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Chain vs. Necklace

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Chainnoun

A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.

‘He wore a gold chain around the neck.’;

Necklacenoun

An article of jewelry that is worn around the neck, most often made of a string of precious metal, pearls, gems, beads or shells, and sometimes having a pendant attached.

Chainnoun

A series of interconnected things.

‘a chain of mountains’; ‘a chain of ideas, one leading to the next’; ‘This led to an unfortunate chain of events.’;

Necklacenoun

(figuratively) Anything resembling a necklace in shape.

‘a necklace of coral islands’;

Chainnoun

A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.

‘That chain of restaurants is expanding into our town.’;

Necklacenoun

(South Africa) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's chest and arms, and set on fire.

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Chainnoun

(chemistry) A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.

‘When examined, the molecular chain included oxygen and hydrogen.’;

Necklaceverb

(South Africa) To informally execute by setting on fire a petrol-filled rubber tyre which has been put around the bound victim's neck.

Chainnoun

(surveying) A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.

Necklacenoun

A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament.

Chainnoun

(surveying) A long measuring tape.

Necklacenoun

A rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold hanging blocks for jibs and stays.

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Chainnoun

A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a Gunter's surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 20.12 metres, 4 rods, or 100 links.

Necklacenoun

jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)

Chainnoun

A totally ordered set, especially a totally ordered subset of a poset.

Necklacenoun

an ornamental chain or string of beads, jewels, or links worn round the neck

‘the harbour with its necklace of lights’; ‘a diamond necklace’;

Chainnoun

(British) A sequence of linked house purchases, each of which is dependent on the preceding and succeeding purchase (said to be "broken" if a buyer or seller pulls out).

Necklacenoun

(in South Africa) a tyre doused or filled with petrol, placed round a victim's neck and set alight.

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Chainnoun

That which confines, fetters, or secures; a bond.

‘the chains of habit’;

Necklaceverb

(in South Africa) kill (someone) with a tyre necklace.

Chainnoun

Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.

Necklace

A necklace is an article of jewellery that is worn around the neck. Necklaces may have been one of the earliest types of adornment worn by humans.

Chainnoun

(weaving) The warp threads of a web.

Chainverb

(transitive) To fasten something with a chain.

Chainverb

(intransitive) To link multiple items together.

Chainverb

(transitive) To secure someone with fetters.

Chainverb

(transitive) To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain.

Chainverb

(figurative) To obligate.

Chainverb

(computing) To relate data items with a chain of pointers.

Chainverb

(computing) To be chained to another data item.

Chainverb

(transitive) To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying.

Chainverb

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Chainnoun

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.

‘[They] put a chain of gold about his neck.’;

Chainnoun

That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.

‘Driven downTo chains of darkness and the undying worm.’;

Chainnoun

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.

Chainnoun

An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land.

Chainnoun

Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.

Chainnoun

The warp threads of a web.

Chainverb

To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.

‘Chained behind the hostile car.’;

Chainverb

To keep in slavery; to enslave.

‘And which more blest? who chained his country, sayOr he whose virtue sighed to lose a day?’;

Chainverb

To unite closely and strongly.

‘And in this vow do chain my soul to thine.’;

Chainverb

To measure with the chain.

Chainverb

To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.

Chainnoun

a series of things depending on each other as if linked together;

‘the chain of command’; ‘a complicated concatenation of circumstances’;

Chainnoun

(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

Chainnoun

a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

Chainnoun

a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

Chainnoun

anything that acts as a restraint

Chainnoun

a unit of length

Chainnoun

British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)

Chainnoun

a series of hills or mountains;

‘the valley was between two ranges of hills’; ‘the plains lay just beyond the mountain range’;

Chainnoun

metal shackles; for hands or legs

Chainnoun

a necklace made by a stringing objects together;

‘a string of beads’; ‘a strand of pearls’;

Chainverb

connect or arrange into a chain by linking

Chainverb

fasten or secure with chains;

‘Chain the chairs together’;

Chainnoun

a series of linked metal rings used for fastening or securing something, or for pulling loads

‘the drug dealer is being kept in chains’; ‘he slid the bolts on the front door and put the safety chain across’;

Chainnoun

a decorative chain worn round the neck as jewellery or as a badge of office

‘a tall man with a heavy gold chain round his neck’;

Chainnoun

a restrictive force or factor

‘workers secured by the chains of the labour market’;

Chainnoun

a sequence of items of the same type forming a line

‘he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water’;

Chainnoun

a series of connected elements

‘the action would initiate a chain of events’;

Chainnoun

a connected series of mountains

‘a mountain chain’;

Chainnoun

a group of hotels, restaurants, or shops owned by the same company

‘a chain restaurant’; ‘the agency is part of a nationwide chain’;

Chainnoun

a situation in which the sale of a house or flat is dependent on the prospective buyer selling their own or the seller buying another first

‘our offer was accepted this morning and there's no chain’;

Chainnoun

a part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms bonded together in a linear sequence.

Chainnoun

a figure in a quadrille or similar dance, in which dancers meet and pass each other in a continuous sequence.

Chainnoun

a jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods.

Chainnoun

a measure of length equivalent to a chain (66 ft).

Chainnoun

a structure of planks projecting horizontally from a sailing ship's sides abreast of the masts, used to widen the basis for the shrouds.

Chainverb

fasten or secure with a chain

‘she chained her bicycle to the railings’;

Chainverb

confine with a chain

‘he had been chained up’; ‘as an actuary you will not be chained to a desk’;

Chain

A chain is a serial assembly of connected pieces, called links, typically made of metal, with an overall character similar to that of a rope in that it is flexible and curved in compression but linear, rigid, and load-bearing in tension. A chain may consist of two or more links.

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