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BIND, verb transitive
1. To tie together, or confine with a cord, or any thing that is flexible; to fasten as with a band, fillet or ligature.
2. To gird, inwrap or involve; to confine by a wrapper, cover or bandage; sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
3. To confine or restrain, as with a chain, fetters or cord; as, bind him hand and foot.
4. To restrain in any manner.
He bindeth the floods from overflowing. Job 28:11.
5. To oblige by a promise, vow, stipulation, covenant, law, duty or any other moral tie; to engage.
If a man shall swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond. Numbers 30:2.
We are bound by the laws of kindness, of nature, of a state, etc.
6. To confirm or ratify.
Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven. Matthew 16:19.
7. To distress, trouble, or confine by infirmity.
Whom Satan hath bound these eighteen years. Luke 13:1.
8. To constrain by a powerful influence or persuasion.
I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem. Acts 20:1.
9. To restrain the natural discharges of the bowels; to make costive; as, certain kinds of food bind the body or bowels.
10. To form a border; to fasten with a band, ribin, or any thing that strengthens the edges; as, to bind a garment or carpet.
11. To cover with leather or anything firm; to sew together and cover; as, to bind a book.
12. To cover or secure by a band; as, to bind a wheel with tire.
13. To oblige to serve, by contract; as, to bind an apprentice; often with out; as, to bind out a servant.
14. To make hard or firm; as, certain substances bind the earth.
To bind to is to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
To bind over is to oblige by bond to appear at a court.
BIND, verb intransitive To contract; to grow hard or stiff; as, clay binds by heat.
1. To grow or become costive.
2. To be obligatory.
BIND, noun A stalk of hops, so called from its winding round a pole or tree, or being bound to it.
1. A bind of eels, is a quantity consisting of 10 strikes, each containing 25 eels, or 250 in the whole.
2. Among miners, indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxyd of iron.
BI'NDER, noun A person who binds; one whose occupation is to bind books; also, one who binds sheaves.
1. Anything that binds, as a fillet, cord, rope, or band.
BI'NDERY, noun A place where books are bound.
BI'NDING, participle present tense Fastening with a band; confining; restraining; covering or wrapping; obliging by a promise or other moral tie; making costive; contracting; making hard or stiff.
BI'NDING, adjective That obliges; obligatory; as the binding force of a moral duty or of a command.
BI'NDING, noun The act of fastening with a band or obliging; a bandage; the cover of a book, with the sewing and accompanying work; any thing that binds; something that secures the edge of cloth.
1. In the art of defense, a method of securing or crossing the adversary's sword with a pressure, accompanied with a spring of the wrist.
Binding-joists, in architecture, are the joists of a floor into which the trimmers of staircases, or well holes of the stairs and chimney ways, are framed.
BI'ND-WEED, noun A genus of plants, called Convolvulus, comprehending many species, as the white, the blue, the
Syrian bind-weed etc. The black briony or Tamus is called black bind-weed; and the Smilax is called rough bind-weed