link

Before it was the universal word for traveling around the Internet, link was just a connection or a device that connects things, like the links in a chain.

Much of what humans do in their day-to-day life involves looking for links — or relationships between people and things. When there is a link, that means two things are connected — such as "the link between smoking and lung cancer." Some people even create links, like butchers who make sausage links and website developers who hyperlink the sites you visit to ensure that you spend far too much time clicking around the Web.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: link

1
vn
connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
the means of connection between things linked in series
2
n
a channel for communication between groups
3
n
a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: link
1

v connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

Link arms”
Synonyms:
connect, link up, tie
Antonyms:
disconnect
make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
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conjoin, join
make contact or come together
ground
connect to a ground
bring together, join
cause to become joined or linked
attach
cause to be attached
daisy-chain
connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer
tie
unite musical notes by a tie
interconnect, interlink
cause to be interconnected or interwoven
tee
connect with a tee
put through
connect by telephone
hitch
connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car"
hang together, interdepend
be connected
bridge, bridge over
connect or reduce the distance between
ancylose, ankylose
produce ankylosis by surgery
fix, fixate
make fixed, stable or stationary
connect
join for the purpose of communication
connect
join by means of communication equipment
feather
join tongue and groove, in carpentry
tether
tie with a tether
fasten
attach to
attach
become attached
cross-link
join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)
miter
fit together in a miter joint
ply
join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding
close, close up
unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
anastomose, inosculate
cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis
anastomose, inosculate
come together or open into each other
earth
connect to the earth
couple, match, mate, pair, twin
bring two objects, ideas, or people together
match
give or join in marriage
mortice, mortise
join by a tenon and mortise
cog
join pieces of wood with cogs
fair
join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
scarf
unite by a scarf joint
rebate
join with a rebate
rabbet
join with a rabbet joint
seam
put together with a seam
bridge
make a bridge across
hinge
attach with a hinge
bell
attach a bell to
band, ring
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
couple, couple on, couple up
link together
affix
attach or become attached to a stem word
bind
make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
catch, hitch
to hook or entangle
append, hang on, tack, tack on, tag on
fix to; attach
add on, affix, append, supplement
add to the very end
tape
fasten or attach with tape
glue, paste
join or attach with or as if with glue
pin down, pin up
attach with or as if with a pin
peg, peg down
fasten or secure with a wooden pin
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached
mount
attach to a support
affix, stick on
attach to
nail
attach something somewhere by means of nails
hook up
connect or link
clip
attach with a clip
enter, infix, insert, introduce
put or introduce into something
copulate, couple, mate, pair
engage in sexual intercourse
yoke
put a yoke on or join with a yoke
harness, tackle
put a harness
yoke
link with or as with a yoke
yoke
become joined or linked together
saddle
put a saddle on
engraft, graft, ingraft
cause to grow together parts from different plants
splice
join together so as to form new genetic combinations
splice
join the ends of
label, mark, tag
attach a tag or label to
patch, piece
to join or unite the pieces of
solder
join or fuse with solder
weld
join together by heating
limber, limber up
attach the limber
close
bring together all the elements or parts of
ligate
join letters in a ligature when writing
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
create by putting components or members together
quilt
stitch or sew together
entwine, knit
tie or link together
sovietise, sovietize
bring under Soviet control, of a country

v link with or as with a yoke

Synonyms:
yoke
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached

v make a logical or causal connection

Synonyms:
associate, colligate, connect, link up, relate, tie in
Antonyms:
decouple, dissociate
regard as unconnected
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remember
exercise, or have the power of, memory
interrelate
place into a mutual relationship
correlate
bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation
identify
conceive of as united or associated
free-associate
associate freely
have in mind, mean, think of
intend to refer to
advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer
make reference to
Type of:
cerebrate, cogitate, think
use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

v be or become joined or united or linked

“The travelers linked up again at the airport”
Synonyms:
connect, join, link up, unite
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syndicate
join together into a syndicate
articulate
unite by forming a joint or joints
complect, interconnect, interlink
be interwoven or interconnected
intercommunicate
be interconnected, afford passage

n the means of connection between things linked in series

Synonyms:
nexus
Type of:
linkage
an associative relation

n the state of being connected

Synonyms:
connectedness, connection
Antonyms:
disconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture
state of being disconnected
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contact
the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity
concatenation
the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series
interconnectedness, interconnection
a state of being connected reciprocally
coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness
the state of cohering or sticking together
osculation
(mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at which they have a common tangent
tangency
the state of being tangent; having contact at a single point or along a line without crossing
consistency
logical coherence and accordance with the facts
continuity
uninterrupted connection or union
Type of:
unification, union
the state of being joined or united or linked

n a fastener that serves to join or connect

“the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction”
Synonyms:
linkup, tie, tie-in
Types:
bridge, nosepiece
the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
Type of:
fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

n a connecting shape

Synonyms:
connection, connexion
Types:
node
a connecting point at which several lines come together
articulation, join, joint, junction, juncture
the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction
the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium
Type of:
form, shape
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
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n a channel for communication between groups

Synonyms:
contact, inter-group communication, liaison
Type of:
channel, communication channel, line
(often plural) a means of communication or access

n a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network

Synonyms:
radio link
Types:
walkie-talkie, walky-talky
small portable radio link (receiver and transmitter)
Type of:
communication system
a system for communicating

n an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data

Synonyms:
data link
Type of:
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit
an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

n (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

Types:
hyperlink
a link from a hypertext file to another location or file; typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or icon at a particular location on the screen
Type of:
command, instruction, program line, statement
(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
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n a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain

Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length
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