chain
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chain(
cheyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (set of links)
a. la cadena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dog was tied up with a chain.El perro estaba atado con una cadena.
2. (series)
a. la cadena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The book analyzes the chain of events that led to his fall from power.El libro analiza la cadena de acontecimientos que llevó a su caída del poder.
3. (group of stores, hotels or restaurants)
a. la cadena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's an independent store, not part of a chain.Es una tienda independiente; no forma parte de una cadena.
4. (chemistry)
a. la cadena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A saturated compound has a chain of carbon atoms linked together by single bonds.Un compuesto saturado tiene una cadena de átomos de carbono unidos por enlaces simples.
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(measurement)
a. antigua medida equivalente a 66 pies o 20,12 metros
The plot of land measured five chains by two.El terreno medía aproximadamente 100 metros por 40.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to link)
a. encadenar
The most dangerous prisioners were chained to the wall.Los prisioneros más peligrosos estaban encadenados a la pared.
7. (to take away freedom)
a. atar
I used to spend my time chained to a desk.Me pasaba horas atado a la mesa de trabajo.
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chain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la cadena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of mountains)
a. la cadena montañosa, cordillera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
in chainsencadenado(a)
3. (fig)
a.
a chain of eventsuna concatenación de sucesos
to pull the chaintirar de la cadena
chain gangcadena de presidiarios
chain lettercarta en la que se pide al destinatario que envíe copias de la misma a otras personas
chain mailcota de malla
chain reactionreacción en cadena
chain sawmotosierra f, sierra mecánica
chain storecadena de tiendas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. encadenar
to chain something to somethingencadenar algo a algo
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chain [tʃeɪn]
noun
1 cadena (f)
to pull the chain [of lavatory] tirar de la cadena
2 chains (fetters) cadenas (f); grillos (m); (Aut) cadenas (f)
in chains encadenado
3
chain of mountains cordillera (f); chain of shops cadena (f) de tiendas; chain of command cadena (f) de mando; chain of events serie (f) de acontecimientos
...the bizarre chain of events that led to his departure in January 1938
to form a human chain formar una cadena humana
Students tried to form a human chain around the Parliament
4 (measure) medida de longitud equivalente a 22 yardas o 20,12 metros
A cricket pitch traditionally measures one chain long
transitive verb
encadenar
he was chained to the wall estaba encadenado a la pared
modifier
chain gang (n) (US) cadena (f) de presidiarios
chain letter (n) carta (f) que circula en cadena con promesa de una ganancia cuantiosa para los que siguen las indicaciones que da; (con promesa de una ganancia cuantiosa para los que siguen las indicaciones que da)
chain lightning (n) relámpagos (m) en zigzag
chain mail (n) cota (f) de malla
chain pump (n) bomba (f) de cangilones
chain reaction (n) reacción (f) en cadena
chain smoker (n) fumadorafumadora (m) (f) empedernidoaempedernida;a fumadora a empedernida
chain stitch (n) (Cos) punto (m) de cadeneta; cadeneta (f)
chain store (n) tienda (f) que pertenece a una cadena
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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