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Definitions and Synonyms of link | Another word for link | What is link?

Definition 1: a fastener that serves to join or connect - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where link or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of link ) the link between two lenses; rests on the nose

Definition 2: a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) a system for communicating

(... is a kind of link ) small portable radio link (receiver and transmitter)

Definition 3: an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Definition 4: a channel for communication between groups - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where link or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he provided a liaison with the guerrillas

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) (often plural) a means of communication or access

"it must go through official channels" "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

Definition 5: (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list - [noun denoting communication]

(link is a kind of ...) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

(... is a kind of link ) 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

(link belongs to category ...) creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something

Definition 6: a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain - [noun denoting quantity]

(link is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

(... is part of link) a unit of length

Definition 7: the means of connection between things linked in series - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) an associative relation

Definition 8: a connecting shape - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

(... is a kind of link ) a connecting point at which several lines come together

(... is a kind of link ) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Definition 9: the state of being connected - [noun denoting state]

Samples where link or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the connection between church and state is inescapable

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) the state of being joined or united or linked

"there is strength in union"

(... is a kind of link ) the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity

"litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

(... is a kind of link ) the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series

(... is a kind of link ) a state of being connected reciprocally

"an interconnection between the two buildings"

(... is a kind of link ) the state of cohering or sticking together

Definition 10: make a logical or causal connection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where link or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
  • colligate these facts
  • I cannot relate these events at all

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of link ) exercise, or have the power of, memory

"After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember" "some remember better than others"

(... is a kind of link ) place into a mutual relationship

"I cannot interrelate these two events"

(... is a kind of link ) bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation

"I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"

(... is a kind of link ) conceive of as united or associated

"Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

(... is a kind of link ) associate freely

"Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"

(... is a kind of link ) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

Definition 11: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where link or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
  • Tie the ropes together
  • Link arms

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of link ) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of link ) be connected

"In my heart I can make the world hang together"

(... is a kind of link ) connect to a vehicle:

"hitch the trailer to the car"

(... is a kind of link ) connect by telephone

"the operator put a call through to Rio"

(... is a kind of link ) connect with a tee

"tee two pipes"

(... is a kind of link ) cause to be interconnected or interwoven

(... is a kind of link ) unite musical notes by a tie

(... is a kind of link ) connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer

(... is a kind of link ) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of link ) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

(... is a kind of link ) connect to a ground

"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

(... is a kind of link ) connect or reduce the distance between

Definition 12: link with or as with a yoke - [verb of contact]

Samples where link or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • yoke the oxen together

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(link is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(link belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 13: be or become joined or united or linked - [verb of stative]

Samples where link or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two streets connect to become a highway
  • Our paths joined
  • The travelers linked up again at the airport

Synonyms for link in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of link ) join together into a syndicate

"The banks syndicated"

(... is a kind of link ) unite by forming a joint or joints

"the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"

(... is a kind of link ) be interwoven or interconnected

"The bones are interconnected via the muscle"

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