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Nowadays men cannot love seven night but they must have all their desires: that love may not endure by reason; for where they be soon accorded and hasty, heat soon it cooleth. Right so fareth love nowadays, soon hot soon cold: this is no stability. But the old love was not so.
Sir Thomas Malory
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English linke probably from Old Norse *hlenkr, from Proto-Germanic. Used in English since the 14th century.

Noun

Singular
link

Plural
{{{1}}}

link ({{{1}}})
  1. A connection between places, persons, events, or things.
    The mayor’s assistant serves as the link to the media.
  2. One element of a chain.
    The third link of the silver chain needs to be resoldered.
    The weakest link.
  3. (computing) The connection between busses or systems.
    A by-N-link is composed of N lanes.
  4. (computing) Shortened form of hyperlink, especially one implemented in HTML.
    The link on the page points to the sports scores.
  5. (mathematics) A space comprising one or more disjoint knots.
Derived terms
Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to link

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to link (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To connect two or more things.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To contain a hyperlink to another page.
    My homepage links to my wife's.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Plausibly a modification of Mediaeval Latin linchinus (candle), an alteration of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lynchinus, itself from Ancient Greek λύχνος (lukhnos), lamp).

Noun

Singular
link

Plural
{{{1}}}

link ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) A torch, used to light dark streets.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

Origin unknown.

Verb

Infinitive
to link

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to link (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Scotland) To skip or trip along smartly.
Translations

References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Dutch

Etymology 1

Adjective

link, linke (comparative linker, linkere; superlative linkst, linkste)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) sly; cunning
  2. dangerous
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) jolly, nice
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From English link, only since late 20th century.

Noun

link m. (plural s, diminutive je)

  1. Physical connection, as in a hardware cable.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Logical connection, as in reasoning about causality.
  3. A hyperlink.
Synonyms
Derived terms

Verb

link

  1. First-person singular indicative simple present form of linken.
  2. Imperative form of linken.

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'liŋk/

Adjective

link [[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|link]]

  1. left
  2. sly; cunning.
  3. dangerous.

Hungarian

Etymology

From English link.

Noun

link (plural linkek)

  1. link, hyperlink

Italian

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Etymology

From English link.

Noun

link m. [[Category:Template:lang:it nouns|link]] inv.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) link (hyperlink)

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Lithuanian

Adverb

link

  1. towards

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