- 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.
bind definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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 ()
bind definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb bound bound , bind·ing, binds verb, transitive
- To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
- To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon.
- To bandage: bound up their wounds.
- To hold or restrain with or as if with bonds.
- To compel, obligate, or unite: bound by a deep sense of duty; bound by a common interest in sports.
- Law To place under legal obligation by contract or oath.
- To make certain or irrevocable: bind the deal with a down payment.
- To apprentice or indenture: was bound out as a servant.
- To cause to cohere or stick together in a mass: Bind the dry ingredients with milk and eggs.
- To enclose and fasten (a book or other printed material) between covers.
- To furnish with an edge or border for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.
- To constipate.
- Chemistry To combine with, form a chemical bond with, or be taken up by, as an enzyme with its substrate.
- 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 or unifying: 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: Middle English binden, from Old English bindan; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.
bind - Computer Definition
A domain name server (DNS) for UNIX operating systems (OSs), BIND was originally written for the BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) version of UNIX written at the University of California at Berkeley. See also daemon, DNS, OS, and UNIX.
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.
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