noun, (used with a plural verb)
one of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed.
anything serving to connect one part or thing with another; a bond or tie:
The locket was a link with the past.
a unit in a communications system, as a radio relay station or a television booster station.
any of a series of sausages in a chain.
a cuff link.
a ring, loop, or the like:
a link of hair.
Computers. an object, as text or graphics, linked through hypertext to a document, another object, etc.
Surveying, Civil Engineering.
Chemistry. 1 (def 15).
Machinery. a rigid, movable piece or rod, connected with other parts by means of pivots or the like, for the purpose of transmitting motion.
verb (used with or without object)
to join by or as if by a link or links; connect; unite (often followed by up):
The new bridge will link the island to the mainland. The company will soon link up with a hotel chain.
a torch, especially of tow and pitch.
(mainly Scot) undulating sandy ground near the shore
any of the separate rings, loops, or pieces that connect or make up a chain
something that resembles such a ring, loop, or piece
a road, rail, air, or sea connection, as between two main routes
a connecting part or episode
a connecting piece in a mechanism, often having pivoted ends
Also called radio link. a system of transmitters and receivers that connect two locations by means of radio and television signals
a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a chain. 1 link of a Gunter’s chain is equal to 7.92 inches, and of an engineer’s chain to 1 foot
(computing) short for hyperlink
weak link, an unreliable person or thing within an organization or system
(often foll by up) to connect or be connected with or as if with links
(transitive) to connect by association, etc
(formerly) a torch used to light dark streets
“undulating sandy ground,” 1728, from Scottish/Northumbrian link “sandy, rolling ground near seashore,” from Old English hlinc “rising ground, ridge;” perhaps from the same Proto-Germanic root as lean (v.). This type of landscape in Scotland was where golf first was played; the word has been part of the names of golf courses since at least 1728.
early 15c., “one of a series of rings or loops which form a chain; section of a cord,” probably from Old Norse *hlenkr or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse hlekkr “link,” Old Swedish lænker “chain, link,” Norwegian lenke, Danish lænke), from Proto-Germanic *khlink- (cf. German lenken “to bend, turn, lead,” gelenk “articulation, joint, link,” Old English hlencan (plural) “armor”), from PIE root *kleng- “to bend, turn.” Missing link between man and apes dates to 1880.
“torch,” 1520s, of uncertain origin, possibly from Medieval Latin linchinus, from lichinus “wick,” from Greek lykhnos “portable light, lamp.”
“bind, fasten, to couple,” late 14c., believed to be from link (n.), though it is attested earlier. Related: Linked; linking.
A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a webpage or other hypertext documents or between webpages or other hypertext documents.
[lingks-muh n] /ˈlɪŋks mən/ noun, plural linksmen. 1. a person who plays golf; golfer.
- Link state routing protocol
networking, communications A routing protocol such as OSPF which permits routers to exchange information with one another about the reachability of other networks and the cost or metric to reach the other networks. The cost/metric is based on number of hops, link speeds, traffic congestion, and other factors as determined by the network designer. Link […]
Aeronautics, Trademark. 1. a ground training device used in instrument-flight training. noun 1. trademark a ground-training device for training pilots and aircrew in the use of flight instruments Compare flight simulator
[lingk-uhp] /ˈlɪŋkˌʌp/ noun 1. a contact or linkage established, as between military units or two spacecraft. 2. something serving as a linking element or system; a connection or hookup. /ˈlɪŋkˌʌp/ noun 1. the establishing of a connection or union between objects, groups, organizations, etc 2. the connection or union established