Synonyms for chain

Synonyms for (noun) chain

Synonyms: chain

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

Similar words: ligament

Definition: any connection or unifying bond


Synonyms: chain, strand, string

Definition: a necklace made by a stringing objects together

Usage: a string of beads; a strand of pearls;

Similar words: necklace

Definition: jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)


Synonyms: chain

Definition: anything that acts as a restraint

Similar words: restraint, constraint

Definition: a device that retards something's motion

Usage: the car did not have proper restraints fitted


Synonyms: chain

Definition: a linked or connected series of objects

Usage: a chain of daisies

Similar words: necklace

Definition: jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)


Synonyms: chain

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

Similar words: concern, business, business concern, business organisation, business organization

Definition: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

Usage: he bought his brother's business; a small mom-and-pop business; a racially integrated business concern


Synonyms: chain, concatenation

Definition: a series of things depending on each other as if linked together

Usage: the chain of command; a complicated concatenation of circumstances

Similar words: series

Definition: similar things placed in order or happening one after another

Usage: they were investigating a series of bank robberies


Synonyms: chain, chemical chain

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

Similar words: unit, building block

Definition: a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else

Usage: units of nucleic acids


Synonyms: range, range of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, chain, chain of mountains

Definition: a series of hills or mountains

Usage: the valley was between two ranges of hills; the plains lay just beyond the mountain range

Similar words: geological formation, formation

Definition: (geology) the geological features of the earth


Synonyms: Sir Ernst Boris Chain, Ernst Boris Chain, Chain

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

Similar words: biochemist

Definition: someone with special training in biochemistry


Synonyms: chain

Definition: a unit of length

Similar words: linear measure, linear unit

Definition: a unit of measurement of length

Synonyms for (verb) chain

Synonyms: chain

Definition: fasten or secure with chains

Usage: Chain the chairs together

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: chain

Definition: connect or arrange into a chain by linking

Similar words: set up, arrange

Definition: put into a proper or systematic order

Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order