English dictionary

bind meaning and definition

BIND noun

Definition of bind (noun)

  1. something that hinders as if with bonds

BIND verb

Definition of bind (verb)

  1. stick to firmly
  2. create social or emotional ties
    • "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
    • synonyms: attach, bond, tie
  3. make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
    • "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
    • antonym: unbind
  4. wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
  5. secure with or as if with ropes
    • "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
    • synonyms: tie down, tie up, truss
  6. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    • "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
    • synonyms: hold, obligate, oblige
  7. provide with a binding
    • "bind the books in leather"
  8. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    • "They tied their victim to the chair"
    • synonyms: tie
    • antonym: unbrace
  9. form a chemical bond with
    • "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
  10. cause to be constipated
    • "These foods tend to constipate you"
    • synonyms: constipate
Source: Princeton University Wordnet