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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BI'NDERY, noun A place where books are bound.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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