Definitions for BINDbaɪnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bindbaɪnd(v.; n.)bound, bind•ing
(v.t.)to fasten or secure with or as if with a band.
to encircle with a band or ligature:
to bind one's hair with a ribbon.
to bandage (often fol. by up):
to bind up one's wounds.
to fix in place by girding:
They bound his hands behind him.
to cause to cohere:
Ice bound the soil.
to unite by any legal or moral tie:
to be bound by a contract.
to place under obligation (usu. used passively):
We are bound to obey the laws.
to put under legal obligation, as to appear as witness:
to be bound over to the grand jury.
to make binding on both buyer and seller:
to bind an order with a deposit.
to secure within a cover:
to bind a book in leather.
to cover the edge of:
to bind a carpet.
(of clothing) to chafe or restrict (the wearer).
to indenture as an apprentice:
bound as a child to a blacksmith.
(v.i.)to become compact or solid; cohere.
to be obligatory.
to chafe or restrict, as poorly fitting garments.
to stick fast, as a drill in a hole.
Category: Textiles, Verb Phrase
Ref: cast (def. 35d). 43 4
(n.)the act of binding, or the state of being bound.
something that binds.
a difficult situation or predicament:
This schedule has us in a bind.
Origin of bind:
bef. 1000; ME; OE bindan
something that hinders as if with bonds
adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to(verb)
stick to firmly
"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
bind, tie, attach, bond(verb)
create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
"The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
tie down, tie up, bind, truss(verb)
secure with or as if with ropes
"tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
oblige, bind, hold, obligate(verb)
bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
provide with a binding
"bind the books in leather"
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
"They tied their victim to the chair"
form a chemical bond with
"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
cause to be constipated
"These foods tend to constipate you"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to tie sth by wrapping
Someone had bound their hands together with rope.
to limit sb's actions
bound, by law, to report the incident
to cause sb to feel closer emotionally
Hardships often bind communities together.
That which binds or ties.
A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.
Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine.
A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
To put together in a cover, as of books
to associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name with the content of a storage location
Origin: From bindan, from bindanan (compare West Frisian bine, Dutch/German binden), from bhendh- 'to tie' (compare Welsh benn 'cart', Latin offendix 'knot, band', Lithuanian beñdras 'partner', Albanian bend, bind, Ancient Greek πεῖσμα, Sanskrit badhnāti 'he binds').
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
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
to cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound
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
to prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels
to protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment
to sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book
fig.: 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
to bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. 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 tie; to confine by any ligature
to contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat
to be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction
to exert a binding or restraining influence
that which binds or ties
any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine
indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron
a ligature or tie for grouping notes
BIND, or named, is the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. On Unix-like operating systems it is the de facto standard. Originally written by four graduate students at the Computer Systems Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley, the name originates as an acronym from Berkeley Internet Name Domain, reflecting the application's use within UCB. BIND was first released with Berkeley Software Distribution 4.3BSD, and as such, it is free and open source software. Paul Vixie started maintaining it in 1988 while working for Digital Equipment Corporation. As of 2012, the Internet Systems Consortium maintains, updates, and writes new versions of BIND.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'BIND' in Verbs Frequency: #417
Translations for BIND
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to tie up
The doctor bound up the patient's leg with a bandage; The robbers bound up the bank manager with rope.
- verbind, vasbindAfrikaans
- يَرْبِطُ ، يوثِقُArabic
- amarrarPortuguese (BR)
- ovázat, (s)vázatCzech
- forbinde; bindeDanish
- atar, amarrarSpanish
- kinni sidumaEstonian
- vezati, povezatiCroatian
- (meg)köt; bekötözHungarian
- binda (um)Icelandic
- fasciare; legareItalian
- aprišti, surištiLithuanian
- siet; apsiet; piesietLatvian
- binde, forbindeNorwegian
- بندېدل، تړل كېدل.Pashto
- a legaRomanian
- перевязывать; связыватьRussian
- (z)viazať, obviazaťSlovak
- povezati, zvezatiSlovenian
- 綁住Chinese (Trad.)
- зв'язувати; перев'язуватиUkrainian
- باندھنا ، پٹی باندھناUrdu
- băng bó; tróiVietnamese
- 捆绑Chinese (Simp.)
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