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 for bind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bind \Bind\, v. t. [imp. Bound; p. p. Bound, formerly
     Bounden; p. pr. & vb. n. Binding.] [AS. bindan, perfect
     tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden,
     Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel. binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for
     bhandh) to bind, cf. Gr. ? (for ?) cable, and L. offendix.
     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.
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     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.
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              He bindeth the floods from overflowing. --Job
                                                    xxviii. 11.
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              Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years.
                                                    --Luke xiii.
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     3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; --
        sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
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     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.
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     5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action;
        as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
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     6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge
        of a carpet or garment.
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     7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to
        bind a book.
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     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.
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              Who made our laws to bind us, not himself. --Milton.
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     9. (Law)
        (a) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations;
            esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
        (b) To place under legal obligation to serve; to
            indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes
            with out; as, bound out to service.
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     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.
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     Syn: To fetter; tie; fasten; restrain; restrict; oblige.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bind \Bind\, n.
     1. That which binds or ties.
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     2. Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a
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     3. (Metal.) Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of
        iron. --Kirwan.
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     4. (Mus.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bind \Bind\, v. i.
     1. To tie; to confine by any ligature.
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              They that reap must sheaf and bind.   --Shak.
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     2. To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick
        together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat. --Mortimer.
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     3. To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural
        action, as by friction.
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     4. To exert a binding or restraining influence. --Locke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something that hinders as if with bonds
      v 1: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
           [syn: adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick,
           stick to]
      2: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to
         bond with the child" [syn: bind, 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:
         bind, bandage]
      5: secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners";
         "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling
         shed" [syn: tie down, tie up, bind, 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,
         bind, hold, obligate]
      7: provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
      8: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied
         their victim to the chair" [syn: tie, bind] [ant:
         unbrace, unlace, untie]
      9: form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
      10: cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate
          you" [syn: constipate, bind]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  269 Moby Thesaurus words for "bind":
     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

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Berkeley Internet Name Domain [software] (Unix)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Berkeley Internet Name Domain
      (BIND) An implementation of a DNS server
     developed and distributed by the University of California at
     Many Internet hosts run BIND, and it is the ancestor of
     many commercial implementations.

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