Link meaning

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The definition of a link is a word or group of words that act as a way to cross reference to other documents or files on the computer.

An example of link is clicking on "thesaurus" while on a definition page within YourDictionary.com.

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To link means to join or connect together.

An example of to link is joining two ends of a chain together with a lock.

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A torch formerly used for lighting one's way in the streets.
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Anything serving to connect or tie.

A link with the past.

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The mayor's assistant serves as the link to the media.

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One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
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A logical connection, association, or relationship between two or more things.
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(figuratively) An individual person or element in a system.
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A torch made of tow and pitch.
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A two-point segment of an end-to-end physical circuit. A circuit may consist of a single link, as would be the case between a host computer and a directly attached peripheral, such as a printer. A circuit commonly comprises multiple links. For example, a telephone set may connect across a link to a central office switch at the edge of the carrier network, that central office switch may connect to another central office switch across a link, and to yet another central office switch across a link, and finally to another telephone set across a link. In this scenario, two terminal devices connect via an end-to-end circuit that comprises four links interconnected by three central offices. Link sometimes is used interchangeably with line or circuit.
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Anything doubled and closed like a link of a chain.

A link of horsehair.

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To connect two or more things.
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(intransitive, of a Web page) To contain a hyperlink to another page.

My homepage links to my wife's.

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(Internet) 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.

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A link is defined as a ring or loop that makes up a chain.

An example of a link is a silver chain necklace.

An example of a link is a bicycle chain.

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A cufflink.
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A unit of length used in surveying, equal to 0.01 chain, 7.92 inches, or about 20.12 centimeters.
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A rod or lever transmitting motion in a machine.
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(computers) A graphical item or segment of text in a webpage or other electronic document that, when clicked, causes another webpage or section of the same webpage to be displayed.

That newspaper's homepage includes links to numerous government resources.

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Any of the series of rings or loops making up a chain.
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Any section of a chainlike series.
  • One of the cylindrical portions of sausage formed by tying off at intervals a long tube of stuffed.
  • A point or stage in a series of circumstances.
    A weak link in the evidence.
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(elec.) The part of a fuse that melts when the current becomes too strong.
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(mech.) A short connecting rod for transmitting power or motion.
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(radio, tv) A radio unit for transmitting sound or picture between specific stations.
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To join together with or as with a link or links.
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A segment of text or a graphical item that serves as a cross-reference between parts of a webpage or other hypertext documents or between webpages or other hypertext documents.
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(1) In communications, a line, channel or circuit over which data are transmitted.
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A conceptual two-point segment of an end-to-end circuit that connects two end users and enables them to communicate, even when two separate physical paths are used. In a satellite radio link, for example, there is an uplink from the Earth station (i.e., antenna) to the satellite and a downlink from the satellite to the Earth station. In a cellular network, the uplink is the upstream radio link from the mobile station to the base station and the downlink is the downstream link from the base station to the mobile station. See also antenna, circuit, downlink, downstream, uplink, physical, and upstream.
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In hypertext, the hyperlink, or logical connection between discrete data elements. See also hyperlink , hypertext, and link rot.
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Typically used as a short form of hyperlink, which is used in Web documents written in the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to enable navigation from one Web page to another by the user’s clicking the link. Links can cause concern for security experts, particularly when the text describing the link does not correspond with its destination and is a deliberate attempt to lure an unsuspicious user to a Website that might contain malicious code or trick the user into revealing personal data.
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One element of a chain or other connected series.

The third link of the silver chain needs to be resoldered.

The weakest link.

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Abbreviation of hyperlink.

The link on the page points to the sports scores.

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(computing) The connection between buses or systems.

A by-N-link is composed of N lanes.

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(mathematics) A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.
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(Sussex) A thin wild bank of land splitting two cultivated patches and often linking two hills.
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(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.
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(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.
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(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.
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(chemistry) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
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(Internet) To post a hyperlink to.

Stop linking those unfunny comics all the time!

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To demonstrate a correlation between two things.
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(obsolete) A torch, used to light dark streets.

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(Scotland) To skip or trip along smartly.
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(rare) A diminutive of the male given name Lincoln.
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Origin of link

  • Possibly from Medieval Latin linchinus, lichnus candle from Latin lychnus from Greek lukhnos lamp leuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English linke of Scandinavian origin Old Norse hlekkr, *hlenkr from hlenkr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Plausibly a modification of Medieval Latin linchinus (“candle"), an alteration of Latin lynchinus, itself from Ancient Greek λύχνος (lukhnos, “lamp").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English linke probably from Old Norse *hlenkr, from Proto-Germanic. Used in English since the 14th century.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary