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Link vs. Torch

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Linknoun

A connection between places, people, events, things, or ideas.

‘The mayor’s assistant serves as the link to the media.’;

Torchnoun

A stick with a flame on one end, used chiefly as a light source; a similarly shaped implement with a replaceable supply of flammable material.

‘The mob of angry villagers carried torches and pitchforks to the vampire's castle.’;

Linknoun

One element of a chain or other connected series.

‘The third link of the silver chain needs to be resoldered.’; ‘The weakest link.’;

Torchnoun

A portable light source powered by electricity; a flashlight.

‘Ernst slipped and dropped his torch on the flagstones, shattering the bulb and plunging us into darkness.’;

Linknoun

(computing) The connection between buses or systems.

‘A by-N-link is composed of N lanes.’;

Torchnoun

An arsonist.

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Linknoun

(mathematics) A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.

Torchnoun

Short form for blowtorch or oxy-gas torch.

Linknoun

(Sussex) a thin wild bank of land splitting two cultivated patches and often linking two hills.

Torchverb

To set fire to, especially by use of a torch (flaming stick).

‘Some hoodlums had torched a derelict automobile, which emitted a ghastly pall of thick, black smoke that filled the street.’;

Linknoun

(figurative) an individual person or element in a system

Torchnoun

A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance, as of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp giving a large, flaring flame.

‘They light the nuptial torch.’;

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Linknoun

Anything doubled and closed like a link of a chain.

‘a link of horsehair’;

Torchnoun

A flashlight.

Linknoun

A sausage that is not a patty.

Torchnoun

a light carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance

Linknoun

(kinematics) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, such as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.

Torchnoun

tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches

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Linknoun

(engineering) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (in steam engines) the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.

Torchnoun

a small portable battery-powered electric lamp

Linknoun

(surveying) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length.

Torchnoun

a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

Linknoun

(chemistry) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.

Torchverb

burn maliciously, as by arson;

‘The madman torched the barns’;

Linknoun

(plural) The windings of a river; the land along a winding stream.

Torch

A torch is a stick with combustible material at one end, which is ignited and used as a light source. Torches have been used throughout history, and are still used in processions, symbolic and religious events, and in juggling entertainment.

Linknoun

(obsolete) A torch, used to light dark streets.

Linkverb

(transitive) To connect two or more things.

Linkverb

To contain a hyperlink to another page.

‘My homepage links to my wife's.’;

Linkverb

To supply (somebody) with a hyperlink; to direct by means of a link.

‘Haven't you seen his Web site? I'll link you to it.’;

Linkverb

To post a hyperlink to.

‘Stop linking those unfunny comics all the time!’;

Linkverb

(transitive) To demonstrate a correlation between two things.

Linkverb

(compilation) To combine objects generated by a compiler into a single executable.

Linkverb

To skip or trip along smartly; to go quickly. en

Linknoun

A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.

Linknoun

A single ring or division of a chain.

Linknoun

Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.

‘The link of brotherhood, by whichOne common Maker bound me to the kind.’; ‘And so by double links enchained themselves in lover's life.’;

Linknoun

Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.

Linknoun

Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.

Linknoun

Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.

Linknoun

The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.

Linknoun

A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; - applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.

Linknoun

Sausages; - because linked together.

Linknoun

A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.

Linknoun

A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a winding; a meander; - usually in pl.

‘The windings or "links" of the Forth above and below Stirling are extremely tortuous.’;

Linknoun

Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.

‘Golf may be played on any park or common, but its original home is the "links" or common land which is found by the seashore, where the short close tuft, the sandy subsoil, and the many natural obstacles in the shape of bents, whins, sand holes, and banks, supply the conditions which are essential to the proper pursuit of the game.’;

Linknoun

Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played; a golf course.

Linkverb

To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.

‘All the tribes and nations that composed it [the Roman Empire] were linked together, not only by the same laws and the same government, but by all the facilities of commodious intercourse, and of frequent communication.’;

Linkverb

To be connected.

‘No one generation could link with the other.’;

Linknoun

the means of connection between things linked in series

Linknoun

a fastener that serves to join or link;

‘the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction’;

Linknoun

the state of being connected;

‘the connection between church and state is inescapable’;

Linknoun

a connecting shape

Linknoun

a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain

Linknoun

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

Linknoun

a channel for communication between groups;

‘he provided a liaison with the guerrillas’;

Linknoun

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

Linknoun

an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data

Linkverb

make a logical or causal connection;

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

Linkverb

connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces;

‘Can you connect the two loudspeakers?’; ‘Tie the ropes together’; ‘Link arms’;

Linkverb

be or become joined or united or linked;

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

Linkverb

link with or as with a yoke;

‘yoke the oxen together’;

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