General English

  • verb to tie someone’s hands or feet so they cannot move
  • verb to tie something or someone to something else
  • verb to force someone to do something
  • verb to put a cover on a book

General Science

  • verb to glue or attach sheets of paper along their spine to form a book
  • verb to form a chemical bond


  • verb to cut corn and tie it together in sheaves


  • verb to make it a legal duty for someone or something to act in a particular way


  • noun
    (written as BIND)
    software that provides the functions of a domain name Server for server computers running BSD UNIX.
  • verb to link and convert one or more object code programs into a form that can be executed
  • acronym forBerkeley Internet Name Domain
    (written as BIND)


  • To make secure, fasten, restrain, or enclose. For example, to bind multiple twisted pair wires within a cable sheath.
  • in computers and networks, to associate data, objects, subroutines, communication protocols, units, applications, or the like.


  • verb to stick together, or cause things to stick together, so as to form a solid mass


  • verb to make someone obliged to obey a rule or keep a promise

Media Studies

  • verb to make pages into a book form by fastening them together inside a cover

Origin & History of “bind”

Band, bend, bind, bond, and bundle can all be traced back ultimately to an Indo-European base *bhendh-, which was also the source of Sanskrit bandh ‘bind’ and Greek peisma ‘cable’. In the case of bind, the immediate precursor of Old English bindan was the Germanic stem with an i vowel, *bind-. In the 14th century the verb came to be used as a noun, for the ‘stem of a climbing plant’, from which we get bine (as in woodbine ‘honeysuckle’).