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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chained, enchainedadjective

    bound with chains

    "enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones"; "prisoners in chains"


  1. chainedadjective

    bound with chains

  2. chainedadjective

    (of data items) linked in a chain


  1. Chained

    Chained is a 1968 single released by soul singer Marvin Gaye on the Tamla label. Written and produced by Frank Wilson, the song, much like his previous hit, "You", directed the singer towards a grittier and funkier musical element than his previous hits. His second non-duet solo hit after two years of, mostly, duet singles with the likes of Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell, the song talked about how he was just with his estranged lover and then the lover disappeared and the narrator hopes to bring her back home. The song was another top forty entry for Gaye peaking at number thirty-two on the chart while ascending to number eight R&B. The male background singing group, The Originals, would later collaborate with Gaye on their own singles such as "Baby I'm for Real" and "The Bells". The song was first recorded by actor Paul Petersen in 1967.


  1. chained

    Chained typically refers to something that is connected or linked in a series or sequence. It can apply to various contexts, such as objects physically attached with a chain, processes that follow one after another, or ideas that are interconnected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chained

    of Chain


  1. Chained

    Chained is a swimsuit line designed by Ryan Starr, which is currently in pre-production. According to InStyle Magazine, Starr signed a contract with Lord and Taylor to release her line when it is complete. Ryan has described the swimsuits as "rock-ish," with lots of studs and maybe a few chains, thus the name "Chained."

Anagrams for chained »

  1. echidna

  2. Echidna

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chained in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chained in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of chained in a Sentence

  1. Kendra Krieder:

    In the most extreme cases, Maung Soe're talking about someone kidnapped or tricked into working on a boat, physically beaten, chained, these situations would be called modern slavery by any measure.

  2. Brad PittBut Pitt:

    I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called, and you know, after that, we've been able to work together to sort this out. We're both doing our best.

  3. Andrea Hood:

    Before I knew what was even happening, I was in the back of the truck, chained to the bed of the truck, and with a pillowcase on my head and duct tape on my mouth.

  4. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

  5. Ashok Niyogi:

    Empty beer bottles, Crushed packets of Marlboro, Graffiti on stairwells, Blond stubble on heads stuffed with hate, Me, with my circumcised brown vision, Icy blood of undefined pedigree, I am marked for slaughter In the abattoir of the Gulag. I cower behind the Swastika Chained to my door.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. embark
    • B. jeopardize
    • C. conceal
    • D. deny

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