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Bind meaning

bind - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; " They tied their victim to the chair"
  2. 2. secure with or as if with ropes; " tie down the prisoners"; " tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed"
  3. 3. provide with a binding; " bind the books in leather"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
  8. 8. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
  9. 9. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To bring ( any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
  12. 12. To tie; to confine by any ligature.
  13. 13. To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
  14. 14. To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
  15. 15. To exert a binding or restraining influence.
  16. 16. That which binds or ties.
  17. 17. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
  18. 18. Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
  19. 19. A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
  20. 20. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; - sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
  21. 21. To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; - sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.
  22. 22. To tie or fasten with a band; sew a binding on; attach covers and back to a book; to restrain; to oblige.

bind - examples of usage

  1. " I remained with him where he fell till a surgeon camp to bind up his wounds, but from what he said I fear the worst," answered Martin.
  2. " Bind these men, I say. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Hasten back to old Wansutis that she may bind up thy wound, and to Powhatan and tell him that he must buy Pocahontas's freedom from the English by returning their men he holdeth prisoners." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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