to connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple. 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)
Origin: Linked; Linking.
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. . The link of brotherhood, by which One common Maker bound me to the kind. (Cowper) And so by double links enchained themselves in lovers life. (Gascoigne)
3. Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.
4. (Science: physics) 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.
8. Sausages; because linked together.