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Another word for chain

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Noun
  1. Something that physically confines the legs or arms.

      1. A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
      2. To shackle or fetter.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. The act of restraining:
      2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
      3. An influence that inhibits or restrains:
      1. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,538°C; boiling point 2,861°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6.
      2. An implement made of iron alloy or similar metal, especially a bar heated for use in branding, curling hair, or cauterizing.
      3. Great hardness or strength; firmness:
      1. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
      2. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
      3. To cause to limp.
      1. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
      2. To put handcuffs on (a person).
      3. To restrain or render ineffective.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
    See also:

    free

  2. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other

      1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      2. An inherent, often contrasting quality:
      3. A ray or flash of light:
      1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
      2. A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles.
      3. The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit.
      1. A staff of attendants or followers; a retinue.
      2. A group of related things intended to be used together; a set.
      3. A set of matching furniture:
      1. The act or process of following in order or sequence.
      2. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence:
      3. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, or position.
      1. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
      2. A strand or cord of such material.
      3. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
      1. A number of objects or events arranged or coming one after the other in succession.
      2. A set of stamps, coins, or currency issued in a particular period.
      3. A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration:
      1. A following of one thing after another; succession.
      2. An order of succession; an arrangement.
      3. A related or continuous series.
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
      2. A continuous series; a sequence:
      3. A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
      1. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
      2. The movement of such a group.
      3. Origination; emanation:
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. Development in a particular way; progress:
      2. Movement in time; duration:
      3. The direction of continuing movement:
      1. A sequence or succession.
      2. The relation of consequent to antecedent; deduction.
    See also:

    order

Verb
  1. To restrict the activity or free movement of

      1. To tie an animal's or someone's feet together; originally all four legs of a quadruped.
      2. (figuratively) To render helpless.
      1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
      2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
      3. A vertically set fishing net of three layers, consisting of a finely meshed net between two nets of coarse mesh.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
      2. A strap or cord attached to a harness worn by a small child, used to prevent the child from wandering off.
      3. A strap, cord, or other line used to keep an object close to its user or in a designated location.
      1. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
      2. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
      3. To cause to limp.
      1. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
      2. To put handcuffs on (a person).
      3. To restrain or render ineffective.
      1. Any of the tendons at the rear hollow of the human knee.
      2. The hamstring muscle.
      3. The large tendon in the back of the hock of a quadruped.
      1. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
      2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
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    help

    free

Another word for chain

Noun
  1. A series of links

      1. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
      2. A strap or cord attached to a harness worn by a small child, used to prevent the child from wandering off.
      3. A strap, cord, or other line used to keep an object close to its user or in a designated location.
      1. An ornamental band or chain encircling the wrist or arm.
      2. Something, such as a handcuff, that resembles a wrist ornament.
      1. An ornament worn around the neck.
      2. Something felt to resemble this neck ornament, as in shape:
      1. The act of connecting.
      2. The state of being connected.
      3. One that connects; a link:
      1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
      2. A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles.
      3. The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit.
      1. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
      2. A strand or cord of such material.
      3. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
      1. A strong, large-diameter, heavy steel or fiber rope.
      2. Something that resembles such steel or fiber rope.
      3. A bound or sheathed group of mutually insulated conductors.
  2. A sequence

      1. a linking together or being linked together in a series
      2. a series of things or events regarded as causally or dependently connected
      1. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
      2. A strand or cord of such material.
      3. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
      1. A number of objects or events arranged or coming one after the other in succession.
      2. A set of stamps, coins, or currency issued in a particular period.
      3. A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration:
      1. The act or process of following in order or sequence.
      2. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence:
      3. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, or position.
Verb
  1. To fasten

      1. A rope, chain, strap, or cord for keeping an animal within a certain radius.
      2. A similar ropelike restraint used as a safety measure, as for a young child or an astronaut outside a spacecraft.
      3. A rope, chain, cable, or other line for restraining or securing an object:
      1. Free from danger or attack:
      2. Free from risk of loss; safe:
      3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized persons:
      1. To fasten, secure, or join:
      2. To connect as an adjunct or associated condition or part:
      3. To affix or append; add:
      1. To join or fasten together:
      2. To associate or consider as related:
      3. To join to or by means of a communications circuit:
  2. To bind

      1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
      2. To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
      3. To restrict in movement:
      1. A temporary immobilization, as of traffic, work, or mechanical operation.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.