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There are 12 meanings of the word Chain.

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Chain - as a noun

A series of things depending on each other as if linked together

Example: "The chain of command"

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British biochemist (born in germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by sir alexander fleming (1906-1979)

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ernst boris chainsir ernst boris chain

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

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chemical chain
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building blockunit4
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A series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

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

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business10business concernbusiness organisationbusiness organizationconcern11
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Anything that acts as a restraint

A unit of length

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linear measurelinear unit
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A series of hills or mountains

Example: "The valley was between two ranges of hills"

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chain of mountainsmountain chainmountain rangerange6range of mountains
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formation14geological formation
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A linked or connected series of objects

Example: "A chain of daisies"

A necklace made by stringing objects together

Example: "A string of beads"

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Chain - as a verb

Connect or arrange into a chain by linking

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
arrange8set up
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Fasten or secure with chains

Example: "Chain the chairs together"

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Example Sentences

"She wore a gold chain around her neck."
"The prisoner was led away in chains."
"I need to fix the broken links in my bicycle chain."
"They secured the boat with a heavy chain."
"He bought a beautiful silver chain as a gift."
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Word Game Points

Is CHAIN a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, chain is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

CHAIN has a SCRABBLE points total of 10.

Is CHAIN a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, chain is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
CHAIN has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 11.

Is CHAIN a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, chain is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
CHAIN has a WORDFEUD points total of 11.

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