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1. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] a series of things depending on each other as if linked together.

Synonyms

  • catena
  • series
  • concatenation

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • finish
  • head
  • rear

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Food Chain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Example sentences of the word food-chain


1. Noun Phrase
Alterations in the food chain at this lowest level can shock the entire system.

2. Noun Phrase
In the oceans, the bigger you are the higher up the food chain you are.

3. Noun Phrase
These creatures make up part of the bottom of the food chain, feeding larger and more complex animals.

2. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule).

Synonyms

  • ring
  • long-chain molecule
  • chemical chain
  • closed chain
  • long chain
  • unit
  • open chain
  • building block

Antonyms

  • closed chain
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • incapability

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament.

Synonyms

  • anchor chain
  • watch guard
  • paper chain
  • anchor rope
  • chain printer
  • snow chain
  • ligament
  • bicycle chain
  • cycle
  • tire chain
  • bicycle
  • chain tongs
  • fob
  • watch chain
  • chatelaine
  • pull chain
  • bike

Antonyms

  • walk
  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership.

Synonyms

  • discount chain
  • chain store
  • business concern
  • business organisation
  • restaurant chain
  • retail chain
  • business
  • apparel chain
  • business organization

Antonyms

  • prevent
  • failing
  • stay
  • running

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] anything that acts as a restraint.

Synonyms

  • restraint

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • decertify

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. chain

verb. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] connect or arrange into a chain by linking.

Synonyms

  • arrange
  • concatenate

Antonyms

  • disconnectedness
  • ride
  • divergence

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. chain

noun. ['ˈtʃeɪn'] a series of hills or mountains.

Synonyms

  • notch
  • formation
  • mountain chain
  • geological formation
  • mountain pass
  • mountain range
  • range of mountains
  • chain of mountains
  • range
  • massif

Antonyms

  • unconcern
  • inactivity
  • detach
  • silence

Etymology

  • chaine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • chaine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. food

noun. ['ˈfuːd'] any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue.

Synonyms

  • soul food
  • micronutrient
  • comfort food
  • manna
  • comestible
  • beverage
  • provisions
  • chyme
  • feed
  • alimentation
  • fare
  • water
  • vitellus
  • aliment
  • commissariat
  • miraculous food
  • yolk
  • manna from heaven
  • nutrient
  • medium
  • pabulum
  • drinkable
  • solid food
  • provender
  • potable
  • sustenance
  • substance
  • drink
  • victuals
  • viands
  • victual
  • edible
  • eatable
  • nutrition
  • food product
  • foodstuff
  • nutriment
  • nourishment

Antonyms

  • tough
  • indigestible
  • inedible
  • breastfeed

Etymology

  • fode (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. food

noun. ['ˈfuːd'] any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment.

Synonyms

  • junk food
  • fresh foods
  • baked goods
  • coconut meat
  • pasta
  • slop
  • breakfast food
  • loaf
  • leftovers
  • nutrient
  • dika bread
  • meat
  • green groceries
  • fish
  • yogurt
  • solid food
  • convenience food
  • solid
  • butter
  • green goods
  • health food
  • chocolate
  • yoghourt
  • cheese
  • seafood
  • produce
  • yoghurt
  • alimentary paste
  • coconut
  • fresh food

Antonyms

  • deprive
  • soft water
  • fresh water
  • hard water

Etymology

  • fode (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. food

noun. ['ˈfuːd'] anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking.

Synonyms

  • pabulum
  • mental object
  • intellectual nourishment
  • cognitive content
  • food for thought

Antonyms

  • bottlefeed
  • stand still
  • ebb
  • abstain

Etymology

  • fode (Middle English (1100-1500))
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