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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See link.

NounEdit

links

  1. plural of link

VerbEdit

links

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of link

Etymology 2Edit

From Scots link (sandy, rolling ground near seashore), linkis, from Old English hlincas (rising grounds, hills).

NounEdit

links (plural links)

  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, page 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.
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DanishEdit

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch lincs (left, clumsy). Equivalent to link +‎ -s.

AdverbEdit

links

  1. on the left
    Zie je die auto links?
    Do you see the car on the left?
  2. to the left
    Bij het volgende verkeerslicht links afslaan.
    Turn left at the next traffic light.
    We gaan naar links.
    We're going to the left.
Usage notesEdit

When used as a modifier, before a noun, the form linker is used.

AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the adverb links.

AdjectiveEdit

links (comparative linkser, superlative meest links or linkst)

  1. (not comparable) left
    Er zit een vlek op je linkse schoen.
    There’s a spot on your left shoe.
    Synonyms: linker
    Antonyms: rechts
  2. left-wing, leftist, belonging to the ideological left
    Dat zijn linkse ideeën.
    Those are left-wing ideas.
    Antonyms: rechts
  3. (predicatively) left-handed
    Ik ben links, je kan niet met mijn pen schrijven.
    I’m left-handed, you cannot write with my pen.
    Synonyms: linkshandig
    Antonyms: rechts
InflectionEdit
Inflection of links
uninflected links
inflected linkse
comparative linkser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial links linkser het linkst
het linkste
indefinite m./f. sing. linkse linksere linkste
n. sing. links linkser linkste
plural linkse linksere linkste
definite linkse linksere linkste
partitive links linksers
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From the adverb links.

NounEdit

links n (uncountable)

  1. The left, the left side or tendency, especially in politics and any ideology.
    Dat is een opinie die je van links zou kunnen horen.
    That’s an opinion that could have come from the left.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Non-lemma forms.

NounEdit

links

  1. Plural form of link

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Germanic, cognate with Dutch links.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

links

  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 traffic light.
    Wir gehen nach links.
    We’re going to the left.
  3. inside out
    Die Frauen stellten sich zum Zählappell in die Reihe, sagten ihre Namen und die Nummer, machten die Taschen der Pufoaikas links und zeigten in jeder Hand ihre zwei Kartoffeln.
    The women stood in rows to be counted, said their names and numbers, turned their pockets of their fufaikas inside out and showed their two potatoes in each hand. From Atemschaukel by Herta Müller.

Related termsEdit


ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English hlinc (a ridge", "slope", "bank)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

links

  1. Dunes (especially sandy dunes)

ReferencesEdit


SpanishEdit

NounEdit

links

  1. plural of link