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I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago.
Bob Balaban

Meaning of "chain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHAIN

From Old French chaine, ultimately from Latin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHAIN

chain  [tʃeɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chain is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb chain in English.

WHAT DOES CHAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chain

Chain

A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links. Chains are usually made in one of two styles, according to their intended use: ▪ Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions ▪ Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chain. Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link which resembles a carabiner with a screw close rather than a latch.

Definition of chain in the English dictionary

The first definition of chain in the dictionary is a flexible length of metal links, used for confining, connecting, pulling, etc, or in jewellery. Other definition of chain is anything that confines, fetters, or restrains. Chain is also Also called: snow chains a set of metal links that fit over the tyre of a motor vehicle to increase traction and reduce skidding on an icy surface.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHAIN

PRESENT

Present
I chain
you chain
he/she/it chains
we chain
you chain
they chain
Present continuous
I am chaining
you are chaining
he/she/it is chaining
we are chaining
you are chaining
they are chaining
Present perfect
I have chained
you have chained
he/she/it has chained
we have chained
you have chained
they have chained
Present perfect continuous
I have been chaining
you have been chaining
he/she/it has been chaining
we have been chaining
you have been chaining
they have been chaining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I chained
you chained
he/she/it chained
we chained
you chained
they chained
Past continuous
I was chaining
you were chaining
he/she/it was chaining
we were chaining
you were chaining
they were chaining
Past perfect
I had chained
you had chained
he/she/it had chained
we had chained
you had chained
they had chained
Past perfect continuous
I had been chaining
you had been chaining
he/she/it had been chaining
we had been chaining
you had been chaining
they had been chaining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will chain
you will chain
he/she/it will chain
we will chain
you will chain
they will chain
Future continuous
I will be chaining
you will be chaining
he/she/it will be chaining
we will be chaining
you will be chaining
they will be chaining
Future perfect
I will have chained
you will have chained
he/she/it will have chained
we will have chained
you will have chained
they will have chained
Future perfect continuous
I will have been chaining
you will have been chaining
he/she/it will have been chaining
we will have been chaining
you will have been chaining
they will have been chaining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would chain
you would chain
he/she/it would chain
we would chain
you would chain
they would chain
Conditional continuous
I would be chaining
you would be chaining
he/she/it would be chaining
we would be chaining
you would be chaining
they would be chaining
Conditional perfect
I would have chain
you would have chain
he/she/it would have chain
we would have chain
you would have chain
they would have chain
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been chaining
you would have been chaining
he/she/it would have been chaining
we would have been chaining
you would have been chaining
they would have been chaining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you chain
we let´s chain
you chain
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to chain
Past participle
chained
Present Participle
chaining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHAIN


Bahrain
bɑːˈreɪn
brain
breɪn
campaign
kæmˈpeɪn
contain
kənˈteɪn
disenchain
ˌdɪsɪnˈtʃeɪn
domain
dəˈmeɪn
enchain
ɪnˈtʃeɪn
explain
ɪkˈspleɪn
gain
ɡeɪn
interchain
ˌɪntəˈtʃeɪn
jane
dʒeɪn
lain
leɪn
lane
leɪn
main
meɪn
Maine
meɪn
maintain
meɪnˈteɪn
multichain
ˌmʌltɪˈtʃeɪn
obtain
əbˈteɪn
pain
peɪn
unchain
ʌnˈtʃeɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHAIN

chai
chain drive
chain gang
chain grate
chain letter
chain lightning
chain mail
chain of command
chain printer
chain reaction
chain rule
chain saw
chain shot
chain smoker
chain stitch
chain store
chain wheel
chain-link fence
chain-react
chain-smoke

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHAIN

ball and chain
branched chain
daisy chain
door chain
drive chain
fast-food chain
food chain
grand chain
hain
heavy chain
hotel chain
long-chain
Markov chain
mountain chain
open chain
paper chain
Samhain
side chain
straight chain
supply chain

Synonyms and antonyms of chain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHAIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «chain» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of chain

Translation of «chain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHAIN

Find out the translation of chain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cadena
570 millions of speakers

English

chain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

श्रृंखला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِلْسِلَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цепь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corrente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শৃঙ্খল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chaîne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rantai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kette
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사슬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chain
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சங்கிலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शृंखला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zincir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łańcuch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ланцюг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lanț
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλυσίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ketting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kedja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjede
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chain

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAIN»

The term «chain» is very widely used and occupies the 3.626 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chain» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chain» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chain

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chain.
1
Joe Arpaio
Everything I did in the jails - chain gangs, everything - I haven't changed the policy. I did it, I stand by it, and I'm not going to change.
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Bob Balaban
I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago.
3
Peter Benchley
Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain.
4
Yehuda Berg
With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat?
5
Annie Besant
Karma brings us ever back to rebirth, binds us to the wheel of births and deaths. Good Karma drags us back as relentlessly as bad, and the chain which is wrought out of our virtues holds as firmly and as closely as that forged from our vices.
6
Andrew Bird
I've always been fascinated and stared at maps for hours as a kid. I've especially been most intrigued by the uninhabited or lonelier places on the planet. Like Greenland, for instance, or just recently flying over Alaska and a chain of icy, mountainous islands, uninhabited.
7
Wade Boggs
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
8
Paul D. Boyer
This led to the discovery that long chain fatty acids would remarkably stabilize serum albumin to heat denaturation, and would even reverse the denaturation by heat or concentrated urea solutions.
9
William Henry Bragg
Sound is a movement which is handed on from atom to atom in a gas through which the sound is passing, just as a chain of workers pass buckets of water to a fire. The quicker the workers move their hands and arms, the quicker the water moves.
10
Jimmy Breslin
Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHAIN»

Discover the use of chain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Basics of Supply Chain Management
Those who master it gain a competitive edge. Therefore, SCM means money and jobs. The Basics of Supply Chain Management will give you the tools you need to master this crucial subject. Features
Lawrence D. Fredendall, Ed Hill, 2000
2
International Logistics and Supply Chain Outsourcing: From ...
A guide to the use of outsourcing logistics and supply chain operations.
Alan Rushton, Steve Walker, 2007
3
Advanced Supply Chain Management: How to Build a Sustained ...
This book illustrates four levels of evolution, from the beginning stages to the most advanced techniques and processes. Each level is described so a firm can calibrate itself and determine what work remains to be done.
Charles C. Poirier, 1999
4
Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second ...
Building upon the foundations of the first edition, Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second Edition details the software toolsets and suites driving integration in the areas of customer management, manufacturing, ...
David Frederick Ross, 2010
5
Adaptive Supply Chain Management
Adaptive Supply Chain Management develops new viewpoints on the SCM goal paradigm, problem semantics, and decision-making support.
Dmitry Ivanov, Boris Sokolov, 2009
6
Handbook of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition
This volume introduces or emphasizes the supply chain management topics that have grown in visibility or prominence since the publication of the first edition.
James B. Ayers, 2006
7
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
This edition presents the most recent critical developments in the field, such as cases from emerging healthcare and the service industries as well as procure-to-pay redesign, supply risk, innovation, sustainability, and collaboration.
Robert Monczka, Robert Handfield, Larry Giunipero, 2011
8
Supply Chain Management: Text and Cases
Janat Shah brings all his experience and knowledge of supply chain management to this book to present the reader with the concepts, using examples, caselets and case studies from the Indian context.
Janat Shah, 2009
9
The Supply Chain Handbook
The Supply Chain Handbook brings together a team of 23 experts from management, engineering, technology, consulting, and academic backgrounds.
James A. Tompkins, Dale A. Harmelink, 2004
10
Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management: Case Studies, ...
The Handbook of Supply Chain Risk Management brings together more than 30 international authors to provide a set of best practices, processes, tools and techniques, supported by cases and illustrative examples, that can be adopted to ...
Omera Khan, George A. Zsidisin, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chain is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Driver charged after chain reaction collision
A Dodge Charger Sarnia police cruiser is pictured in this Observer file photo. The Sarnia Police Services Board approved the purchase of ... «Sarnia Observer, Jul 15»
2
Whataburger fast-food chain asks customers not to open carry …
The president of the Texas-based Whataburger fast-food chain, which has 12 locations in Alabama, has issued a statement reiterating the ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
3
Sweetgreen builds a brand beyond a bowl of greens
A salad chain dreamed up by three college seniors is shaking up the restaurant business, and building a brand that goes beyond fresh salads. «CBS News, Jul 15»
4
Man attacked with dog chain in Exchange Square
A passerby rang 999 to say that a man was bleeding from the head after being hit by another man with a dog chain near Corporation Street. «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
5
Two public hearings scheduled on controversial Essex Chain Lakes …
The proposed Essex Chain Lakes Management Complex includes a new community-connector snowmobile trail, paddling access, and bicycle ... «North Country Public Radio, Jul 15»
6
The Right Software Creates A More Sophisticated Supply Chain
The past was a simpler time for distribution operations. Technology was relatively straightforward. The supply chain wasn't “always on.” There ... «Manufacturing.net, Jul 15»
7
New: Supply Chain and Logistics Newsletter
A new free monthly Supply Chain and Logistics Newsletter has been launched by the Food Manufacture Group. «FoodManufacture.co.uk, Jul 15»
8
Famous ice cream chain ready to open restaurant in Coventry
Creams Cafe will be opening in the city centre next week - creating more than 15 new jobs. The new restaurant in Swanswell Street will have ... «Coventry Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
85°C cafe chain gets $42775 bill for paying workers $12 an hour
A Taiwanese cafe chain has been caught paying its Australian workers as little as $12 an hour, prompting the workplace watchdog to warn ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
10
Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ
The “no” vote in Greece raises serious and immediate questions for foreign exporters that send goods into the country. The WSJ's Juliet Samuel ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»

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