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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chain, v. t. [imp. p. p. Chained 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : bound with chains; "enchained demons strained in anger to
            gnaw on his bones"; "prisoners in chains" [syn: enchained,
             in chains(p)]