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English noun: link

1. link the means of connection between things linked in series


Broader (hypernym)linkage

2. link (artifact) a fastener that serves to join or connect

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

Synonymslinkup, tie, tie-in

Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Narrower (hyponym)bridge, nosepiece

3. link (state) the state of being connected

SamplesThe connection between church and state is inescapable.

Synonymsconnectedness, connection

Broader (hypernym)unification, union

Narrower (hyponym)coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness, concatenation, contact, interconnectedness, interconnection

Antonymsdisconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture

4. link (shape) a connecting shape

Synonymsconnection, connexion

Broader (hypernym)form, shape

Narrower (hyponym)articulation, join, joint, junction, juncture, node

5. link (quantity) a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain

Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

Part meronymchain

6. link (communication) (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

Broader (hypernym)command, instruction, program line, statement

Narrower (hyponym)hyperlink

Domain categorycomputer programing, computer programming, programing, programming

7. link (communication) a channel for communication between groups

SamplesHe provided a liaison with the guerrillas.

Synonymscontact, inter-group communication, liaison

Broader (hypernym)channel, communication channel, line

8. link (artifact) a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network

Synonymsradio link

Broader (hypernym)communication system

Narrower (hyponym)walkie-talkie, walky-talky

9. link (artifact) an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data

Synonymsdata link

Broader (hypernym)circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

English verb: link

1. link (cognition) make a logical or causal connection

SamplesI cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.

Synonymsassociate, colligate, connect, link up, relate, tie in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think

Narrower (hyponym)correlate, free-associate, have in mind, identify, interrelate, mean, remember, think of

Antonymsdecouple, dissociate

2. link (contact) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

SamplesCan you connect the two loudspeakers?.
Tie the ropes together.
Link arms.

Synonymsconnect, link up, tie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Narrower (hyponym)attach, bridge, bridge over, bring together, conjoin, daisy-chain, ground, hang together, hitch, interconnect, interdepend, interlink, join, join, put through, tee, tie


3. link (stative) be or become joined or united or linked

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

Synonymsconnect, join, link up, unite

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)articulate, complect, interconnect, interlink, syndicate

4. link (contact) link with or as with a yoke

SamplesYoke the oxen together.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)attach

Domain categoryanimal husbandry

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