What does link mean?

Definitions for link

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word link.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. link, nexusnoun

    the means of connection between things linked in series

  2. link, linkup, tie, tie-innoun

    a fastener that serves to join or connect

    "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"

  3. connection, link, connectednessnoun

    the state of being connected

    "the connection between church and state is inescapable"

  4. connection, connexion, linknoun

    a connecting shape

  5. linknoun

    a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain

  6. linknoun

    (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

  7. liaison, link, contact, inter-group communicationnoun

    a channel for communication between groups

    "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

  8. radio link, linknoun

    a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network

  9. link, data linkverb

    an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data

  10. associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connectverb

    make a logical or causal connection

    "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"

  11. connect, link, tie, link upverb

    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

    "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"

  12. connect, link, link up, join, uniteverb

    be or become joined or united or linked

    "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"

  13. yoke, linkverb

    link with or as with a yoke

    "yoke the oxen together"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Linknoun

    Etymology: gelencke, German.

    The Roman state, whose course will yet go on
    The way it takes, cracking ten thousand curbs
    Of more strong links asunder, than can ever
    Appear in your impediment. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    The moral of that poetical fiction, that the uppermost link of all the series of subordinate causes, is fastened to Jupiter’s chair, signifies an useful truth. Matthew Hale.

    Truths hang together in a chain of mutual dependance; you cannot draw one link without attracting others. Joseph Glanvill.

    While she does her upward flight sustain,
    Touching each link of the continued chain,
    At length she is oblig’d and forc’d to see
    A first, a source, a life, a deity. Matthew Prior.

    Make a link of horse hair very strong, and fasten it to the end of the stick that springs. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
    Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. William Shakespeare.

    I feel
    The link of nature draw me; flesh of flesh,
    Bone of my bone thou art. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.

    Fire, flood and earth, and air, by this were bound,
    And love, the common link, the new creation crown’d. John Dryden, Knight’s Tale.

    The thread and train of consequences in intellective ratiocination is often long, and chained together by divers links, which cannot be done in imaginative ratiocination by some attributed to brutes. Matthew Hale.

    Though I have here only chosen this single link of martyrs, I might find out others among those names which are still extant, that delivered down this account of our Saviour in a successive tradition. Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.

    O, thou art an everlasting bonefire light; thou hast saved me a thousand marks in links and torches, walking with thee in the night betwixt tavern and tavern. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Whereas history should be the torch of truth, he makes her in divers places a fulginous link of lies. James Howell.

    Round as a globe, and liquor’d every chink,
    Goodly and great he sails behind his link. Dryden.

    One that bore a link
    On a sudden clapp’d his flaming cudgel,
    Like Linstock, to the horse’s touch-hole. Hudibras, p. ii.

    There was no link to colour Peter’s hat;
    And Walter’s dagger was not come from sheathing. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Linkverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Descending tread us down
    Thus drooping; or with linked thunderbolts
    Transfix us to the bottom of this gulph. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Against eating cares,
    Lap me in soft Lydian airs;
    Married to immortal verse,
    Such as the meeting soul may pierce
    In notes, with many a winding bought
    Of linked sweetness long drawn out. John Milton.

    They’re so link’d in friendship,
    That young prince Edward marries Warwick’s daughter. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. iii.

    Link towns to towns with avenues of oak,
    Inclose whole downs in walls, ’tis all a joke. Alexander Pope, Hor.

    So from the first eternal order ran,
    And creature link’d to creature, man to man. Alexander Pope.

    They make an offer of themselves into the service of that enemy, with whose servants they link themselves in so near a bond. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    Be advised for the best,
    Ere thou thy daughter link in holy band
    Of wedlock, to that new unknown guest. Fairy Queen.

    Blood in princes link’d not in such sort,
    As that it is of any pow’r to tye. Samuel Daniel, Civil War.

    New hope to spring
    Out of despair; joy, but with fear yet link’d. John Milton.

    God has linkt our hopes and our duty together. Dec. of Pi.

    So gracious hath God been to us, as to link together our duty and our interest, and to make those very things the instances of our obedience, which are the natural means and causes of our happiness. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    These things are linked, and, as it were, chained one to another: we labour to eat, and we eat to live, and we live to do good; and the good which we do is as seed sown, with reference unto a future harvest. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Tell me, which part it does necessitate?
    Ill chuse the other; there I’ll link th’ effect;
    A chain, which fools to catch themselves project! Dryd.

    By which chain of ideas thus visibly linked together in train, i.e. each intermediate idea agreeing on each side with those two, it is immediately placed between, the ideas of men and self-determination appear to be connected. John Locke.


  1. Link

    Link is the twenty-ninth single by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on July 20, 2005. It is the second track by the band to be used in the Fullmetal Alchemist anime franchise, following "Ready Steady Go", used as the opening theme to the feature-length film Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa. The second track "Promised Land 2005" is a remake of an old song by their self-cover band P'unk-en-Ciel. The single reached number 2 on the Oricon chart.


  1. link

    In computing, a link typically refers to a connection between two points or an element in a website or document that leads to another website or document, often in the form of an URL (Uniform Resource Locator). It's also known as a hyperlink. In the context of networks or social sciences, a link could represent a connection or relationship between two entities. In the physical world, links could refer to the individual, interconnected elements of a chain. So, a general definition of a link would be: a connection or a relationship between two things.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linknoun

    a torch made of tow and pitch, or the like

  2. Linknoun

    a single ring or division of a chain

  3. Linknoun

    hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond

  4. Linknoun

    anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair

  5. Linknoun

    any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained

  6. Linknoun

    any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion

  7. Linknoun

    the length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4

  8. Linknoun

    a bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction

  9. Linknoun

    sausages; -- because linked together

  10. Linkverb

    to connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple

  11. Linkverb

    to be connected

  12. Etymology: [See Linch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Link

    lingk, n. a ring of a chain: anything connecting: a single part of a series: the 1100th part of the chain, a measure used in surveying, &c. (see Chain).—v.t. to connect as by a link: to join in confederacy.—v.i. to be connected.—n. Link′-mō′tion, a system of pieces pivoted together, describing definite curves in the same plane or in parallel planes.—Missing link, any point or fact needed to complete a series or a chain of argument: (zool.) a conjectural form of animal life, supposed necessary to complete the chain of evolution from some simian to the human animal: (coll.) an ape, monkey, or apish-looking man. [A.S. hlence; Ice. hlekkr, Ger. gelenk, a joint.]

  2. Link

    lingk, n. a light or torch of pitch and tow.—ns. Link′boy, Link′man, a boy or man who carries such to light travellers. [Prob. corr. from Dut. lont, a match; cf. Scot. lunt, Dan. lunte.]

  3. Link

    lingk, n. a crook or winding of a river.—n.pl. Links, a stretch of flat or gently undulating ground along a sea-shore, on which the game of golf is played. [A.S. hlinc, a ridge of land, a bank.]

  4. Link

    lingk, v.i. (Scot.) to go quickly.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. link

    1. A behavioral, physical, or functional relationship between nodes. 2. In communications, a general term used to indicate the existence of communications facilities between two points. 3. A maritime route, other than a coastal or transit route, which links any two or more routes. See also node.

Editors Contribution

  1. link

    A circuit that connects.

    The link at the telephone exchange was very efficient and effective.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

  2. link

    A form of telecommunications connection.

    The website link works efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2020  

  3. link

    To connect.

    They did connect so beautifully and were very joyful to arrange their wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LINK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Link is ranked #1627 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Link surname appeared 22,137 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Link.

    91.2% or 20,198 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 963 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 403 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 301 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 179 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 91 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'link' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2625

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'link' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2625

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'link' in Nouns Frequency: #629

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'link' in Verbs Frequency: #289

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of link in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of link in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of link in a Sentence

  1. Union High School District:

    We have no reported cases that link any of our students or school community to the coronavirus.

  2. Mohieddine Kronfol:

    The link between the two however is understandably very strong.

  3. Michael Collins:

    I liken it to a daisy chain, long and very fragile daisy chain, it emanates from Cape Canaveral, and then it goes out into space and around the moon and circles it back in. And it's got all these links in it, and if one link fails, well, all the rest downstream are useless. So for eight days, to and from, there was always one thing coming up, the next big event which could ruin you, be the end of you. That was how it worked.

  4. The Marine:

    At IOC, the F-35B targeted in real time, talked to forward air controllers over the radio and data-link, and put weapons on target. The F-35B can provide close air support in threat environments where our current platforms would not survive, and the synthetic aperture radar gives us a through-the-weather targeting capability where the majority of our legacy targeting systems are simply ineffective.

  5. Martin Foley:

    The NSW link is still our primary line of investigation for this outbreak, we expect genomic testing to come through very shortly.

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Translations for link

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  • رابط, روابطArabic
  • enllaç, vincle, link, baula, torxa, enllaçar, vinclar, lligarCatalan, Valencian
  • propojení, odkaz, článek, spojení, odkazovatCzech
  • forbindelse, led, link, sammenkæde, forbinde, kædeDanish
  • Hyperlink, Verknüpfung, Link, Verbindung, verknüpfen, verlinken, linken, verbindenGerman
  • ĉenero, ligiloEsperanto
  • lazo, enlace, hipervínculo, hiperenlace, vínculo, eslabónSpanish
  • پیوند, حلقه, لینک, اتصال, پیوستن, ارتباط دادنPersian
  • linkki, sidos, yhteys, yhdistääFinnish
  • hypertexte, chaînon, rapport, lien, maillon, connexion, hyperlien, relier, lier, flambeau, torcheFrench
  • keppeling, ferbiningWestern Frisian
  • nascIrish
  • ligazón, elo, hiperligazónGalician
  • קישור, חוליה, קשרHebrew
  • kapcsolódás, hivatkozás, link, láncszem, kapcsolat, összekapcsolHungarian
  • pranala, menghubungkanIndonesian
  • ligilo, hiperligiloIdo
  • legame, collegamento, link, maglia, rapporto, connessione, anello, lega, connettere, linkare, collegareItalian
  • קישורHebrew
  • リンクJapanese
  • pranalaJavanese
  • 링크, 연결Korean
  • шилтеме, шилтөөKyrgyz
  • linkLatin
  • posms, saite, saikneLatvian
  • врска, алка, хиперврска, сврзува, врзува, поврзуваMacedonian
  • pautanMalay
  • relatie, verbinding, link, koppeling, schakel, verwijzing, schalm, linken, toorts, fakkel, verbinden, flambouwDutch
  • æрвитæнOssetian, Ossetic
  • hiperłącze, ogniwo, linkPolish
  • link, ligação, vínculo, elo, ligarPortuguese
  • hyperlink, legăturăRomanian
  • гиперссылка, звено, ссылка, связь, линк, связыватьRussian
  • länk, anknytning, hyperlänk, länkaSwedish
  • посиланняUkrainian
  • لنکUrdu
  • hårdêye, loyénWalloon
  • 链接Chinese

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    an impression that something might be the case
    A reciprocal
    B hunch
    C snap
    D flair

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