Translation of "chain" - English-Spanish dictionary

chain

noun uk /tʃeɪn/

A2 a line of metal rings connected together

cadena
She wore a gold chain around her neck.

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

cadena
a chain of hotels

a series of things that happen one after the other

cadena
His arrival set off a surprising chain of events.
verb uk /tʃeɪn/

to tie someone or something using a chain

encadenar
I chained my bike to a lamppost.

(Translation of “chain” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

chain

noun /tʃein/

a series of (especially metal) links or rings passing through one another

cadena
The dog was fastened by a chain
She wore a silver chain round her neck.

a series

cadena, serie
a chain of events.
chain gang noun

a group of prisoners who are chained together while they work outside the prison

Cadena de Prisioneros
He was imprisoned and forced to work on a chain gang.
chain mail noun

armour/armor made of iron links

cota de malla
Throughout the Middle Ages, knights used to wear chain mail.
chain store noun

one of a series of shops (often department stores) under the same ownership

tienda (de una cadena)
I don’t like shopping in chain stores, and prefer to support the local, independent traders.

(Translation of “chain” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)