(n.) One of a peculiar race inhabiting Yesso, the Kooril Islands etc., in the northern part of the empire of Japan, by some supposed to have been the progenitors of the Japanese. The Ainos are stout and short, with hairy bodies.
One of a peculiar race found primarily in Hokkaido, in the northern part of the empire of Japan, the Kurile Islands, and nearby. They are believed to be the native inhabitants of the Japanese islands. The Ainus are stout and short, with hairy bodies. Also called Aino and hairy Ainu.
(n.) Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
(n.) Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
(n.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
(v. i.) To tie; to confine by any ligature.
(v. i.) To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
(v. i.) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
(v. i.) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
(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.
(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.
(v. t.) To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
(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.
(v. t.) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
(v. t.) To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
(v. t.) To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
(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.
(v. t.) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
(v. t.) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.