Link - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lɪŋk|  American pronunciation of the word link
Brit.  |lɪŋk|  British pronunciation of the word link


- the means of connection between things linked in series (syn: nexus)
- a fastener that serves to join or connect (syn: linkup, tie, tie-in)
the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction
- the state of being connected (syn: connectedness, connection)
- a connecting shape (syn: connection, connexion)
- a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
- (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
- a channel for communication between groups (syn: contact, liaison)
- a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
- an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data


- make a logical or causal connection (syn: associate, colligate, connect, link up, relate, tie in)
- connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces (syn: connect, link up, tie)
- be or become joined or united or linked (syn: connect, join, link up, unite)
The travelers linked up again at the airport
- link with or as with a yoke (syn: yoke)

Extra examples

The railway line links the two towns together.

The prisoners were linked to each other by irons around their legs.

A love of nature links the two poets.

Exactly how do we link words to objects?

Strong family ties still linked them together.

The pipe must be linked to the cold water supply.

The climbers were linked together by ropes.

A long bridge links Venice and the mainland.

He walked with her, linking arms (=putting his arm around her arm).

He denied reports linking him to Colombian drug dealers.

Pay increases will now be linked to performance.

Local terminals are linked to the central computer.

There are a number of links between the two theories.

The company has strong links with big investors.

Organizers of the project hope that international links will be forged.

Phrasal verbs

link up  — be or become joined or united or linked

Word forms

I/you/we/they: link
he/she/it: links
present participle: linking
past tense: linked
past participle: linked
singular: link
plural: links
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