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bind

 (bīnd)
v. bound (bound), bind·ing, binds
v.tr.
1.
a. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
b. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds: bound the prisoner.
2.
a. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon: a dress bound with a sash.
b. To bandage: bound up their wounds.
3.
a. To compel, constrain, or unite: bound by a deep sense of duty; bound by a common interest in sports.
b. To make certain or irrevocable: bind the deal with a down payment.
c. Law To place under legal obligation.
d. To apprentice or indenture: was bound out as a servant.
4. Chemistry To combine with, form a chemical bond with, or be taken up by, as an enzyme with its substrate.
5.
a. To cause to cohere or stick together in a mass: Bind the dry ingredients with milk and eggs.
b. To constipate.
6. To enclose and fasten (the pages of a book or other printed material) between covers.
7. To furnish with an edge or border for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.
v.intr.
1. To tie up or fasten something.
2. To stick or become stuck: applied a lubricant to keep the moving parts from binding.
3. To be uncomfortably tight or restricting, as clothes.
4. To become compact or solid; cohere.
5. To be compelling, constraining, or unifying: moved to her home town because of the ties that bind.
6. Chemistry To combine chemically or form a chemical bond.
n.
1.
a. The act of binding.
b. The state of being bound.
c. Something that binds.
d. A place where something binds: a bind halfway up the seam of the skirt.
2. Informal A difficult, restrictive, or unresolvable situation: found themselves in a bind when their car broke down.
3. Music A tie, slur, or brace.
Phrasal Verbs:
bind off
To cast off in knitting.
bind over Law
To hold under legal obligation, as to bind over a party accused of crime to appear before a grand jury or in a particular court.

[Middle English binden, from Old English bindan; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

bind

(baɪnd)
vb, binds, binding or bound
1. to make or become fast or secure with or as if with a tie or band
2. (often foll by: up) to encircle or enclose with a band: to bind the hair.
3. (tr) to place (someone) under obligation; oblige
4. (Law) (tr) to impose legal obligations or duties upon (a person or party to an agreement)
5. (tr) to make (a bargain, agreement, etc) irrevocable; seal
6. (tr) to restrain or confine with or as if with ties, as of responsibility or loyalty
7. (Logic) (tr) to place under certain constraints; govern
8. (Medicine) (often foll by: up) to bandage or swathe: to bind a wound.
9. to cohere or stick or cause to cohere or stick: egg binds fat and flour.
10. to make or become compact, stiff, or hard: frost binds the earth.
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. (tr) to enclose and fasten (the pages of a book) between covers
b. (intr) (of a book) to undergo this process
12. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to provide (a garment, hem, etc) with a border or edging, as for decoration or to prevent fraying
13. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (tr; sometimes foll by out or over) to employ as an apprentice; indenture
14. (intr) slang to complain
15. (Logic) (tr) logic to bring (a variable) into the scope of an appropriate quantifier. See also bound19
n
16. something that binds
17. the act of binding or state of being bound
18. informal a difficult or annoying situation
19. (Botany) another word for bine
20. (Music, other) music another word for tie17
21. (Mining & Quarrying) mining clay between layers of coal
22. (Fencing) fencing a pushing movement with the blade made to force one's opponent's sword from one line into another
23. (Chess & Draughts) chess a position in which one player's pawns have a hold on the centre that makes it difficult for the opponent to advance there
[Old English bindan; related to Old Norse binda, Old High German bintan, Latin offendix band2, Sanskrit badhnāti he binds]

bind

(baɪnd)

v. bound, bind•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to fasten or secure with or as if with a band.
2. to encircle with a band or ligature: to bind one's hair with a ribbon.
3. to bandage (often fol. by up): to bind up one's wounds.
4. to fix in place by girding: They bound his hands behind him.
5. to cause to cohere: Ice bound the soil.
6. to unite by any legal or moral tie: to be bound by a contract.
7. to place under obligation (usu. used passively): We are bound to obey the laws.
8. to put under legal obligation, as to appear as witness: to be bound over to the grand jury.
9. to make binding on both buyer and seller: to bind an order with a deposit.
10. to secure within a cover: to bind a book in leather.
11. to cover the edge of: to bind a carpet.
12. (of clothing) to chafe or restrict (the wearer).
13. to constipate.
14. to indenture as an apprentice: bound as a child to a blacksmith.
v.i.
15. to become compact or solid; cohere.
16. to be obligatory.
17. to chafe or restrict, as poorly fitting garments.
18. to stick fast, as a drill in a hole.
19. bind off, cast (def. 35d).
n.
20. the act of binding, or the state of being bound.
21. something that binds.
22. a difficult situation or predicament: This schedule has us in a bind.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English bindan]
bind′a•ble, adj.

Bind

 a unit of measurement for salmon or eels.
Examples: bind of eels [ten strike or sticks, i.e., 250 eels], 1667; bind of salmon [fourteen gallons].

bind


Past participle: bound
Gerund: binding

Imperative
bind
bind
Present
I bind
you bind
he/she/it binds
we bind
you bind
they bind
Preterite
I bound
you bound
he/she/it bound
we bound
you bound
they bound
Present Continuous
I am binding
you are binding
he/she/it is binding
we are binding
you are binding
they are binding
Present Perfect
I have bound
you have bound
he/she/it has bound
we have bound
you have bound
they have bound
Past Continuous
I was binding
you were binding
he/she/it was binding
we were binding
you were binding
they were binding
Past Perfect
I had bound
you had bound
he/she/it had bound
we had bound
you had bound
they had bound
Future
I will bind
you will bind
he/she/it will bind
we will bind
you will bind
they will bind
Future Perfect
I will have bound
you will have bound
he/she/it will have bound
we will have bound
you will have bound
they will have bound
Future Continuous
I will be binding
you will be binding
he/she/it will be binding
we will be binding
you will be binding
they will be binding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been binding
you have been binding
he/she/it has been binding
we have been binding
you have been binding
they have been binding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been binding
you will have been binding
he/she/it will have been binding
we will have been binding
you will have been binding
they will have been binding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been binding
you had been binding
he/she/it had been binding
we had been binding
you had been binding
they had been binding
Conditional
I would bind
you would bind
he/she/it would bind
we would bind
you would bind
they would bind
Past Conditional
I would have bound
you would have bound
he/she/it would have bound
we would have bound
you would have bound
they would have bound

bind

1. To add eggs, melted fat or cream to a mixture to stick dry ingredients together.
2. To add starch to a liquid to solidify or thicken it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bind - something that hinders as if with bonds
deterrent, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, balk, baulk, handicap, check - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Verb1.bind - stick to firmlybind - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
bind - form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
attach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
2.bind - create social or emotional tiesbind - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
relate - have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
fixate - attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way; "He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"
befriend - become friends with; "John and Eric soon became friends"; "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"
3.bind - make fastbind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
attach - cause to be attached
swaddle, swathe - wrap in swaddling clothes; "swaddled the infant"
encircle, gird - bind with something round or circular
cement - make fast as if with cement; "We cemented our friendship"
unbind - untie or unfasten; "unbind the feet of this poor woman"
4.bind - wrap around with something so as to cover or enclosebind - wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
5.bind - secure with or as if with ropesbind - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
chain up - tie up with chains; "chain up the prisoners"
faggot up, fagot, faggot - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"
faggot, fagot - fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
hog-tie - tie together somebody's limbs; "The prisoner was hog-tied"
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
6.bind - bind by an obligationbind - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
pledge - bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence"
article - bind by a contract; especially for a training period
indenture, indent - bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant; "an indentured servant"
tie down - restrain from independence by an obligation; "He was tied down by his work"
relate - have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
7.bind - provide with a bindingbind - provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
rebind - provide with a new binding; "The tattered old book is valuable and we need to rebind it"
8.bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cordbind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
gag, muzzle - tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
retie - tie again or anew; "retie the string and make it strong enough now"
bind off, tie up - finish the last row
loop - fasten or join with a loop; "He looped the watch through his belt"
cord - bind or tie with a cord
lash together - bind together with a cord or rope; "Lash together these barrels!"
truss - tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
leash, rope - fasten with a rope; "rope the bag securely"
strap - tie with a strap
knot - tie or fasten into a knot; "knot the shoelaces"
lash - bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse"
band - bind or tie together, as with a band
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
lace up, lace - draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces"
9.bind - form a chemical bond withbind - form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
ligate - bind chemically; "The enzyme ligated"
bind, bond, hold fast, stick to, stick, adhere - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
10.bind - cause to be constipatedbind - cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"
indispose - cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
obstipate - constipate severely

bind

verb
1. unite, join, link, consolidate, unify It is the threat of persecution that binds them together.
2. oblige, make, force, require, engage, compel, prescribe, constrain, necessitate, impel, obligate The treaty binds them to respect their neighbour's independence.
3. tie, unite, join, stick, secure, attach, wrap, rope, knot, strap, lash, glue, tie up, hitch, paste, fasten, truss, make fast Bind the ends of the card together with thread.
tie free, release, undo, loosen, untie, unfasten, unbind
4. restrict, limit, handicap, confine, detain, restrain, hamper, inhibit, hinder, impede, hem in, keep within bounds or limits All are bound by the same strict etiquette.
5. trim, finish, edge, border Each volume is bound in bright-coloured stock.
6. fuse, join, stick, bond, cement, adhere These compounds bind with genetic material in the liver.
7. bandage, cover, dress, wrap, swathe, encase Her mother bound the wound with a rag soaked in iodine.
8. edge, finish, border, trim, hem Bind the edges of the blind with braid or fringing.
noun
1. (Informal) edge, inconvenience, hassle (informal), drag (informal), spot (informal), difficulty, bore, dilemma, pest, hot water (informal) It is expensive to buy and a bind to carry home. nuisance, uphill (S. African), predicament, annoyance, quandary, pain in the neck (informal), pain in the arse (taboo informal), pain in the backside, pain in the butt (informal)

bind

verb
1. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope:
2. To apply therapeutic materials to (a wound):
3. To be morally bound to do:
4. To unite or be united in a relationship:
noun
Informal. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition:
Informal: pickle, spot.
Translations
ربطيُجَلِّدُيَرْبِطُ ، يوثِقُ
ovázatsvázatvázat
bindeforbindeindbinde
sitoayhdistää
binda
結ぶ縛る
aprištiįrišimasįrištisulaikytassurišti
apsietiesietpiesietsasietsiet
viazať
obvezatizvezati
bağlamakciltlemek

bind

[baɪnd] (bound (pt, pp))
A. VT
1. (= tie together) → atar; (= tie down, make fast) → sujetar (fig) → unir (to a) bound hand and footatado de pies y manos
2. (= encircle) → rodear (with de) → ceñir (with con, de)
3. [+ wound, arm etc] → vendar; [+ bandage] → enrollar
4. (Sew) [+ material, hem] → ribetear (Agr) [+ corn] → agavillar
5. [+ book] → encuadernar
6. (= oblige) to bind sb to sthobligar a algn a cumplir con algo
to bind sb to do sthobligar a algn a hacer algo
to bind sb as an apprentice toponer a algn de aprendiz con
see also bound 1
7. (Culin) → unir, trabar
B. VI [cement etc] → cuajarse; [parts of machine] → trabarse
C. N (Brit) (= nuisance) → lata f
it's a bindes una lata
what a bind!¡qué lata!
to be in a bindestar en apuros
the bind is thatel problema es que ...
bind on VT + ADVprender
bind over VT + ADV (Brit) (Jur) → obligar a comparecer ante el magistrado
to bind sb over for six monthsconceder a algn la libertad bajo fianza durante seis meses
to bind sb over to keep the peaceexigir a algn legalmente que no reincida
bind together VT + ADV (lit) → atar (fig) → unir
bind up VT + ADV
1. [+ wound] → vendar
2. to be bound up in [+ work, research etc] → estar absorto en
to be bound up with (= connected to) → estar estrechamente ligado or vinculado a

bind

[ˈbaɪnd] [bound] [ˈbaʊnd] (pt, pp)
vt
(= tie) → attacher
to bind one thing to another (= fix) → attacher une chose à une autre (= unite) → unir une chose à une autre
to bind together [+ things] → lier; [+ people] → unir
[+ book] → relier
(= oblige) [treaty, contract] → obliger
to be legally bound to do sth → être contraint(e) par la loi à faire qch
n (= drag) it's a bind → c'est casse-pieds
it's a terrible bind to → c'est vraiment casse-pieds de ...
bind over
vt sep (LAW)mettre en liberté conditionnelle
to bind sb over to keep the peace → relaxer qn à condition qu'il ne trouble pas l'ordre public
bind up
vt sep
[+ wound] → panser
to be bound up in [person] [+ work, research] → être complètement absorbé(e) par; [thing] (= involved) → être étroitement lié(e) à

bind

pret, ptp <bound>
vt
(= make fast, tie together)binden (→ to an +acc); personfesseln; (fig)verbinden (to mit); bound hand and footan Händen und Füßen gefesselt or gebunden; the emotions which bind her to himihre emotionale Bindung an ihn
(= tie round) wound, arm etcverbinden; bandagewickeln, binden; arteryabbinden; (for beauty) waisteinschnüren; feeteinbinden or -schnüren; hairbinden
(= secure edge of) material, hemeinfassen
bookbinden
(= oblige: by contract, promise) to bind somebody to somethingjdn an etw (acc)binden, jdn zu etw verpflichten; to bind somebody to do somethingjdn verpflichten, etw zu tun; to bind somebody as an apprenticejdn in die Lehre geben (to zu) ? bound3
(Med) bowelsverstopfen
(= make cohere, Cook) → binden
vi
(= cohere: cement etc) → binden; stop the soil binding by adding some compostlockern Sie den Boden mit Kompost; the clay soil tended to bindder Lehmboden war ziemlich schwer or klebte ziemlich; the grass should help the soil binddas Gras sollte den Boden festigen
(Med, food) → stopfen
(= stick: brake, sliding part etc) → blockieren
n (inf)
in a bindin der Klemme (inf)
to be (a bit of) a bind (Brit) → recht lästig sein

bind

[baɪnd] (bound (vb: pt, pp))
1. vt
a. (tie together, make fast) → legare (fig) → legare, unire (Culin) → legare (Sewing) (seam) → orlare; (book) → rilegare
bound hand and foot → legato/a mani e piedi
b. (encircle) → avvolgere; (wound, arm) → fasciare, bendare
c. (oblige) to bind sb to sth/to do sthobbligare qn a qc/a fare qc
2. n (fam) (nuisance) → scocciatura
bind together vt + adv (sticks) → legare (insieme) (fig) → unire
bind over vt + adv (Law) → dare la condizionale a
bind up vt + adv (wound) → fasciare, bendare
to be bound up in (work, research) → essere completamente assorbito/a da
to be bound up with (person) → dedicarsi completamente a

bind

(baind) past tense, past participle bound (baund) verb
1. to tie up. The doctor bound up the patient's leg with a bandage; The robbers bound up the bank manager with rope.
2. to fasten together and put a cover on the pages of (a book). Bind this book in leather.
ˈbinding noun
the covering in which the leaves of a book are fixed. leather binding.
-bound
(as part of a word) prevented from making progress by a particular thing. The ship was fogbound.

bind

vt. unir, ligar, vendar con una venda.

bind

vi (pret & pp bound) (clothing, etc.) apretar
References in classic literature ?
March sitting by the bed, she called Jo to her and began to bind up the hurt hands.
Doth thy sentence bind thee to wear the token in thy sleep?
But as I was going to say, if thou wantest to know what whaling is, as thou tellest ye do, I can put ye in a way of finding it out before ye bind yourself to it, past backing out.
There were a million and a half of men in the country looking for work, a hundred thousand of them right in Chicago; and were the packers to let the union stewards march into their places and bind them to a contract that would lose them several thousand dollars a day for a year?
that golden tress was charmed; each hair had in it a spell of terror and remorse for thee, and was used by a mightier power to bind thy cruel hands from inflicting uttermost evil on the helpless!
My idea was to get loose some night, along with the king, then gag and bind our master, change clothes with him, batter him into the aspect of a stranger, hitch him to the slave-chain, assume possession of the property, march to Camelot, and --
The duelists sat down; a student official stepped forward, examined the wounded head and touched the place with a sponge once or twice; the surgeon came and turned back the hair from the wound-- and revealed a crimson gash two or three inches long, and proceeded to bind an oval piece of leather and a bunch of lint over it; the tally-keeper stepped up and tallied one for the opposition in his book.
The ties that ordinarily bind children to their homes were all suspended in my case.
I would not bind myself to allow them any thing yearly.
Why, the day is already commenced which is to bind us indissolubly; and when we are once united, there shall be no recurrence of these mental terrors: I guarantee that.
Well, say I promise I won't speak: but that does not bind me not to laugh at him
Lorry knew Miss Pross to be very jealous, but he also knew her by this time to be, beneath the service of her eccentricity, one of those unselfish creatures--found only among women--who will, for pure love and admiration, bind themselves willing slaves, to youth when they have lost it, to beauty that they never had, to accomplishments that they were never fortunate enough to gain, to bright hopes that never shone upon their own sombre lives.