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 for link
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Link \Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), n. [See Linch.]
     1. A hill or ridge, as a sand hill, or a wooded or turfy bank
        between cultivated fields, etc. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. A winding of a river; also, the ground along such a
        winding; a meander; -- usually in pl. [Scot.]
  
              The windings or "links" of the Forth above and below
              Stirling are extremely tortuous.      --Encyc. Brit.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     3. pl. Sand hills with the surrounding level or undulating
        land, such as occur along the seashore, a river bank, etc.
        [Scot.]
  
              Golf may be played on any park or common, but its
              original home is the "links" or common land which is
              found by the seashore, where the short close tuft,
              the sandy subsoil, and the many natural obstacles in
              the shape of bents, whins, sand holes, and banks,
              supply the conditions which are essential to the
              proper pursuit of the game.           --Encyc. of
                                                    Sport.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. pl. Hence, any such piece of ground where golf is played;
        a golf course.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Link \Link\, n. [OE. linke, AS. hlence; akin to Sw. l[aum]nk
     ring of a chain, Dan. l[ae]nke chain, Icel. hlekkr; cf. G.
     gelenk joint, link, ring of a chain, lenken to bend.]
     1. A single ring or division of a chain.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds
        together, or connects, separate things; a part of a
        connected series; a tie; a bond. "Links of iron." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The link of brotherhood, by which
              One common Maker bound me to the kind. --Cowper.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And so by double links enchained themselves in
              lover's life.                         --Gascoigne.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of
        horsehair. --Mortimer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Kinematics) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a
        mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of
        confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other
        parts is produced and constrained.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Mach.) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting
        force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a
        bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the
        slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of
        which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of
        which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link
        motion.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Surveying) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain,
        being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain
        being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     7. (Chem.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between
        atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or
        attraction.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     8. pl. Sausages; -- because linked together. [Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Link \Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), n. [Prob. corrupted from lint and this
     for lunt a torch, match, D. lont match; akin to G. lunte, cf.
     MHG. l["u]nden to burn. Cf. Lunt, Linstock.]
     A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Link \Link\ (l[i^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Linked
     (l[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Linking.]
     To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join;
     to attach; to unite; to couple.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           All the tribes and nations that composed it [the Roman
           Empire] were linked together, not only by the same laws
           and the same government, but by all the facilities of
           commodious intercourse, and of frequent communication.
                                                    --Eustace.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Link \Link\, v. i.
     To be connected.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           No one generation could link with the other. --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  link
      n 1: the means of connection between things linked in series
           [syn: link, nexus]
      2: a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are
         held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar
         during construction" [syn: link, linkup, tie, tie-in]
      3: the state of being connected; "the connection between church
         and state is inescapable" [syn: connection, link,
         connectedness] [ant: disconnectedness, disconnection,
         disjunction, disjuncture]
      4: a connecting shape [syn: connection, connexion, link]
      5: a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain
      6: (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a
         program or an element on a list to another program or list
      7: a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a
         liaison with the guerrillas" [syn: liaison, link,
         contact, inter-group communication]
      8: a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave);
         part of a more extensive telecommunication network [syn:
         radio link, link]
      9: an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for
         the purpose of transmitting and receiving data [syn: link,
         data link]
      v 1: make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect
           these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these
           facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all" [syn:
           associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link
           up, connect] [ant: decouple, dissociate]
      2: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you
         connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together";
         "Link arms" [syn: connect, link, tie, link up] [ant:
         disconnect]
      3: be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets
         connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The
         travelers linked up again at the airport" [syn: connect,
         link, link up, join, unite]
      4: link with or as with a yoke; "yoke the oxen together" [syn:
         yoke, link]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  245 Moby Thesaurus words for "link":
     accord, accouple, accumulate, addition, adjunct, affairs,
     affiliation, affinity, agent, agglutinate, alliance, ally, amass,
     ankle, appendage, apply, approximation, arm, articulate,
     articulation, assemblage, assemble, associate, association, band,
     be continuous, bind, bond, bough, boundary, bracket, branch,
     bridge, bridge over, broker, bunch, bunch up, butt, catenate,
     cement, cervix, chain, clap together, clinch, closeness, closure,
     clot, cluster, collect, combination, combine, come together,
     component, comprise, concatenate, conglobulate, congregate,
     conjoin, conjugate, connect, connect up, connectedness,
     connecting link, connecting rod, connection, connector,
     constituent, contiguity, continuate, continue, contrariety,
     converge, copulate, correlate, couple, coupling, cover, cresset,
     crowd, date, dealings, deduction, disjunction, distributor,
     dovetail, draw a parallel, elbow, element, embrace, encompass,
     equate, filiation, flambeau, flaming torch, flare, flock together,
     flow together, forgather, form a series, fuse, fusee, gang around,
     gang up, gather, gather around, gliding joint, glue, go-between,
     hand, herd together, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hive, homology,
     horde, huddle, identify, identify with, imp, include, intercourse,
     interdependence, interface, intermediary, intermedium, interrelate,
     intimacy, jobber, join, joining, joint, junction, juncture, knee,
     knot, knuckle, lay together, league, leg, liaison, ligament,
     ligature, limb, link up, linkage, linking, lobe, lobule,
     lump together, maintain continuity, marry, marshal, mass, mediary,
     mediator, medium, meet, member, merge, middleman, mill, miter,
     mobilize, mortise, muster, mutual attraction, nearness, neck,
     nexus, offshoot, organ, pair, parallel, parallelize,
     piece together, pinion, pivot, pivot joint, propinquity, proximity,
     put together, rabbet, rally, rally around, ramification, rapport,
     relate, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, relativize,
     rendezvous, roll into one, run on, runner, scarf, scion, seam,
     seethe, shoulder, signal flare, similarity, solder, span, splice,
     spray, sprig, spur, stick together, stitch, stream, string,
     string together, surge, suture, swarm, switch, sympathy, symphysis,
     tail, take in, tape, tendril, thread, throng, tie, tie rod, tie-in,
     tie-up, toggle, toggle joint, torch, twig, unify, union, unite,
     vinculum, wed, weld, wholesaler, wing, wrist, yoke
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  link
  links
  
     1.  hard link or symbolic link.
  
     2.  hypertext link.
  
     (1997-10-22)
  

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