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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bind  \Bind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Bound};  p.  p.  {Bound},  formerly 
  {Bounden};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Binding}.]  [AS.  bindan  perfect 
  tense  band,  bundon,  p.  p.  bunden;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  binden, 
  Dan.  binde,  Sw  &  Icel.  binda,  Goth.  bindan  Skr.  bandh  (for 
  bhandh)  to  bind,  cf  Gr  ?  (for  ?)  cable,  and  L.  offendix 
  [root]90.] 
  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. 
 
  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) 
  a  To  bring  (any  one)  under  definite  legal  obligations; 
  esp.  under  the  obligation  of  a  bond  or  covenant. 
  --Abbott. 
  b  To  place  under  legal  obligation  to  serve;  to 
  indenture;  as  to  bind  an  apprentice;  --  sometimes 
  with  out  as  bound  out  to  service. 
 
  {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 
 
  Syn:  To  fetter;  tie;  fasten;  restrain;  restrict;  oblige. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Binding  \Bind"ing\,  a. 
  That  binds;  obligatory. 
 
  {Binding  beam}  (Arch.),  the  main  timber  in  double  flooring. 
 
 
  {Binding  joist}  (Arch.),  the  secondary  timber  in 
  double-framed  flooring. 
 
  Syn:  Obligatory;  restraining;  restrictive;  stringent; 
  astringent;  costive;  styptic. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Binding  \Bind"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  one  who  or  that  which  binds. 
 
  2.  Anything  that  binds;  a  bandage;  the  cover  of  a  book,  or 
  the  cover  with  the  sewing,  etc.;  something  that  secures 
  the  edge  of  cloth  from  raveling. 
 
  3.  pl  (Naut.)  The  transoms,  knees,  beams,  keelson,  and  other 
  chief  timbers  used  for  connecting  and  strengthening  the 
  parts  of  a  vessel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  binding 
  adj  1:  executed  with  proper  legal  authority;  "a  binding  contract" 
  2:  hindering  freedom  of  movement;  "tight  garments  are 
  uncomfortably  binding"  [syn:  {constricting}] 
  3:  causing  constipation  [syn:  {constipating}] 
  n  1:  the  capacity  to  attract  and  hold  something 
  2:  strip  sewn  over  or  along  an  edge  for  reinforcement  or 
  decoration 
  3:  the  act  of  applying  a  bandage  [syn:  {dressing},  {bandaging}] 
  4:  the  front  and  back  covering  of  a  book;  "the  book  had  a 
  leather  binding"  [syn:  {book  binding},  {cover},  {back}] 




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