chain chain  /ˈtʃeɪn/


  1. (n) a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
  2. (n) (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
  3. (n) a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
  4. (n) (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
  5. (n) anything that acts as a restraint
  6. (n) a unit of length
  7. (n) British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
  8. (n) a series of hills or mountains
  9. (n) a linked or connected series of objects
  10. (n) a necklace made by a stringing objects together
  11. (v) connect or arrange into a chain by linking
  12. (v) fasten or secure with chains


  1. It was building seven more stores in six cities, stretching the chain from Manhattan to the Pacific Coast.
  2. Georgia had come to take Robert Elliott Burns back to one of its notorious chain gangs.
  3. Though I had even higher aspirations, apparently my mom was so impressed with my graduation from sixth grade that she bought me a gift: an incredibly cool gold-chain necklace.


  1. HCSO: Drunk driver charged in fatal, chain-reaction crash on Highway 6

    HOUSTON—A drunk driver caused a fatal chain-reaction crash on Highway 6 Saturday night, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Aaron Jaques, 22, was charged with intoxication manslaughter. Deputies said Aaron Jaques was speeding northbound in the 7500 block of North State Highway 6 around 11:30 p.m. when he slammed his Dodge Charger into the back of a slower moving pickup truck. The ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  2. Logility Congratulates The 2013 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Recipients

    Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, congratulates the 25 recipients of the annual Gartner Supply Chain Top 25, an honor that
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Chain Drive experience used to master mud

    HANCOCK — An early-morning rain made things a little more complicated on the Maasto Hiihto trails for Saturday's Keweenaw Chain Drive.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Daily Mining Gazette

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  1. "I'd love to do The Chain, I'd love to do Second Hand News," Crow said.
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Sheryl Crow Source: Ninemsn

  2. At that time General Jones-the "clown"-issued a public rebuke, saying that "it is better for military advice to come up through the chain of command."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Gen James L Jones Source: Newsweek

  3. "Our democracy depends upon institutions that are stronger than individuals," he said. "That includes strict adherence to the military chain of command and respect for civilian control over that chain of command."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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