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Bind is sometimes a misspelling of behind.

The word bind is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bind

What does bind mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: binds

  1. something that hinders as if with bonds

Alternative definition of the noun bind


  1. That which binds or ties.
  2. A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.
  3. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine.
  4. [music] A ligature or tie for grouping notes.

Specialised definition of the noun bind

Glossary of sports / fencing

a series of circular moves with the blade to disengage

Definition of the verb bind

What does bind mean as a doing word?

Bind is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. stick to firmly
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman spliced ropes
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): attach, bond, bundle, concatenate, fasten, fix, glom, graft, moor, package, secure, splice, weld.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of bind: adhere / bond / hold fast / stick / stick to
    • more generic word: attach = become attached
  2. create social or emotional ties
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of bind: attach / bond / tie
    • more generic word: relate = have or establish a relationship to
    • more specific words:
      • fixate = attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
      • befriend = become friends with
  3. make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
  4. wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
  5. secure with or as if with ropes
    • example: They want to bind the prisoners
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of bind: tie down / tie up / truss
    • more generic words: confine / constrain / hold / restrain = to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
    • more specific terms:
    • entailment: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached
  6. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of bind: hold / obligate / oblige
    • more generic word: relate = have or establish a relationship to
    • more specific terms:
      • pledge = bind or secure by a pledge
      • article = bind by a contract
      • indenture / indent = bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant
      • tie down = restrain from independence by an obligation
  7. provide with a binding
    • example: bind the books in leather
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered
    • more specific word: rebind = provide with a new binding
  8. fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of bind: tie
    • more generic words: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached
    • more specific terms:
      • muzzle / gag = tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
      • retie = tie again or anew
      • bind off / tie up = finish the last row
      • loop = fasten or join with a loop
      • cord = bind or tie with a cord
      • lash together = bind together with a cord or rope
      • truss = tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
      • leash / rope = fasten with a rope
      • strap = tie with a strap
      • knot = tie or fasten into a knot
      • lash = bind with a rope, chain, or cord
      • band = bind or tie together, as with a band
      • lace up / lace = draw through eyes or holes
  9. form a chemical bond with
  10. cause to be constipated
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of bind: constipate
    • more generic word: indispose = cause to feel unwell
    • more specific word: obstipate = constipate severely

Alternative definition of the verb bind


  1. To connect
  2. To couple
  3. To put together in a cover, as of books
  4. [computing] to associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name with the content of a storage location


"Bind" is a film, written and directed by Dan Walton, based on a story by Dan Walton.

Phrases with Bind

Phrases starting with the word Bind:

  1. Bind Up
  2. bind off
  3. bind over
  4. Bind-Rune
  5. Bind on Equip
  6. Bind on Pickup

Phrases ending with the word Bind:

  1. Bell-Bind
  2. In a Bind
  3. double bind

Other phrase containing the word Bind:

  1. to bind over

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bind

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Google previewNovell's Guide to Troubleshooting eDirectory (2004)

by Peter Kuo, Jim Henderson

From DS's perspective, these LDAP authentication methods mean the following: An anonymous bind is an unauthenticated connection with public access to the directory. A cleartext bind is an authentication over an unencrypted channel.

Google previewInner Arts 1 Practicum

by Jana Dixon

A double bind is an emotionally distressing dilemma in communication in which an individual receives two or more...

The double bind is a spanner in the neurological works that ultimately leads to hopelessness, depression and fatigue, so it is ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

BIND is the most widely−used name server software on the Internet, and is supported by the Internet Software Consortium, From Debian 3.0r0 APT−Dictionary/html/index.html BIND See Berkeley ...

Google previewReinterpreting the Political (1998)

Continental Philosophy and Political Theory by Lenore Langsdorf, Stephen H. Watson, Karen Anne Smith

The instructive thing about an existential double bind is that the very writing of book reviews, when undertaken from the posture of a stage observer, bypasses ...

Google previewBiosensors (2003)

Kinetics of Binding and Dissociation Using Fractals by Ajit Sadana

bind is the fractal dimension of the surface during the binding step. Eq. ( 10.2a) indicates that the concentration of the product ( Ab . Ag)(/ ) in a reaction Ab + Ag — > Ab . Ag on a solid fractal surface scales at short and intermediate time ...

Google previewPost-deconstructive Subjectivity and History (2013)

Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and Postcolonial Thought by Aniruddha Chowdhury

The bind is the necessary failure of language and itself points to the aporia of ontic- ontological difference expressed, in this case, in language. Although Heidegger's central thesis, in Being and Time, is that, as ecstatic mode, time is one, the ...

Google previewHow to Build Small-Block Ford Racing Engines HP1536 (2010)

Parts, Blueprinting, Modifications, and Dyno Testing for Drag, Circle Track,Road , Off-Road, and Boat Racing. Covers All Small-Block Fords, 302/5.0L, and351W/5. by Tom Monroe

Coil bind is the height a spring can be compressed to where each coil touches the adjacent coils. A valve spring should never see Spring Inspection.

Google previewThe Ambiguity Advantage (2006)

What Great Leaders are Great At by D. Wilkinson

bind. The double bind is a particular type of paradoxical dilemma where two apparently contradictory statements appear to be true at the same time , a sort of damned if you do and damned if you don't scenario.

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Usage statistics about bind

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bind:


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Quotes about Bind

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country. (Thomas Jefferson)
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Scrabble value of B3I1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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