Translation of "chain" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (RINGS) 鏈條 uk us /tʃeɪn/

[ C or U ] (a length of) rings usually made of metal which are connected together and used for fastening, pulling, supporting, or limiting freedom, or as jewellery

The gates were locked with a padlock and a heavy steel chain. 大門被一把掛鎖和一根沉重的鋼鏈鎖著。
Put the chain on the door if you are alone in the house. 你要是一個人在家就把鏈子鉤在門上。
Mary was wearing a beautiful silver chain around her neck. 瑪麗的脖子上戴著一條漂亮的銀項鍊。
in chains

tied with chains

The hostages were kept in chains for 23 hours a day. 人質一天裡有23小時戴著鐐銬。

[ plural ] a fact or situation that limits a person's freedom

At last the country has freed itself from the chains of the authoritarian regime. 這個國家最終從獨裁政權的束縛中解放了出來。

(Translation of “chain noun (RINGS)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)