Origin of bind

before 1000; Middle English binden (v.), Old English bindan; cognate with Old High German bintan, Old Norse binda, Gothic bindan, Sanskrit bandhati (he) binds
SYNONYMS FOR 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
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British Dictionary definitions for bind over (1 of 2)

bind over


verb

(tr, adverb) to place (a person) under a legal obligation, such as one to keep the peace

British Dictionary definitions for bind over (2 of 2)

bind

/ (baɪnd) /

verb binds, binding or bound

noun

See also bind over

Word Origin for bind

Old English bindan; related to Old Norse binda, Old High German bintan, Latin offendix band ², Sanskrit badhnāti he binds
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Science definitions for bind over

bind

[ bīnd ]

To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
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Idioms and Phrases with bind over (1 of 2)

bind over


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)

bind


In addition to the idioms beginning with bind

  • bind hand and foot
  • bind over

also see:

  • in a bind

Also see underbound.

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