Synonyms for Chains:

n.

captivity, leg irons, ball and chain, confinement. artifact (noun)
irons.
chains (noun)
irons, chain, iron.
fasteners (noun)
stays, closures, skewers, bonds, latches, catches, pins, belts, braces, cinches, Ligaments, mediators, rivets, agents, hawsers, hooks, bands, welds, Middlemen, go-betweens, cotters, clinches, fastenings, brackets, ties, Vinculums, seals, bindings, spikes, cements, splices, zippers, media, hitches, laces, fuses, twines, bolts, rabbets, links, braids, Glues, connectors, couplings, vises, cinctures, Buttons, binders, hinges, locks, threads, tacks, fasteners, hasps, stitches, clasps, grapnels, Clips, buckles, snaps, anchors, straps, clamps, nails, brads, cleats, Sutures, staples, knots, strings, guys.
markets (noun)
Groceries, Emporia, exchanges, depots, supermarkets, marts, convenience stores, counters, establishments, markets, stores, shops, bazaars, market places, Bureaux, fairs, department stores, stock exchanges, stalls, offices, Warehouses.
sequences (noun)
Legacies, LINEs, sequels, consequences, trains, arrangements, processions, lineages, subsequences, series, linkages, courses, successions, concatenations, progressions.

v.

fastens (verb)
binds, Knits, Couples, lashes, weaves, connects, bastes, fastens, plaits, Pastes, tethers, zips, sews.
sequences (verb)
arranges, succeeds, ranks, progresses, lines up, orders, sequences, sorts, aligns, arrays, concatenates, queues, follows.

Other synonyms:

confinement. Other relevant words:
captivity, leg irons, confinement, chain, iron, irons, ball and chain.

Usage examples for chains

  1. Chains and rings have come down to us in large numbers, as indeed might be expected. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  2. Borne to their ears on the breeze at last, through the sound of the rumbling coach- wheels and the rattling trace- chains was another noise. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  3. His feet were still free- free for one short hour before he went to Kaid; but his soul was in chains – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009