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bind (v.)

Old English bindan "to tie up with bonds" (literally and figuratively), also "to make captive; to cover with dressings and bandages" (class III strong verb; past tense band, past participle bunden), from Proto-Germanic *bindanan (source also of Old Saxon bindan, Old Norse and Old Frisian binda, Old High German binten "to bind," German binden, Gothic bindan), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind." Of books, from c. 1400. Intransitive sense of "stick together, cohere" is from 1670s.

bind (n.)

"anything that binds," in various senses, late Old English, from bind (v.). Meaning "tight or awkward situation" is from 1851.

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Definitions of bind
1
bind (v.)
stick to firmly;
Synonyms: adhere / hold fast / bond / stick / stick to
bind (v.)
create social or emotional ties;
Synonyms: tie / attach / bond
bind (v.)
make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope;
The Chinese would bind the feet of their women
bind (v.)
wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose;
Synonyms: bandage
bind (v.)
secure with or as if with ropes;
Synonyms: tie down / tie up / truss
bind (v.)
bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted;
Synonyms: oblige / hold / obligate
bind (v.)
provide with a binding;
bind the books in leather
bind (v.)
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord;
Synonyms: tie
bind (v.)
form a chemical bond with;
The hydrogen binds the oxygen
bind (v.)
cause to be constipated;
Synonyms: constipate
2
bind (n.)
something that hinders as if with bonds;
From wordnet.princeton.edu