• Link motion
    Link motion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v link 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"
    • v link connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?","Tie the ropes together","Link arms"
    • v link link with or as with a yoke "yoke the oxen together"
    • v link 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"
    • n link a fastener that serves to join or connect "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
    • n link an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data
    • n link a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
    • n link a channel for communication between groups "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
    • n link (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
    • n link a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
    • n link the means of connection between things linked in series
    • n link a connecting shape
    • n link the state of being connected "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Researches have discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs
    • Link (Chem) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
    • Link A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank between cultivated fields, etc.
    • Link A single ring or division of a chain.
    • n Link lĭṉk A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
    • Link 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."
    • Link (Mach) 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.
    • Link (Kinematics) 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.
    • Link Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.
    • Link Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played; a golf course.
    • Link Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond. "Links of iron.""The link of brotherhood, by which
      One common Maker bound me to the kind."
      "And so by double links enchained themselves in lover's life."
    • Link 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."
    • Link Sausages; -- because linked together.
    • Link (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. Cf. Chain n., 4.
    • v. i Link To be connected. "No one generation could link with the other."
    • v. t Link lĭṉk 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The five Olympic rings represent the five continents linked together in friendship
    • n link One of the rings or separate pieces of which a chain is composed. In ornamental chain-making, any member of the chain, of whatever form, as a plaque, a bead, etc., is called a link.
    • n link Anything doubled and closed together like a ring or division of a chain.
    • n link Anything which serves to connect one thing or one part of a thing with another; any constituent part of a connected series.
    • n link A division, forming the hundredth part, of the chain used in surveying and for other measurement. In Gunter's chain of 66 feet the link is 7.92 inches. The chain of 100 feet, with link of a foot, is used in the United States exclusively in engineering work, and often in surveying.
    • n link One of the divisions of a sausage made in a continuous chain.
    • n link Any rigid movable piece connected with other pieces, generally themselves movable, by means of interlinked open ends or pivots about which it can turn.
    • n link In a steam-engine, the link-motion.
    • n link In zoology, specifically, an unknown hypothetical form of animal life in any evolutionary chain or series, assumed to have existed at some time and thus to have been the connecting-link between some known forms; especially, an anthropomorphic animal supposed to have been derived from some simian and to have been the immediate ancestral stock of the human race; hence, humorously, an ape or monkey taken as itself the connectinglink for which Darwinians seek. See Alalus.
    • link To unite or connect by or as if by a link or links; unite by something intervening; unite in any way; couple; join.
    • link To be or become connected; be joined in marriage; ally one's self; form a union.
    • n link A crook or winding of a river; the ground lying along such a winding: as, the links of the Forth.
    • n link plural A stretch of flat or slightly undulating ground on the sea-shore, often in part sandy and covered with bent-grass, furze, etc., and sometimes with a good sward, on part of it at least.
    • n link plural The ground on which golf is played.
    • n link A torch made of tow or hards, etc., and pitch, carried for lighting the streets, formerly common in Great Britain, and still used in London in fogs.
    • link To burn or give light.
    • link To go smartly; trip along; do anything smartly and quickly.
    • n link In mathematics:
    • n link A piece of a straight line joining two given points.
    • n link A double tangent.
    • n link In music, a connecting passage of one or more measures, intervening between two well-defined sections or phrases.
    • link To join or connect with other parts of the same or similar systems: as, in topography, to connect two isolated surveys or systems of points and geometrical lines, with one another, by joining one point in each of the two systems by a line of measured length and direction.
    • n link plural The ground on which golf is played.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dennis H. sent in a link proving this fact to be wrong, which means the book I got it from was wrong. I contacted the U.S. Mint and found that the first circulated coins 11,178 copper cents were minted in March 1793.
    • n Link lingk a ring of a chain: anything connecting: a single part of a series: the 1⁄100th part of the chain, a measure used in surveying, &c. (see Chain)
    • v.t Link to connect as by a link: to join in confederacy
    • v.i Link to be connected
    • n Link lingk a light or torch of pitch and tow
    • n Link lingk a crook or winding of a river
    • v.i Link lingk (Scot.) to go quickly.
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  • Herman Melville
    “Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.”
  • Joyce Carol Oates
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.”
  • Marcus Manilius
    Marcus Manilius
    “We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.”
  • William James
    “A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.”
  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
    “Until input thought is linked to a goal purpose there can be no intelligent accomplishment.”
  • John Maynard Keynes
    “The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.”


A chain is no stronger than its weakest link - This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. linke, AS. hlence,; akin to Sw. länk, ring of a chain, Dan. lænke, chain, Icel. hlekkr,; cf. G. gelenk, joint, link, ring of a chain, lenken, to bend


In literature:

Just think, Wilson, I have discovered the mysterious link that connects the three adventures of the blonde lady.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
What link was there between evil women and one of the purest and best of men.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
The distinctive feature of this class of clairvoyant phenomena is this CONNECTING LINK of physical objects.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
All the animal families have their connecting links.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
It is a link with the days of independence.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
She used Pete as a link to hold Philip.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Out of the chaos of his disappointment came the one consoling thought, that whatever Linke was, he was not a German.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
And there lies the old town to link the prosperity of to-day with the romance of yesterday.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
These college associations are the golden links which bind many hearts in an unbroken chain.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
In a steamer it is worked by a single link off one of the levers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

Still 'twas a mournful joy to think
Our darling might supply,
For years to us, a living link
With name that cannot die.
"Verses To The Memory Of A Child" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
Shame! that of all the living chain
That links Creation's plan,
There is but one delights in pain,
The savage monarch,-- man!
"Cruelty" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Happier under other skies,
--So dreams man--
Happier, link'd with other ties,
Better, worthier, and more wise
Were Life's plan:
"The Mingled Cup" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
"Yet know, my child, a dearer tie
Has link'd his heart to mine:
He mourns with Friendship's holy sigh,
The youth belov'd of thine!
"An American Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
I stood upon the slender link
That joins two cities into one,
And saw from thence the storm-clouds drink
Their moisture from the sun.
"On Brooklyn Bridge" by Jared Barhite
Touch, as ye touched in days of old,
Each mute though breathing thing;
And wove with sunshine as with gold,
A link from spring to spring.
"The Churchyard Tree" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Impact of Links Snacks schism is both professional, personal.
Coli linked to beef plant .
A new case of E. Coli has been linked to the XL Foods Inc plant in Alberta at the centre of a massive beef recall.
It may have been the Victorian-era physician William Osler who first proposed a link between childhood naughtiness and tonsils, those peculiar, nonessential flaps of lymphatic tissue in the throat.
McIlroy was not prepared to adjust the particular pitch perspective for back-links the game of golf is now criticized simply by two Awesome Slam games.
Appeared in September/October 2005 LINKS.
Leave us a link in the comments below.
Google's Schmidt, senators bicker over "cooking" links.
Today, in the world of wanting everything NOW, the critical link between you getting out on the water and a successful outing, in many cases, is your local tackle store.
To select another state, click on the United States link above To select another city in Vermont, click on the Vermont link above.
To select another state, click on the United States link above To select another city in Alaska, click on the Alaska link above.
State Education Superintendent Mick Zais supports linking teacher pay to student performance, and he has proposed a plan to evaluate teachers based on test scores, but his proposal does not include linking those grades to pay.
Ella Fizgerald, with links -- see text links below.
We observe how the changes are orderly, predictable, linked with the seasons and linked with the life cycles of all plants and animals.
Bicyclists link up on "missing link" in Ballard.

In science:

We recall that the Cayley graph of a group G is the graph whose vertices are labeled by group elements, and whose links are as follows: w and w ′ are linked if and only if there exists a generator g such that w ′ = wg .
Random walks on hyperbolic groups and their Riemann surfaces
It is well-known that in the case of boundary links (unlike the case of knots) the cobordism class, relative boundary, of a Seifert surface for a given link is not unique.
Analytic invariants of boundary links
Kricker, A rational noncommutative invariant of boundary links, preprint 2001. , Boundary links, localization and the loop move, in preparation. M.
Analytic invariants of boundary links
The second term expresses the loss of sites with k links when they gain a new link.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
In the previous two models, the links were undirected and the number of links and nodes were equal, which is not a good model for some growing networks such as the www.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness