link Definition

  • 1a relationship between two things or situations, especially where one affects the other
  • 2a ring or loop in a chain
  • 3a piece of text or an image on a website that you can click on to go to another document or page on the internet

Using link: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "link" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    There is a strong link between poverty and crime.

  • Example

    The links between smoking and lung cancer are well established.

  • Example

    The chain broke when one of the links snapped.

  • Example

    Click on the link to download the file.

  • Example

    The article contains several links to related topics.

link Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using link

  • a crucial element or component that is missing or not yet discovered


    The new product line is the missing link in our company's growth strategy.

  • to physically join arms with someone as a sign of solidarity or support


    The protesters linked arms to form a human chain around the building.

  • to become involved or connected with something


    I'm trying to link in with the local community by volunteering at the food bank.

Phrases with link

  • a hypothetical extinct animal that is believed to be the evolutionary connection between apes and humans


    Scientists are still searching for the missing link in human evolution.

  • the weakest part of a system or group that is likely to fail or cause problems


    The team's defense was the weak link in their game plan.

  • link up

    to connect or join together


    The two companies decided to link up to create a stronger business.

Origins of link

from Old English 'hlencan', meaning 'to twist, entwine'


Summary: link in Brief

The term 'link' [lɪŋk] refers to a relationship between two things or situations, where one affects the other. It can also refer to a ring or loop in a chain, or a clickable piece of text or image on a website that takes you to another page. Examples include 'There is a strong link between poverty and crime,' and 'Click on the link to download the file.' Phrases like 'missing link' and 'weak link' denote crucial or vulnerable components, while idioms like 'link arms' and 'link in' suggest physical or social connections.

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