bind n : something that hinders as if with bonds
1 stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" [syn: adhere, hold fast, bond, stick, stick to]
2 create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" [syn: 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: bandage]
5 secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed" [syn: tie down, tie up, 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, hold, obligate]
7 form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
8 provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
9 fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair" [syn: tie] [ant: untie]
- Rhymes: -aɪnd
- Crimean Tatar: bint
- Czech: vázat (by a promise)
- Dutch: binden, verbinden, koppelen
- Finnish: sitoa, yhdistää
- French: relier (livre)
- German: verbinden (1,2), konnektieren (1)
- Ido: bindar
- Indonesian: ikat, sambung, hubung
- Italian: to connect: legare, to couple: connettere, to produce a book: rilegare
- Japanese: 繋ぐ (つなぐ, tsunagu), 繋げる (つなげる, tsunageru)
- Portuguese: conectar
- Spanish: atar (tie), empastar (books)
- Romanian: cuplare , conectare , legare
Things known as BIND or Bind include:
- BIND - the Berkeley Internet Name Domain, a DNS server
- Bind (wicca) - The Wiccan practice of stopping one's ability to do something through magical means.
- Foot binding
- When using monads in functional programming, bind is an operation of monads. A simple example (enabled by the fact that sets can be regarded as monads as well): Let A be a set, f: A \to 2^B, A_0 \subseteq A, then A_0 >\!\!\!>\!\!\!= f = \bigcup \left\, thus, f is applied pointwise and the union of the intermediate results is returned.
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