Webster dictionary was developed by Noah Webster in the beginning of 19th century. On this website, you can find definition for bind from the 1913 edition of Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Define bind using one of the most comprehensive free online dictionaries on the web.

Search Results

bind
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 18
1. That which binds or ties.
2. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
4. A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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.
3. 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.
4. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
5. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
6. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
7. 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.
8. To bring ( any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
9. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; - sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
Examples of usage:
Similar Words:
Filter by Alphabet