chained

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chain \Chain\, verb (used with an object) [imp. p. p. {Chained} (ch[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chaining}.]

1. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.

Chained behind the hostile car. --Prior.

2. To keep in slavery; to enslave.

And which more blest? who chained his country, say Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day? --Pope.

3. To unite closely and strongly.

And in this vow do chain my soul to thine. --Shak.

4. (Surveying) To measure with the chain.

5. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

chained \chained\ adjective bound with chains; as, prisoners chained together to prevent escape.

Syn: enchained, in chains(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

chained

adjective

1: bound with chains; "enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones"; "prisoners in chains" [syn: {chained}, {enchained}]


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