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Entry Word: chain
Function: noun
Text: 1 a series of things linked together <the chain of events that led the American colonies to seek independence from Great Britain>
Synonyms concatenation, progression, sequence, string, train
Related Words chain reaction; belt, circle, cycle; continuum, gamut, scale, spectrum; flow, river, stream; file, line, queue, row, succession
2 something that makes movement or progress more difficult <this community will grow and prosper only after it has thrown off the chains of ignorance and prejudice> -- see ENCUMBRANCE
3 something that physically prevents free movement <chains on the prisoner's ankles> -- see BOND 1