Meaning of LINK in English

link 1

— linker , n.

/lingk/ , n.

1. one of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed.

2. anything serving to connect one part or thing with another; a bond or tie: The locket was a link with the past.

3. a unit in a communications system, as a radio relay station or a television booster station.

4. any of a series of sausages in a chain.

5. a cuff link.

6. a ring, loop, or the like: a link of hair.

7. Computers. an object, as text or graphics, linked through hypertext to a document, another object, etc.

8. Survey. , Civ. Engin.

a. (in a surveyor's chain) a unit of length equal to 7.92 inches (20.12 centimeters).

b. one of 100 rods or loops of equal length forming a surveyor's or engineer's chain.

9. Chem. bond 1 (def. 15).

10. Mach. a rigid, movable piece or rod, connected with other parts by means of pivots or the like, for the purpose of transmitting motion.

v.t. , v.i.

11. to join by or as if by a link or links; connect; unite (often fol. by up ): The new bridge will link the island to the mainland. The company will soon link up with a hotel chain.

[ 1375-1425; late ME link ( e ) laenkia chain; c. ON hlekkr link (pl., chain), OE hlence coat of chain mail, akin to G Gelenk joint ]

Syn. 2. connection, connective, copula. 10. bond, league, conjoin, fasten, bind, tie, pin.

link 2

/lingk/ , n.

a torch, esp. of tow and pitch.

[ 1520-30; perh. special use of LINK 1 ; the torches so called may have been made of strands twisted together in chainlike form ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .