Translation of "chain" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /tʃeɪn/ us /tʃeɪn/

A2 a line of metal rings connected together

She wore a gold chain around her neck. Portava una catena d’oro intorno al collo.

B1 a number of similar shops, restaurants, etc. owned by the same company

a chain of hotels una catena di alberghi

a series of things that happen one after the other

His arrival set off a surprising chain of events. Il suo arrivo ha scatenato una sorprendente catena di eventi.
verb uk /tʃeɪn/ us /tʃeɪn/

to tie someone or something using a chain

I chained / my bike to a lamppost. Ho incatenato / la bicicletta a un lampione.

(Translation of “chain” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)