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Bind (v. t.) 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.
Bind (v. t.) 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.
Bind (v. t.) To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
Bind (v. t.) 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.
Bind (v. t.) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
Bind (v. t.) To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
Bind (v. t.) To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
Bind (v. t.) 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.
Bind (v. t.) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
Bind (v. t.) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.
Bind (v. i.) To tie; to confine by any ligature.
Bind (v. i.) To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
Bind (v. i.) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
Bind (v. i.) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
Bind (n.) That which binds or ties.
Bind (n.) Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
Bind (n.) Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
Bind (n.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
Bound (imp.) of Bind
Bound (p. p.) of Bind
Bound (n.) The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary.
Bound (v. t.) To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.
Bound (v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
Bound (v. i.) To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain.
Bound (v. i.) To rebound, as an elastic ball.
Bound (v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
Bound (v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
Bound (n.) A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
Bound (n.) Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.
Bound (n.) Spring from one foot to the other.
Bound () imp. & p. p. of Bind.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Constipated; costive.
Bound (v.) Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; -- with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.