Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun chain

10 senses of chain

Sense 1
chain, concatenation -- (a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances")
       => series -- (similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies")

Sense 2
chain, chemical chain -- ((chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule))
       => unit, building block -- (a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids")

Sense 3
chain -- (a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament)
       => ligament -- (any connection or unifying bond)

Sense 4
chain -- ((business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership)
       => business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation -- (a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern")

Sense 5
chain -- (anything that acts as a restraint)
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 6
chain -- (a unit of length)
       => linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Sense 7
Chain, Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris Chain -- (British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979))
       INSTANCE OF=> biochemist -- (someone with special training in biochemistry)

Sense 8
range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains -- (a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range")
       => geological formation, formation -- ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Sense 9
chain -- (a linked or connected series of objects; "a chain of daisies")
       => necklace -- (jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women))

Sense 10
chain, string, strand -- (a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";)
       => necklace -- (jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women))

Antonyms of verb chain

1 of 2 senses of chain

Sense 2
chain -- (fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together")
       Antonym of unchain (Sense 1)
      => unchain -- (remove the chains from)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb chain

2 senses of chain

Sense 1
chain -- (connect or arrange into a chain by linking)
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 2
chain -- (fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

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