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)
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.