- past participle
- present participle
something that hinders as if with bonds
adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to (verb)
stick to firmly
"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
bind, tie, attach, bond (verb)
create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
"The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
bind, bandage (verb)
wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
tie down, tie up, bind, truss (verb)
secure with or as if with ropes
"tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
oblige, bind, hold, obligate (verb)
bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
provide with a binding
"bind the books in leather"
tie, bind (verb)
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
"They tied their victim to the chair"
form a chemical bond with
"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
constipate, bind (verb)
cause to be constipated
"These foods tend to constipate you"
That which binds or ties.
A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.
Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine.
A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
To put together in a cover, as of books
to associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name with the content of a storage location
BIND, or named, is the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. On Unix-like operating systems it is the de facto standard. Originally written by four graduate students at the Computer Systems Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley, the name originates as an acronym from Berkeley Internet Name Domain, reflecting the application's use within UCB. BIND was first released with Berkeley Software Distribution 4.3BSD, and as such, it is free and open source software. Paul Vixie started maintaining it in 1988 while working for Digital Equipment Corporation. As of 2012, the Internet Systems Consortium maintains, updates, and writes new versions of BIND.