To tie; to confine by any ligature.
* (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
To cohere or stick together in a mass.
- They that reap must sheaf and bind .
* (rfdate) (Mortimer)
- ''Just to make the cheese more binding
To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
- clay binds by heat.
To exert a binding or restraining influence.
- I wish I knew why the sewing machine binds up after I use it for a while.
To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.
- These are the ties that bind .
To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind.
- to bind''' grain in bundles; to '''bind a prisoner.
- Gravity binds the planets to the sun.
* (rfdate) Job xxviii. 11.
- Frost binds the earth.
* (rfdate) Luke xiii. 16.
- He bindeth the floods from overflowing.
(figuratively) To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie.
- Whom Satan hath bound , lo, these eighteen years.
* (rfdate) (Milton)
- to bind''' the conscience; to '''bind''' by kindness; '''bound''' by affection; commerce '''binds nations to each other.
(legal) To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
(legal) To place under legal obligation to serve.
- Who made our laws to bind us, not himself.
To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
(archaic) To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.
- to bind''' an apprentice; '''bound out to service
- to bind a belt about one
(archaic) To cover, as with a bandage.
- to bind a compress upon a wound.
(archaic) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action.
- to bind up a wound.
To put together in a cover, as of books.
- certain drugs bind the bowels.
(computing) To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location.
* 2008 , Bryan O'Sullivan, John Goerzen, Donald Bruce Stewart, Real World Haskell (page 33)
- The three novels were bound together.
* 2009 , Robert Pickering, Beginning F# (page 123)
- We bind the variable
n to the value
- You can bind an identifier to an object of a derived type, as you did earlier when you bound a string to an identifier of type
* fetter, make fast, tie, fasten, restrain
* bandage, dress
* restrain, restrict, obligate
* bind over - to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc.
* bind to - to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
* bind up in - to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in.
That which binds or ties.
A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.
Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine.
(music) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
(chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.
- the Maróczy Bind
* See also
To bind with a band or girdle.
To encircle, surround, as with a gird; inclose; encompass.