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Verb: link  lingk
  1. Make a logical or causal connection
    "I cannot link these events at all";
    - associate, tie in, relate, colligate, link up, connect
     
  2. Connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    "Link arms"; "Can you link up the two loudspeakers?";
    - connect, tie, link up
     
  3. Be or become joined or united or linked
    "The travellers linked up again at the airport";
    - connect, link up, join, unite
     
  4. (animal husbandry) Join with or as if with a yoke
    "link the oxen together";
    - yoke
     
  5. Add a web link to piece of text or other item in an electronic document
    - hyperlink
Noun: link  lingk
  1. The means of connection between things linked in series
    - nexus
     
  2. A fastener that serves to join or connect
    "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction";
    - linkup, tie, tie-in
     
  3. The state of being connected
    "the link between church and state is inescapable";
    - connection, connectedness
     
  4. A connecting shape
    - connection, connexion [Brit]
     
  5. A unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
     
  6. (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
     
  7. A channel for communication between groups
    "he provided a link with the guerrillas";
    - liaison, contact, inter-group communication
     
  8. A two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
    - radio link
     
  9. An interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
    - data link
     
  10. 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
    - hyperlink, weblink, hotlink

Derived forms: linked, linking, links

Type of: attach, cerebrate, channel, circuit, cogitate, command, communication channel, communication system, electric circuit, electrical circuit, fastener, fastening, fixing, form, holdfast, instruction, line, linear measure, linear unit, linkage, program line, shape, statement, think, unification, union

Part of: chain

Encyclopedia: Link, WV