- n metal shackles; for hands or legs
- n a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
- n (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
- n a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
- n (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
- n anything that acts as a restraint
- n a unit of length
- n British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
- n a series of hills or mountains
- n a linked or connected series of objects
- n a necklace made by a stringing objects together;
- v connect or arrange into a chain by linking
- v fasten or secure with chains
- McKinney told the court that the chains, fur-lined manacles, rope, chloroform and wedding trousseau complete with "pink feathers and see-through nighties" were all props for the .
- Big chains put new zip into a fusty trade Once upon a time book retailing was about as exciting as watching haircuts.
- With the world in a turmoil of liberation movements, what woman would want to be in chains? A lot of women, that's who, and so chains are among the hottest fashion accessories of .
- Martin Luther King in Joliet Herald News
Bouey's favorite part of the speech is right in the beginning, when King said, "But 100 years later, the negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the negro is still sadly crippled by the manacle of segregation and the chains of...
- Terrell Owens in International Herald Tribune
It's no secret, when I get involved, we move the chains. When I don't, we're more stagnant in our offense,Owens said.