Word family noun link linkage verb link
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
linklink1 /lɪŋk/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL verb 1 be linked2 CONNECTED WITHmake connection [transitive] to make a connection between two or more things or people A love of nature links the two something/somebody to/with something Exactly how do we link words to objects?link somebody/something together Strong family ties still linked them together.3 join [transitive] to physically join two or more things, people, or places SYN connectlink something/somebody to/with something The pipe must be linked to the cold water somebody/something together The climbers were linked together by something and something A long bridge links Venice and the mainland. He walked with her, linking arms (=putting his arm around her arm).4 CONNECTED WITHshow connection [transitive] to show or say that there is a connection between two people, situations, or thingslink something/somebody to/with something He denied reports linking him to Colombian drug dealers.5 make something depend on something [transitive] to make one thing or situation depend on another thing or situationlink something to something Pay increases will now be linked to performance. index-linked6 JOIN something TOGETHERconnect equipment [transitive] (also link up) to connect computers, broadcast systems etc, so that electronic messages can be sent between themlink something to/with something Local terminals are linked to the central computer.7 Internet [intransitive] to set up a link to a website or webpage How can I find out who has linked to my blog? link in link up
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Examples from the Corpus
linkThe Channel Tunnel has linked Britain with mainland Europe for the first time.The Brooklyn Bridge links Brooklyn and Manhattan.Batangas and Puerto Galera are linked by a ferry service which runs twice daily.Smoking takes place in a smoke house which is linked by a pipe to a firebox.The two TV stations are linked by satellite.A private television circuit will link Clinton with his questioners.Nigel Clough was instructed to link in attack with Shearer.State and Campus Networks State and campus networks link into regional networks.Interstate 5 links San Diego and Los Angeles.The health department has linked several cases of food poisoning with contaminated shellfish.Police are linking the availability of alcohol and a recent rise in the number of teenage arrests.For centuries farmers have linked the behavior of animals and plants to changes in the weather.There's a fault in the wire that links the printer with the computer.They are planning a new high-speed railway to link the two capitals.There is an underwater telephone cable linking the two islands.An intense concern for human rights links the two poets.Busy traffic very soon humanized these inland seas, linking their coasts, their civilizations and their history.The college provides technology to all faculty members and students to link them to the Internet.All the PCs in the office are linked to a main server.GISs allow geographically oriented information about disease distribution and occurrence to be visually and analytically linked to images of the environment.It is also linked to Lotus, so that information needs can be addressed in different formats.This is closely linked to their passivity: it does not occur to them that they could make changes in their world.His name has been linked with several famous actresses since he and his wife separated last somebody/something togetherThe institution links Jews from all communities and all nations together.linking armsHe walked between us, linking arms.They were just having a peaceful protest, sitting there and linking arms: no threats or fear of violence.They stood together for a moment in the doorway, linking arms proudly.The two-minute video shows the protesters casually entering the office before linking arms through the tubes. link something to somethingCongress may link a country's trade status to its human rights something to/with somethingAll of our computer workstations are linked to a main server.The study links the gene to an increased risk of cancer.He was charged after investigators linked him to more than $100 million in cash in European banks.
Related topics: Daily life
linklink2 ●●● S3 W2 AWL noun [countable] 1 CONNECTED WITHa way in which two things or ideas are related to each otherlink between something (and something) the link between drug use and crime There are a number of links between the two theories.2 CONNECTED WITHa relationship or connection between two or more people, countries, organizations etclink between the close link between teacher and studentlink with The company has strong links with big investors.forge/establish links Organizers of the project hope that international links will be forged.3 a person or thing that makes possible a relationship or connection with someone or something elselink with For elderly people, TV is a vital link with the outside world.4 rail/road/telephone etc link5 DTone of the rings in a chain6 link in the chain7 the links8 a special word or picture in an Internet document that you click on to move quickly to another part of the same document or to another documenthyperlink Send an email to the above address to report a broken link (=a link that is not working properly). cuff link, missing link, → weak/weakest link at weak(15)
Examples from the Corpus
linkSome scientists believe there may be a link between caffeine and heart disease.Police are investigating the scene to determine if there are any links with last week's bombing.The material causal links may not always be readily perceivable, but they are there all the same.They were the only link with the people in the field.He is our link to the outside world.The two TV stations are joined by a satellite link.Good telecommunications links can bring them closer to western markets, giving their skilled workers less incentive to emigrate.a telephone link between the two presidentsCertainly that link is strong and clear in the Old Testament Scriptures.It is the verb to bring down that forges the link between the otherwise still nouns and pronoun in the sentence.Rebels bombed the Beira railroad, a vital link between the capital and the port.With such fundamental changes involved, a business can only be as strong as its weakest link.Six devices have been sent to people with links to pest control, farming and hunting in the past between something (and something)Are there any links between the increases in the two types of reporting?As yet links between gender and ethnicity are little understood.Childless, they were free, not constrained - constraining - links between birth and death.Increasingly, links between different network services are being made available by the service providers.Like Cockburn, Hoggett stresses the links between changes in the organization of local government and those of capitalist management.Scientists isolate variables to test; in hermeneutics the links between texts are all important.Through these people, we find that links between deaf people and Royalty and the Aristocracy were quite strong.Two-time winners are not the only links between the old list and the betweenthe link between drug use and crime
LinkLink trademark in the UK, a system by which people can get money from their bank or building society accounts by using a special plastic card (a Link card) in a cash machineFrom King Business Dictionarylinklink1 /lɪŋk/ noun [countable]1something that joins two places and allows easy travel or communication between themMongolia has plans to extend itsroad, air andrail links with China and Russia.We can set up a video link between here and the office in New York.2an agreement between two companies, countries etc to work together on a particular projectlink with/betweenThe store has a link with a co-operative that produces coffee in Jamaica.links between firms and research establishments in the area3TELECOMMUNICATIONSa system which connects computers, telephone NETWORKs etclink with/toEvery organisation with computer links to the internet must employ its own monitors.4 (also hot link)COMPUTING a word or picture in a website or computer document that will take you to another page or document if you click on itSYNhyperlinkThe page includes links to other sites for more information.linklink2 verb1[intransitive, transitive] to put something such as a road between two places, joining them together and making travel and communication easier between thema train line linking Dallas, Houston and San Antoniolink something with somethingthe English Channel tunnel project linking Britain with France2[intransitive, transitive] if two or more companies or countries are linked, they agree to work togetherThe two countries are linked by a monetary and currency pact.3[transitive]FINANCE if investments, exchange rates etc are linked, they change at the same ratebe linked to somethingThe 90,000 term-life policies were sold to many borrowers, but weren’t specifically linked to their loans.the system ofinflation-linked pay raises4[transitive]COMPUTING to connect computers, telephone NETWORKs etca network that currently links 14 business centersbe linked to/with somethingAnyone linked to the system could access the information. link up→ See Verb tableOrigin link2 1. (1300-1400) Old Norse hlekkr2. (1700-1800) links rising ground, sand hills ((11-19 centuries)), from Old English hlincas