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bounden


  3  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]: 
 
  Bounden  \Bound"en\,  p.  p  &  a.  [Old.  p.  p.  of  bind.] 
  1.  Bound;  fastened  by  bonds.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bounden 
  adj  :  morally  obligatory;  "my  bounden  duty" 




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