- To bind is defined as to tie or stick together or hold down.
- An example of to bind is using string to tie a bundle of cut flowers together.
- An example of to bind is a shared secret forcing a group of people together.
String has been used to bind these items together.
transitive verbbound, binding
- to tie together; make fast or tight, as with a rope or band
- to hold or restrain as if tied or tied down: bound by convention
- to gird or encircle with a belt, girdle, etc.; wrap or fasten around
- to bandage: often with up
- to make stick together; make cohere
- to tighten the bowels of; constipate
- to strengthen, secure, or ornament the edges of by a band, as of tape
- to fasten together the printed pages of (a book) and enclose them within a protective cover
- to secure or make firm (a bargain, contract, etc.)
- to obligate by duty, love, etc.
- to compel, as by oath, legal restraint, or contract
- to make an apprentice of; indenture: often with out or over
- to unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
Origin of bindMiddle English binden ; from Old English bindan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhendh- from source band, bend, Sanskrit badhnti, (he) binds, Gothic bindan
- to do the act of binding
- to be or become tight, hard, or stiff
- to be constricting or restricting
- to stick together
- to be obligatory or binding in force
- anything that binds
- ☆ Informal a difficult or restrictive situation; jam: to be in a bind
- Music tie ()
verbbound bound , bind·ing, binds
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chemistry To combine with, form a chemical bond with, or be taken up by, as an enzyme with its substrate.
- a. To cause to cohere or stick together in a mass: Bind the dry ingredients with milk and eggs.b. To constipate.
- To enclose and fasten (the pages of a book or other printed material) between covers.
- To furnish with an edge or border for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.
- To tie up or fasten something.
- To stick or become stuck: applied a lubricant to keep the moving parts from binding.
- To be uncomfortably tight or restricting, as clothes.
- To become compact or solid; cohere.
- To be compelling, constraining, or unifying: moved to her home town because of the ties that bind.
- Chemistry To combine chemically or form a chemical bond.
- 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.
- Informal A difficult, restrictive, or unresolvable situation: found themselves in a bind when their car broke down.
- Music A tie, slur, or brace.
Origin of bindMiddle English binden, from Old English bindan; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present binds, present participle binding, simple past bound, past participle bound or rarely bounden)
- (intransitive) To tie; to confine by any ligature.
- (intransitive) To cohere or stick together in a mass.
- Just to make the cheese more binding
- (intransitive) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
- I wish I knew why the sewing machine binds up after I use it for a while.
- (intransitive) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
- These are the ties that bind.
- To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.
- to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.
- To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind.
- Gravity binds the planets to the sun.
- Frost binds the earth.
- To couple.
- (figuratively) To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie.
- to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
- (law) To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
- (law) To place under legal obligation to serve.
- to bind an apprentice; bound out to service
- To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
- (archaic) To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.
- to bind a belt about one
- to bind a compress upon a wound.
- (archaic) To cover, as with a bandage.
- to bind up a wound.
- (archaic) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action.
- certain drugs bind the bowels.
- To put together in a cover, as of books.
- The three novels were bound together.
- (computing) To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location.
From Middle English binden, from Old English bindan, from Proto-Germanic *bindaną (compare West Frisian bine, Dutch binden, Low German binnen, German binden, Danish binde), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (“to tie”) (compare Welsh benn (“cart”), Latin offendīx (“knot, band”), Lithuanian beñdras (“partner”), Albanian bend (“servant,henchman”), bind (“to convince, persuade, tame”), Ancient Greek πεῖσμα (peisma, “cable, rope”), Sanskrit बध्नाति (badhnāti)).
- 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.
- (music) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
- (chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.
- the Maróczy Bind
From the above verb.
bind - Computer Definition
An implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols that is open source and provides a redistributable reference implementation of the key components of the DNS. These components include a Domain Name System resolver library, a Domain Name System server, and a number of tools to verify the correct operation of the DNS server.
Note that the BIND DNS server is utilized on multitudes of name-serving computers on the Internet. In fact, BIND is touted as the most widely used software on the Internet to provide Domain Name System services and is known for its ability to provide a robust and stable architecture, on top of which an enterprise’s naming architecture can be constructed. Moreover, the Domain Name System resolver library gives the standard APIs, a set of thousands of detailed functions and subroutines that programmers can use to translate domain names and Internet addresses. The resolver library was meant to be linked with applications needing name service.
ISC Inc. ISC Inc. Internet Systems Consortium: ISC BIND. [Online, 2004.] ISC Inc. Website. http://www.isc.org/index.pl?/sw/bind/; Spolsky, J. How Microsoft Lost the API War. [Online, June 13, 2004.] Joel Spolsky Website. http://joel.spolsky.com/.
(1) To link, join, connect or associate one element with another as in the following examples.
(2) To link subroutines in a program. Applications are often built with the help of many standard routines or object classes from a library, and large programs may be built as several program modules. Binding puts the pieces together. Symbolic tags are used by the programmer in the program to interface to the routine. At binding time, the tags are converted into actual memory addresses or disk locations. See linker and bindings.
(3) To link any element, tag, identifier or mnemonic with another so that the two are associated in some manner. For example, key bindings link a physical keyboard key to a numeric code that is generated when pressed. See alias and map.
(4) (BIND) (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) The most widely used DNS server software. The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) offers a reference implementation of BIND, which is available at www.isc.org. See DNS.
(5) In a communications network, to establish a software connection between one protocol and another. Data flows from the application to the transport protocol to the network protocol to the data link protocol and then onto the network. Binding the protocols creates the internal pathway. See OSI model.
bind - Legal Definition