- n. 束缚；链条；链；(一)连串；连锁店（常用复数）
- vt. 束缚；用铁链锁住
- [C]链,锁链 (length of) connected metal links or rings, used for hauling or supporting weights or for fastening or restraining things
- [C]一系列的事物 series of connected things
- [C]联号,连锁店或旅馆 group of shops or hotels owned by the same company
- [P]束缚 thing that confines or restrains
- vt. 用铁链锁住 make fast with a chain or chains
- vt. 束缚 bind down
a series of things depending on each other as if linked together;
"the chain of command"
"a complicated concatenation of circumstances"
(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
anything that acts as a restraint
a unit of length
British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
a series of hills or mountains;
"the valley was between two ranges of hills"
"the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
a linked or connected series of objects;
"a chain of daisies"
a necklace made by a stringing objects together;
"a string of beads"
"a strand of pearls"
connect or arrange into a chain by linking
fasten or secure with chains;
"Chain the chairs together"
- Though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain.
- She wore a silver chain around her neck.
- He detached a link from a chain.
- The Government fear the strike may produce a chain reaction in other industries.
- He is chained to his work.
- She had a silver peace symbol hanging from a chain around her neck.
- She wore a gold chain round her neck.
- The criminals were paraded in chains through the crowded streets.
- Penologists condemn the practice of using chain gangs.
- Man is born free yet, everywhere he is in chains.
- There are so many chain stores around that the shops in one town are often exactly the same as the shops in another.
- With whispers and chain letters they spread the word.
- If you are a chain smoker you may get lung cancer.
- One link broken, the whole chain is broken.
- Each link that makes up a chain is equally important.
- The chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
- She chained the door.
- They chained the prisoners.
- He chained the dog for the night.
- That one was soon chained, and the two men left.
- a chain reaction
连锁反应 series of events each of which causes the next
- chain down (v.+adv.)
拴住,束缚 make fast with a chain or chains
chain sb/sth ⇔ down
I didn't want to chain you down, feel free to use your own ideas.
Don't worry about the heavy load; it's chained down.
I feel chained down with a wife, a house and children.
- chain to (v.+prep.)
〈非正〉拴住,束缚 confine with a chain
chain sb/sth to sb/sth
She chained the wolf securely to the post.
He chained his bicycle to the post.
In former times, prisoners were chained to one another.
My mother always complained of being chained to the house.
Mother is chained to housework.
Too many women feel chained to the kitchen sink.
With a sick husband, she was chained to the house all day.
Through all that lovely summer,I remained chained to my desk.
- chain up (v.+adv.)
拴住 confine with a chain
chain sb/sth ⇔ up
His father chained him up.
Of course the dog makes such a noise; the poor creature is chained up all day.
- break a chain 打碎铁链
- fasten a chain 系紧锁链
- pull the chain 冲洗厕所
- shake off one's chains 摆脱锁链
- tighten a chain 拉紧锁链
- anchor chain 锚链
- bicycle chain 自行车链
- department-store chain 联营百货商店
- engineer's chain 工程师的测链
- family chains 家庭约束
- gold chain 金链
- hotel chain 连锁旅馆
- human chain 一长列人
- iron chain 铁链
- mountain chain 山峦
- restaurant chain 联营餐馆
- the island chains 岛屿群
- tire chain 轮胎防滑链
- watch chain 表链
- a chain of events 一连串的事件
- a chain of misfortunes 一连串的灾祸
- put chains on 给…上防滑链
- a chain on sb's mind 思想上的束缚
- chain one's attention to sb 全神贯注于某人
- chain the dog 用铁链把狗拴起来
- chain the door 把门用铁链锁好
- chain the prisoners 把囚犯用铁链锁住
- chain sb to a decision 使某人受一决定的限制
To bottomless perdition, there to dwell In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire.出自： Milton
Is life so dear..as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?出自： P. Henry
- a chain of, a series of
- 这二者都有“一连串”的意思,但意义有所不同。a series of只表示数量,而a chain of含“前因后果”的意味。例如:
- It awakens a series of associations of ideas.
- Their acts set off a chain of revolts through- out the country.
- a man in chains 上镣铐的人
- a chainman 测链员
- ☆ 1300年左右进入英语，直接源自古法语的chaeine；最初源自古典拉丁语的catena，意为链条。