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Nketani - Chain

Nketani is a Xitsonga word meaning "Chain" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of chain
- Chain n
- A series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances" [syn: {concatenation}]
- (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule) [syn: {chemical chain}]
- A series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
- A number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
- Anything that acts as a restraint
- A unit of length
- British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979) [syn: {Ernst Boris Chain}, {Sir Ernst Boris Chain}]
- A series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range" [syn: {range}, {mountain range}, {range of mountains}, {mountain chain}, {chain of mountains}]
- Metal shackles; for hands or legs [syn: {iron}, {irons}, {chains}]
- A necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; [syn: {string}, {strand}] v
- Connect or arrange into a chain by linking
- Fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together" [ant: {unchain}]
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