What does chains mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irons, chains(noun)

    metal shackles; for hands or legs

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. chains

    Plural noun of the word chain.

    The new bridge design had a series of metal chains connecting some parts of the bridge.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2016  

Suggested Resources

  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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say chains in sign language?

  1. chains

Numerology

  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. Jo Stanley:

    We have nothing to lose but our chains

  2. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:

    I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.

  3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

  4. Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract:

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

  5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

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

Images & Illustrations of chains

  1. chainschainschainschainschains

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