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Link may refer to:




  • Links (web browser), a graphic Internet browser for Unix-like systems
  • Hyperlink, an element of an electronic source of information that branches users from one site to the next through links
  • <link /> or <a />, an HTML element


  • 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




Mathematics and statistics



Television and film

Video games




Other uses

  • Link (chain), a single segment of a chain
  • Link (unit), a British and US unit of linear measure in surveying: 100 links = 1 chain
  • LINK Train, a people-mover train in the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada
  • Link Light Rail, a light rail project in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, US
  • Link River, a short river in Klamath Falls, Oregon, US
  • Link, a single sausage, originally part of a chain
  • Link, or linking col, a topographical feature used in determining topographic prominence
  • The Links, mascot for Lincoln High School
  • Missing link, a transitional fossil
  • L.I.N.K.: Low Income No Kids, a financial term used for single individuals with no kids, see DINKY
  • Links, the Office Assistant cat, one of several interactive animated characters available in Microsoft Office to assist users who interface with the Office help content

See also

Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

"Link" is short for "hyperlink". Hyperlinks allow you to move between webpages by clicking on them. At Wikiversity, hyperlinks look like this: Hyperlink and Hyperlink or sometimes this. Most links are blue and will take you to another page if you click on them. Red Link City has information about red links.

Links to subpages

Wikiversity allows subpages. You can link to subpages using Link/Subpage test or just /Subpage test.

See also

External link

Hyperlink - article at Wikipedia.

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LINK. (I) (Of Scandinavian origin; cf. Swed. lank, Dan. laenke; cognate with "flank," and Ger. Gelenk, joint), one of the loops of which a chain is composed; used as a measure of length in surveying, being 1 o-th part of a "chain." In Gunter's chain, a "link"= 7.92 in.; the chain used by American engineers consists of 100 links of a foot each in length (for "link work" and "link motions" see MECHANICS: § Applied, and STEAM ENGINE). The term is also applied to anything used for connecting or binding together, metaphorically or absolutely. (2) (0. Eng. hlinc, possibly from the root which appears in "to lean"), a bank or ridge of rising ground; in Scots dialect, in the plural, applied to the ground bordering on the sea-shore, characterized by sand and coarse grass; hence a course for playing golf. (3) A torch made of pitch or tow formerly carried in the streets to light passengers, by men or boys called "linkboys" who plied for hire with them. Iron link-stands supporting a ring in which the link might be placed may still be seen at the doorways of old London houses. The word is of doubtful origin. It has been referred to a Med. Lat. lichinus, which occurs in the form linchinus (see Du Cange, Glossarium); this, according to a 15th-century glossary, meant a wick or match. It is an adaptation of Gr. Xi vos, lamp. Another suggestion connects it with a supposed derivation of "linstock," from "lint." The New English Dictionary thinks the likeliest suggestion is to identify the word with the "link" of a chain. The tow and pitch may have been manufactured in lengths, and then cut into sections or "links."

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also link



  • IPA: /'liŋk/


Link m.

  1. link (computing: hyperlink)

This German entry was created from the translations listed at link. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Link in the German Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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From Wikispecies

Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link

Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (February 2, 1767 - January 1, 1850) was a German naturalist and botanist.


Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!


Link, as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Game Series Legend of Zelda series
1st Appearance The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Alias: Hero of Time
Alter Ego:
Japanese Name:
Nationality: Hyrulean
Species Hylian
Age: 10-17
Gender: Male
Blood Type:
Family: Usually unknown; his sister, father, uncle, or grandmother appear in some games
Fighting Style:
Weapon(s): Master Sword, Hookshot, Bow, Bombs and Boomerang
Skill(s): Spin slash
Special Skill(s): Triforce Slash (Brawl only)
Creator(s): Shigeru Miyamoto
Voice Actor(s): Nobuyuki Hiyama (adult)
Fujiko Takimoto (child)
Sachi Matsumoto (Wind Waker)
Trademark: long green cap, the blonde hair, elvish ears
Notes: Link's hair is not always blonde. Sometimes it's dark brown, brown, or a dirty blonde

The fan favorite protagonist of the Zelda series. Although his name is officially Link, the player is given the option to rename him in every Zelda game. In most games, he is depicted either as a brave young boy around the age of 7, or a strong hero around the age of 18. His fate is tied with Princess Zelda, who appears in most (though not all) of his adventures, and the sacred Triforce. His main enemy is usually the evil Ganon. His main adventures take place in Hyrule, or similar kingdoms like Termina.

Link is a character that is "reincarnated" through out Hyrule's history -- there is no single Link. Each game stars a new link, unless it is a direct sequel, such as the Link in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Despite his appearance changing over the course of the games, there are a few key features that remain constant through almost every redesign: the trademark long green cap, the blonde hair, elvish ears and the famous Master Sword. In addition, Link is always left-handed (except when facing to the west in sprite based games, or in the Wii version of Twilight Princess). He is never given any dialogue or voice other than the standard yelps and grunts when attacking. This is to make it more of a role playing experience for the player. Link is usually in possession of the Triforce of Courage. Unlike most heroes, Link doesn't have any special super powers, instead, he goes all Batman-like (or more Green Arrow-like really, if you think about it) with an array of useful gadgets. His trademark items are the Hookshot, Bow, Bombs and Boomerang.

Link is the only character who has won GameFAQs' character battle tournament poll more than once. He also came out on top in their Tournament of Champions, beating out the popularity Final Fantasy VII's Sephiroth.

Associated Characters

  • Princess Zelda, whom the series is named after, appears in most games that feature Link. She holds the Triforce of Wisdom, and is often deeply involved in whatever world endangering plot is going on. She is the Princess of Hyrule, the setting of most Zelda games.
  • Ganon is a pig-like monster, known as Ganondorf in his human form. He's Link's main nemesis. He has been featured as the main villain in most games feature Link. He is a rare male Gerudo who holds the Triforce of Power.
  • Vaati is the main villain in the Capcom and Flagship developed Zelda games such as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap.
  • The Skull Kid possessed by Majora is the main enemy in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, though neither of them have been seen since.


Link in Twilight Princess


Link has been reincarnated many times in the Zelda timeline. These reincarnations are given titles to distinguish them from each other. The titles are listed in the order of release of the games that that version of Link first appeared in:

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Simple English

For the video game character see Link (The Legend of Zelda)

A link, also hyperlink in computing, is a part of a chain. A chain is made of many pieces of metal; each piece is a link.

Today people also use the word link in a new way. The World Wide Web on the Internet is made of many different Web pages. The computer software that people use to make these pages (HTML) lets us go to other pages in a very fast and easy way.

The person who makes the web page can tell the computer to show a word or a picture on the Web page as a link. This means that when we click on the link with our computer mouse, the computer will show us the new page we want to see. Most links are blue, but they can be any color.

The color of the link will change to dark blue when clicked as the web browser recognises it in the browser's cache. Unless the cache is cleared, the link will always stay dark blue.


Ways of making links

There are many ways in making a link on a web page. The process is different for different internet softwares.

Plain HTML

In .htm and .html files, a link can be created using this code:

Text of link


WikiSyntax like MediaWiki uses a simpler way of making links. To create a link to another page of the same website:

[[Page name|Link text]] or just [[Page name]].

To link to an external website:

[ Link text], [], or just

BB code

BB code is used in forum softwares. To create a link:

[url][/url], or [url=]Link text[/url]

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