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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chain  \Chain\,  v.  t.  [imp.  p.  p.  {Chained}  (ch[=a]nd);  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chained 
  adj  :  bound  with  chains;  "enchained  demons  strained  in  anger  to 
  gnaw  on  his  bones";  "prisoners  in  chains"  [syn:  {enchained}, 
  {in  chains(p)}] 




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