Definition of Bind

1. Noun. Something that hinders as if with bonds.




2. Verb. Stick to firmly. "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
Exact synonyms: Adhere, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick, Stick To
Related verbs: Adhere, Cleave, Cling, Cohere, Stick
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Adhesive, Binder, Binding, Bond, Bond, Bondable, Holdfast, Sticker

3. Verb. Create social or emotional ties. "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
Exact synonyms: Attach, Bond, Tie
Generic synonyms: Relate
Specialized synonyms: Fixate, Befriend
Derivative terms: Attachment, Attachment, Bond, Tie

4. Verb. Make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope. "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
Generic synonyms: Attach
Specialized synonyms: Swaddle, Swathe, Encircle, Gird, Cement
Derivative terms: Bindable, Binder, Binder
Antonyms: Unbind

5. Verb. Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose.
Exact synonyms: Bandage
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Bindable, Binding

6. Verb. Secure with or as if with ropes. "They want to bind the prisoners "; "Tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
Exact synonyms: Tie Down, Tie Up, Truss
Specialized synonyms: Chain Up, Faggot, Faggot Up, Fagot, Faggot, Fagot, Hog-tie
Generic synonyms: Confine, Hold, Restrain
Entails: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Bindable

7. Verb. Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted. "I'll hold you by your promise"
Exact synonyms: Hold, Obligate, Oblige
Specialized synonyms: Pledge, Article, Indent, Indenture, Tie Down
Generic synonyms: Relate
Derivative terms: Obligation, Obligation, Obligation

8. Verb. Provide with a binding. "Bind the books in leather"
Generic synonyms: Cover
Specialized synonyms: Rebind
Derivative terms: Binder, Bindery, Binding, Binding

9. Verb. Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord. "They tied their victim to the chair"
Exact synonyms: Tie
Specialized synonyms: Gag, Muzzle, Retie, Bind Off, Tie Up, Loop, Cord, Lash Together, Truss, Leash, Rope, Strap, Knot, Lash, Band, Lace, Lace Up
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Bindable, Binder, Tie, Tie, Tier, Tier, Tying
Also: Tie Down, Tie Up
Antonyms: Untie

10. Verb. Form a chemical bond with. "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Specialized synonyms: Ligate
Generic synonyms: Adhere, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick, Stick To
Derivative terms: Binder, Binding

11. Verb. Cause to be constipated. "These foods tend to constipate you"
Exact synonyms: Constipate
Generic synonyms: Indispose
Specialized synonyms: Obstipate
Derivative terms: Constipation

Definition of Bind

1. v. t. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.

2. v. i. To tie; to confine by any ligature.

3. n. That which binds or ties.

Definition of Bind

1. Noun. That which binds or ties. ¹

2. Noun. A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary. ¹

3. Noun. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine. ¹

4. Noun. (music) A ligature or tie for grouping notes. ¹

5. Verb. To connect ¹

6. Verb. To couple ¹

7. Verb. To put together in a cover, as of books ¹

8. Verb. (computing) to associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name with the content of a storage location ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bind

1. to tie or secure [v BOUND, BINDING, BINDS] : BINDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Bind

1. 1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner. 2. To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams. "He bindeth the floods from overflowing." (Job xxviii. 11) "Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years." (Luke xiii. 16) 3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound. 4. To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part. 5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels. 6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment. 7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book. 8. To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other. "Who made our laws to bind us, not himself." (Milton) 9. To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; especially. Under the obligation of a bond or covenant. To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; sometimes with out; as, bound out to service. To bind over, to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc. To bind to, to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife. To bind up in, to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in. Synonym: To fetter, tie, fasten, restrain, restrict, oblige. Origin: Bound; Bound, formerly Bounden; Binding] [AS. Bindan, perfect tense band, bundon, p. P. Bunden; akin to D. & G. Binden, Dan. Binde, Sw. & Icel. Binda, Goth. Bindan, Skr. Bandh (for bhandh) to bind, cf. Gr. (for) cable, and L. Offendix. 1. To tie; to confine by any ligature. "They that reap must sheaf and bind." (Shak) 2. To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat. 3. To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction. 4. To exert a binding or restraining influence. 1. That which binds or ties. 2. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially. A hop vine; a bine. 3. Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron. 4. A ligature or tie for grouping notes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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bind (current term)
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