verb (used with object), bound, bind·ing.
verb (used without object), bound, bind·ing.
Origin of bind
ANTONYMS FOR bind
Related formsbind·a·ble, adjectivemis·bind, verb, mis·bound, mis·bind·ing.re·bind, verb, re·bound, re·bind·ing.
Can be confusedbind bound
British Dictionary definitions for bind over (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for bind over (2 of 2)
verb binds, binding or bound
- (tr) to enclose and fasten (the pages of a book) between covers
- (intr) (of a book) to undergo this process
Word Origin for bind
Science definitions for bind over
Idioms and Phrases with bind over (1 of 2)
Oblige someone to do or not do something; hold on bail or keep under bond. For example, The sheriff will bind over the murder suspect to the homicide division. This phrase is nearly always used in a legal context. [Late 1500s]
Idioms and Phrases with bind over (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with bind
- bind hand and foot
- bind over
- in a bind
Also see underbound.