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links n : course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf [syn: golf course, golf links]

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Etymology 1

See link


  1. Plural of link


  1. third-person singular of link

Etymology 2

From link, from hlinc


  1. A golf course, especially one situated on dunes by the sea.
    • 1894, "The Golfer in Search of a Climate", in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 570
      but what worthy golf links is not intolerably hard of access ?
    • 1919, Harold H. Hilton, "Golf Courses at Home and Abroad", in The Windsor Magazine, no. 296, p. 173.
      The royal and ancient game of golf may now claim to be the universal game of the world, as in every part of the habitable globe links are to be found.
    • 1920, Walter Hines Page, The World's Work, page 393
      All over the country, links are scattered — club links, public links, and private links - and every year the number grows.
    • 1967, Litellus Russell Muirhead, Scotland, page 278
      The links are the property of the town, the Courses being under the management of a joint committee representing the R. & A. Golf Club and the City.
    • 2002, Forrest L. Richardson, Routing the Golf Course: The Art & Science That Forms the Golf Journey, page 95
      A true links is built on linksland [....]
    • 2003, Lorne Rubenstein, A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands, page 168
      A links is best when it's really firm and when the wind is really up.




( meer links, meest links)
  1. left
  2. to the left


Derived terms



  1. on the left
    Siehst du das Auto links? — Do you see the car on the left?
  2. to the left
    An der nächsten Ampel links abbiegen — Turn left at the next light.
    Wir gehen nach links — We’re going to the left.



  1. dunes, especially sandy dunes.

Extensive Definition

__NOEDITSECTION__ Link may refer to:



  • Reciprocal link, two way links to and from websites, also known as "link swaps", "link exchanges" and "link partners"
  • Hyperlink, a reference in a hypertext document to another document or other resource
  • Links (web browser), a web browser for Unix-like systems
  • Magnet: URI scheme, a URI scheme for magnet links for downloading resources via peer-to-peer networks
  • , an HTML element that is used to link web pages with other resources such as Cascading Style Sheets


  • Hard link, a reference or pointer to physical data on a storage volume
  • Symbolic link, a special type of file that serves as a reference to another file


  • LINK+, an online library catalog
  • The Link Trainer, an early type of flight simulator


  • Linked list, a basic data structure
  • Static link, used in programming languages like Pascal to support nested functions, allowing a nested function to access the local variables of its parent
  • Linker, a program that takes one or more objects generated by compilers and assembles them into a single executable program
  • Links (programming language), a programming language for web applications


  • Hong Kong Link, a holding company for toll tunnels and bridges wholly owned by the Government of Hong Kong
  • Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), a human rights advocacy group
  • LINK or Project LINK, a United Nations project to build global macroeconomic models
  • The Link (organisation), a short-lived British organization founded in 1937 "to promote Anglo-German friendship"
  • The Link REIT, a real estate investment trust established by the Hong Kong Housing Authority to privatize shopping malls and carparks
  • LINKS, a collection of student run St John Ambulance units
  • The Links, Incorporated, an African-American female professional service organization
  • LINK (UK), an ATM network in the United Kingdom





  • Link TV, an independent American satellite television network


  • Link (film), a 1986 horror movie featuring an orangutan of that name
  • "Link", the ice age man in the 1992 American comedy film Encino Man

Fictional characters

Video games


  • Link (rapper), an American rapper
  • Links 2-3-4, a 2001 single by Rammstein
  • Link (album), a 1996 Goa trance album by Mathuresh
  • Link (song), a single by the Japanese band L'Arc-en-Ciel
  • WLNK (107. 9 the Link), a talk/hot adult contemporary radio station in Charlotte, North Carolina


links in Czech: Link
links in German: Link
links in Spanish: Enlace
links in French: Lien
links in Galician: Enlace
links in Korean: 링크
links in Italian: Link
links in Dutch: Link
links in Japanese: リンク
links in Polish: Link
links in Swedish: Länk
links in Thai: ลิงก์
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