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Overview of noun chain

The noun chain has 10 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (14) chain, concatenation

(a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances")

2. (3) chain, chemical chain

((chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule))

3. (2) chain

(a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament)

4. (1) chain

((business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership)

5. (1) chain

(anything that acts as a restraint)

6. chain

(a unit of length)

7. Chain, Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris Chain

(British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979))

8. range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains

(a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range")

9. chain

(a linked or connected series of objects; "a chain of daisies")

10. chain, string, strand

(a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";)

Overview of verb chain

The verb chain has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. chain

(connect or arrange into a chain by linking)

2. chain

(fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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