Definition of chain :
1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and transmission of mechanical power, etc.
2. A series of things linked together; or a series of things connected and following each other in succession; as, a chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas.
3. An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land.
4. Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead- eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.
5. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.
6. The warp threads of a web.
7. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.
8. To keep in slavery; to enslave.
9. To measure with the chain.
10. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.
11. To unite closely and strongly.
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fasten (part of speech: verb)
market (part of speech: noun)
fair, warehouse, office, market, stock exchange, depot, bazaar, market place, emporium, bureau, mart, counter, establishment, convenience store, stall, store, supermarket, department store, shop, grocery, exchange
sequence (part of speech: verb)
linkage, consecution, consecutiveness, arrangement, consequence, series, line, array, legacy, lineage, arrange, progression, train, subsequence, concatenate, course, sort, align, sequence, follow, sequel, rank, succession, queue, gamut, progress, procession, concatenation, succeed, order
fastener (part of speech: noun)
hasp, cotter, brace, knitting, stay, anchor, bracket, nail, glue, hinge, spike, vinculum, lace, hitch, snap, tie, link, belt, paste, grapnel, hook, cincture, medium, coupling, stitch, fastening, middleman, guy, clinch, fuse, rivet, staple, thread, suture, cleat, connector, string, band, agent, cinch, buckle, weld, seal, pin, catch, braid, lock, clasp, twine, hawser, rabbet, binding, ligament, clip, mediator, brad, clamp, fastener, latch, bonding, splice, zipper, closure, binder, bolt, skewer, tack, strap, knot, mucilage, bond, vise, button, go-between, cement
- Miss Sanford was seated nearer the window, where Ray's eager eyes seemed to chain her, and Mrs. Stannard was doing most of the talk, for they seemed strangely silent. - "Marion's Faith.", Charles King.
- I do not wear a watch chain, and I don't possess anything of that sort. - "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- I have money with me now, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ll buy the chain. - "Dorothy Dale in the City", Margaret Penrose.