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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bind /ˈbaɪnd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bind /ˈbaɪnd/ 動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 連結; 結合

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bind, n.
 1. That which binds or ties.
 2. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
 3. Metal. Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
 4. Mus. A ligature or tie for grouping notes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bind v. t. [imp. Bound p. p. Bound, formerly Bounden p. pr. & vb. n. Binding.]
 1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.
 2. To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
    He bindeth the floods from overflowing.   --Job xxviii. 11.
    Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years.   --Luke xiii. 16.
 3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
 4. To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
 5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
 6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
 7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
 8. Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
    Who made our laws to bind us, not himself.   --Milton.
 9. Law (a) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant. --Abbott. (b) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.
 To bind over, to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc.
 To bind to, to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
 To bind up in, to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in.
 Syn: -- To fetter; tie; fasten; restrain; restrict; oblige.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bind v. i.
 1. To tie; to confine by any ligature.
    They that reap must sheaf and bind.   --Shak.
 2. To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
 3. To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
 4. To exert a binding or restraining influence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : something that hinders as if with bonds
      v 1: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
           [syn: adhere, hold fast, bond, stick, stick to]
      2: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to
         bond with the child" [syn: tie, attach, bond]
      3: make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The
         Chinese would bind the feet of their women" [ant: unbind]
      4: wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose [syn: bandage]
      5: secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners";
         "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling
         shed" [syn: tie down, tie up, truss]
      6: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a
         contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" [syn: oblige,
          hold, obligate]
      7: form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
      8: provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
      9: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied
         their victim to the chair" [syn: tie] [ant: untie]
      10: cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate
          you" [syn: constipate]
      [also: bound]