, IV. intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1715 to skip smartly along

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