Definition of Bind:

  1. Trim (the edge of a piece of material) with a decorative strip.

  2. Another term for tie.

  3. Cohere or cause to cohere in a single mass.

  4. (of a rule or set of grammatical conditions) determine the relationship between (coreferential noun phrases).

  5. A problematical situation.

  6. Cause (people) to feel united.

  7. To make permanent or irrevocable in the case of documents or contracts. For example, people in the US can bind themselves to a mortgage with a fixed interest rate if they agree to a lending institutions terms and conditions.

  8. Tie or fasten (something) tightly.

  9. Colloquial term for being in a state of potential trouble or anxiety. For example, a company that has negative cash flows and lots of debts can be said to be in a bind.

  10. Act of combining, tying or securing two or more objects together without changing the inherent nature of each individual object. For example, a person writing a report consisting of many pages can bind all of those pages together with a staple.

  11. A statutory constraint.

  12. Constraining or constricting to a defined set of rules, limitations or parameters. For example, some companies have firewalls that bind computers to local intranets.

  13. (of a quantifier) be applied to (a given variable) so that the variable falls within its scope.

  14. Fix together and enclose (the pages of a book) in a cover.

  15. Another term for bine.

  16. Impose a legal or contractual obligation on.

Synonyms of Bind

Unite, Join, Bond, Knit together, Draw together, Yoke together, Predicament, Awkward situation, Quandary, Dilemma, Plight, Difficult situation, Cleft stick, Mess, Quagmire, Stick, Cohere, Accept obligation, Adjoin, Afterthought, Agglutinate, Agree to, Ally, Anchor, Annoyance, Answer for, Apply, Apprentice, Article, Associate, Attach, Band, Bandage, Bar, Be answerable for, Be responsible for, Be security for, Befringe, Belt, Bend, Bind over, Bind up, Block, Block up, Blockade, Blockage, Border, Bore, Bother, Bound, Brace, Bracket, Braze, Bridle, Bundle, Bung, Bureaucratic delay, Caulk, Cause, Cause to, Cement, Chain, Chink, Choke, Choke off, Choke up, Cinch, Clog, Clog up, Clutch, Commit, Compel, Complication, Congest, Connect, Constipate, Constrain, Contract, Cork, Correlate, Couple, Cover, Crunch, Dam, Dam up, Delay, Delayage, Delayed reaction, Detention, Dilemma, Do up, Double take, Dragging, Draw a parallel, Drive, Edge, Embarrassing position, Embarrassment, Enchain, Encircle, Enforce, Enframe, Engage, Entrammel, Equate, Fasten, Fetter, Fill, Fill up, Fine how-do-you-do, Fix, Force, Foul, Frame, Fringe, Fuse, Gird, Girdle, Girt, Girth, Glue, Go bail for, Gum, Gyve, Halt, Hamper, Handcuff, Hang-up, Have, Have an understanding, Hell to pay, Hem, Hindrance, Hobble, Hog-tie, Hold, Holdup, Hopple, Hot water, How-do-you-do, Identify, Imbroglio, Impel, Indenture, Interim, Interrelate, Irritant, Irritation, Jam, Lace, Lag, Lagging, Lap, Lash, Leash, Line, Link, List, Logjam, Make, Make fast, Make imperative, Make incumbent, Manacle, March, Marge, Margin, Marginate, Mess, Mix, Moor, Morass, Moratorium, Obligate, Oblige, Obstipate, Obstruct, Obstruction, Ordeal, Pack, Paperasserie, Parallel, Parallelize, Parlous straits, Pass, Paste, Pause, Peg down, Picket, Pickle, Pin down, Pinch, Pinion, Pledge, Plight, Plug, Plug up, Predicament, Pretty pass, Pretty pickle, Pretty predicament, Purfle, Purl, Put in irons, Quagmire, Quicksand, Red tape, Red-tapeism, Red-tapery, Relate, Relativize, Reprieve, Require, Respite, Restrain, Retardance, Retardation, Rim, Rope, Saddle with, Scrape, Secure, Set off, Shackle, Shake hands on, Side, Skirt, Slough, Slow-up, Slowdown, Slowness, Solder, Spile, Splice, Spot, Squeeze, Stanch, Stay, Stay of execution, Stench, Stew, Stick, Stick together, Sticky wicket, Stop, Stop up, Stoppage, Stopper, Stopple, Strait, Straitjacket, Straits, Strap, Stuff, Stuff up, Suspension, Swaddle, Swamp, Swathe, Take the vows, Tether, Tie, Tie down, Tie up, Tie-up, Tight spot, Tight squeeze, Tightrope, Time lag, Trammel, Trial, Tricky spot, Trim, Truss, Undertake, Unholy mess, Use force upon, Verge, Vexation, Wait, Wed, Weld, Wire, Wrap, Wrap up, Wreathe, Tie, Tie up, Fasten, Fasten together, Hold together, Secure, Make fast, Attach, Trim, Hem, Edge, Border, Fringe, Rim, Band

How to use Bind in a sentence?

  1. A ruffle with the edges bound in a contrasting color.
  2. The moral bind of the law.
  3. This has the consequence that where a coreferential or bound zero anaphor may occur, the use of an overt pronoun will tend to be taken to solicit disjoint reference.
  4. A small, fat volume, bound in red morocco.
  5. He is in a political bind over the welfare issue.
  6. Floating bundles of logs bound together with ropes.
  7. A party who signs a document will normally be bound by its terms.
  8. The beat on which the bind begins is also indicated explicitly.
  9. In two studies in which readers eye movements were recorded, we examined the processing of pronouns bound by universal quantifiers.
  10. The comradeship that had bound such a disparate bunch of young men together.
  11. Mix the flour with the coconut and enough egg white to bind them.

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