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Definitions of bind

  1. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something that hinders as if with bonds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. provide with a binding, as of books Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To tie; to confine by any ligature. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To exert a binding or restraining influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. That which binds or ties. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A ligature or tie for grouping notes. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; - sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; - sometimes with out; as, bound out to service. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To confine or make fast with a cord or band; confine or hold by physical force; unite by bonds of affection, loyalty, or duty; hold by any moral tie; hinder or restrain; protect or strengthen by a band, border, or cover; fasten together; cause to stick together; to oblige by a promise, law. duty, etc.; to fasten together in a cover, as a book. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. To tie up something; as, to reap and bind; to have the force of a duty or necessity; grow hard or stiff; to stick. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Anything which holds or ties; a twining stem; a stalk of hops; a musical sign or brace grouping notes together. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Bound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Binding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. 1. To bandage confine, encircle with a band. 2. To join together with a band or ligature. 3. To unite with, to neutralize; noting the combination of the toxin and antitoxin molecules, or of two substances having a chemical affinity. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  38. To tie or fasten together with a band: to sew a border on: to fasten together (the leaves of a book) and put a cover on: to oblige by oath or agreement or duty: to restrain: to render hard:-pa.t. and pa.p. bound. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. To tie or fasten with a band; sew a binding on; attach covers and back to a book; to restrain; to oblige. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. To tie together; make fast by tying; fasten; constrain; have moral or legal force; be obligatory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To put a bandage or a binding on; secure between covers, as the sheets of a book. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A stalk of hops; the indurated clay of coal-mines. A ligature or tie which groups notes together. A bind of eels, a quantity numbering 250. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To fasten together with a band; to wrap or gird with a cover or bandage; to confine or restrain with a bond or otherwise; to oblige; to engage; to compel: to confirm or ratify; to make costive; to make hard or firm; to form a border; to fasten with a band or anything that strengthens the edges; to sew together and cover with leather, or anything firm, as a book; to cover or secure by a band; to oblige to serve by contract. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to become costive; to be obligatory. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To tie together; to fasten; to confine or restrain; to oblige by a promise, an oath, or an agreement; to form or sew on a border; to render costive or hard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. The winding or climbing stem of a climbing plant,-thus, hop-bine, the shoots of hops : woodbine, the honeysuckle : bindwood or binwood, in Scot., the ivy : bindweed, a wild plant with twining stems; a convolvulus. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound. mso.anu.edu.au
  48. To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service. mso.anu.edu.au
  49. To obligate; to bring or place under definite duties or legal obligations, particularly by a bond or covenant; to affect one in a constraining or compulsory manner with a contract or a judgment. So long as a contract, an adjudication, or a legal relation remains in force and virtue, and continues to impose duties or obligations, it is said to be "binding." A man Is bound by his contract or promise, by a judgment or decree against him, by his bond or covenant, by an estoppel, etc. Stone v. Bradbury, 14 Me. 193; Holmes v. Tutton, 5 El. & Bl. SO; Bank v. Ireland, 127 N. C. 238, 37 S. E. 223; Douglas v. Ilennessy, 15 It I. 272, 10 Atl. 583. thelawdictionary.org
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  51. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound. dictgcide_fs
  52. b[=i]nd, v.t. to tie or fasten together with a band (with to, upon): to encircle round (with about, with): to sew a border on: to tie up or bandage a limb, or the like: to fasten together (the leaves of a book) and put a cover on: to lay under obligation to answer a charge: to oblige by oath or promise to or from an action: to restrain, to make fast any one--also of disease, a magic spell, a passion, &c.: to hold or cement firmly: to render hard.--v.i. to produce constipation:--pa.t. and pa.p. bound.--n. a stalk of hops, so called from its twining or binding itself round a pole or tree: the indurated clay of coal-mines: (mus.) the tie for grouping notes together.--ns. BIND'ER, one who binds, as books or sheaves: an attachment to a reaping-machine for tying the bundles of grain cut and thrown off, a reaping-machine provided with such; BIND'ERY (U.S.), a bookbinder's establishment.--adj. BIND'ING, restraining: obligatory.--n. the act of binding: anything that binds: the covering of a book.--ns. BIND'WEED, the convolvulus, a genus of plants, so called from their twining or binding; BINE, the slender stem of a climbing plant.--I DARE or WILL BE BOUND, I will be responsible for the statement. [A.S. bindan; cog. with Ger. binden, Sans. bandh.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. (bound, Provencal bow-; also archaic p.p. in bounden duty). Tie; fasten, attach, to, on; put in bonds, restrain; fasten or hold together; be obligatory, exercise authority, impose constraint or duty, on, (pass.) be required by duty to (do something); subject to legal obligation (esp. b. over to appear, to good behaviour, to keep the peace; fig., I\'ll be bound, go bail for statement), indenture as apprentice; ratify (b. the bargain); make costive; bandage (usu. b. up); wreathe (head &c.) with, (material) round, about, on; edge with braid, iron, &c.; cohere (of snow, &c.); (Bookbind.) fasten (sheets) into stiff, esp. leather, cover (half-bound, with leather at back& corners only), b. up, together in one vol. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. Indurated clay between coal strata; (Mus.) curved line between two notes to be sounded continuously; =BINE. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. n. A stalk of hops, so called from its winding round a pole or tree, or being bound to it. Cabinet Dictionary

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