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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chain \Chain\, v. t. [imp. p. p. Chained (ch[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Chaining.] 1. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog. [1913 Webster] Chained behind the hostile car. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep in slavery; to enslave. [1913 Webster] And which more blest? who chained his country, say Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To unite closely and strongly. [1913 Webster] And in this vow do chain my soul to thine. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Surveying) To measure with the chain. [1913 Webster] 5. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor. [1913 Webster]