v. t.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.
[imp. Bound ( ); p. p. Bound, formerly Bounden ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Binding.]
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.
He bindeth the floods from overflowing.
- Job xxviii. 11.
Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years.
- Luke xiii. 16.
3.To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; - sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
4.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.
5.To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
6.To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
7.To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
8.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.
Who made our laws to bind us, not himself.
- Milton.
9.(Law) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
To bind over
to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc.
To bind to
to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
To bind up in
to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in.
v. i.1.To tie; to confine by any ligature.
They that reap must sheaf and bind.
- Shak.
2.To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
3.To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
4.To exert a binding or restraining influence.
n.1.That which binds or ties.
2.Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
3.(Metal.) Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
4.(Mus.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
Noun1.bind - something that hinders as if with bonds
Verb1.bind - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
2.bind - create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
Synonyms: bond, attach, tie
3.bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
unbind - untie or unfasten; "unbind the feet of this poor woman"
4.bind - wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
Synonyms: bandage
5.bind - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed"
Synonyms: tie down, tie up, truss
6.bind - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
Synonyms: oblige, obligate, hold
7.bind - form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
8.bind - provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
9.bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
Synonyms: tie
10.bind - cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"
Synonyms: constipate

TO BIND, BINDING, contracts. These words are applied to the contract entered into, between a master and an apprentice the latter is said to be bound.
     2. In order to make a good binding, the consent of the apprentice must be had, together with that of his father, next friend, or some one standing in loco parentis. Bac. Ab. Master and Servant, A; 8 John. 328; 2 Pen. 977; 2 Yerg. 546 1 Ashmead, 123; 10 Sergeant & Rawle, 416 1 Massachusetts, 172; 1 Vermont, 69. Whether a father has, by the common law, a right to bind out his child, during his minority without his consent, seems not to be settled. 2 Dall. 199; 7 Mass. 147; 1 Mason, 78; 1 Ashm. 267. Vide Apprentice; Father; Mother; Parent.
     3. The words to bind or binding, are also used to signify that a thing is subject to an obligation, engagement or liability; as, the judgment binds such an estate. Vide Lien.

TO BIND, OR TO BIND OVER, crim. law. The act by which a magistrate or a court hold to bail a party, accused of a crime or misdemeanor.
     2. A person accused may be bound over to appear at a court having jurisdiction of the offence charged, to answer; or he may be bound over to be of good behaviour, (q. v.) or to keep the peace. See Surety of the Peace.
     3. On refusing to enter into the requisite recognizance, the accused may be committed to prison.

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