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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irons, chains(noun)

    metal shackles; for hands or legs


  1. Chains

    "Chains" is a song composed by the Brill Building husband-and-wife songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was a major hit for Little Eva’s backing singers, the Cookies, and later covered by the Beatles.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chains

    chief town of the French dep. of Haute Vienne, where Richard Coeur de Lion was mortally wounded in 1199 by a shot with an arrow.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chains

    Broad and thick planks projecting horizontally from the ship's outside, to which they are fayed and bolted, abreast of and somewhat behind the masts. They are formed to project the chain-plate, and give the lower rigging greater out-rig or spread, free from the top-sides of the ship, thus affording greater security and support to the masts, as well as to prevent the shrouds from damaging the gunwale, or being hurt by rubbing against it. Of course they are respectively designated fore, main, and mizen. They are now discontinued in many ships, the eyes being secured to the timber-heads, and frequently within the gunwale to the stringers or lower shelf-pieces above the water-way.--In the chains, applies to the leadsman who stands on the channels between two shrouds to heave the hand-lead.

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  1. chains

    Song lyrics by chains -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by chains on the Lyrics.com website.

Anagrams for Chains »

  1. cash in, chinas, in cash

How to pronounce Chains?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Chains in sign language?

  1. chains


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chains in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chains in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Chains in a Sentence

  1. Roch Marc Kabore as president:

    I take this opportunity to institute a rich social dialogue with the Burkinabe people so that together we can break the chains of misery and make a strong dignified and respected nation.

  2. John Logan:

    I think that's one of the major reasons chains are reluctant to do the switch.

  3. Ganesh Shankar Upadhyay:

    Workers here are interlinked like chains. We are being intelligent and not being swept in by their false propaganda.

  4. Anand Menon:

    There is a certain logic to saying let's deal with both economic disruptions at once, from supply chains to the way that all of the economy is run, everything is going to have a change as a result of this virus. So, even though the two things are not really related and might make the other worse, I can see some logic politically in doing it all at the same time.

  5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.

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