Synonyms of chain


1. chain, concatenation, series

usage: a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"

2. chain, chemical chain, unit, building block

usage: (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

3. chain, ligament

usage: a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

4. chain, business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation

usage: (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

5. chain, restraint, constraint

usage: anything that acts as a restraint

6. chain, linear unit, linear measure

usage: a unit of length

7. Chain, Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris Chain

usage: British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)

8. range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains, geological formation, formation

usage: a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

9. chain, necklace

usage: a linked or connected series of objects; "a chain of daisies"

10. chain, string, strand, necklace

usage: a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";


1. chain, arrange, set up

usage: connect or arrange into a chain by linking

2. chain, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"

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Definition and meaning of chain (Dictionary)