chain

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
chain

Plural
chains

part of a chain
  1. A chain is a series of round pieces of material joined together to make a line.
    He got her a gold chain necklace for her birthday.
  2. A series of interconnected things.
    This led to an unfortunate chain of events.
  3. A chain of stores is a group of stores that all have the same name, such as McDonald's restaurants or GAP clothing stores.

Verb[change]

Plain form
chain

Third-person singular
chains

Past tense
chained

Past participle
chained

Present participle
chaining

  1. If you chain things together, you connect them in a line.
  2. If you chain A to B, you connect A to B with a chain.
    The dog was chained to the tree.