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.

Definitions of link
  1. verb
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    Link arms”
    synonyms: connect, link up, tie
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    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
    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
  2. verb
    link with or as with a yoke
    synonyms: yoke
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    attach
    cause to be attached
  3. verb
    make a logical or causal connection
    synonyms: associate, colligate, connect, link up, relate, tie in
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    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
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    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
  4. verb
    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
  5. noun
    the means of connection between things linked in series
    synonyms: nexus
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    linkage
    an associative relation
  6. noun
    the state of being connected
    synonyms: connectedness, connection
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    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
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    unification, union
    the state of being joined or united or linked
  7. noun
    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
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    bridge, nosepiece
    the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
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    fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
    restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  8. noun
    a connecting shape
    synonyms: connection, connexion
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    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
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    form, shape
    the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
  9. noun
    a channel for communication between groups
    synonyms: contact, inter-group communication, liaison
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    channel, communication channel, line
    (often plural) a means of communication or access
  10. noun
    a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
    synonyms: radio link
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    walkie-talkie, walky-talky
    small portable radio link (receiver and transmitter)
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    communication system
    a system for communicating
  11. noun
    an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
    synonyms: data link
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    circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit
    an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
  12. noun
    (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
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    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
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    command, instruction, program line, statement
    (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
  13. noun
    a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
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    linear measure, linear unit
    a unit of measurement of length
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