Definitions of bind

The word "bind" uses 4 letters: bdin.

BIND is playable in:

Words With Friends9
Scrabble US7
Scrabble UK7

v. t. - 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

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels. 2

v. t. - To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment. 2

v. t. - To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant. 2

v. t. - To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service. 2

v. i. - To tie; to confine by any ligature. 2

v. i. - To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat. 2

v. i. - To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction. 2

v. i. - To exert a binding or restraining influence. 2

n. - That which binds or ties. 2

n. - Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine. 2

n. - Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron. 2

n. - A ligature or tie for grouping notes. 2

Words formed by adding one letter before or after bind (in bold), or to bdin in any order:

i - bindi10

s - binds10

l - blind11

u - unbid11


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