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Bind vs. Kind

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Bindverb

(intransitive) To tie; to confine by any ligature.

Kindnoun

A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.

‘What kind of a person are you?’; ‘This is a strange kind of tobacco.’;

Bindverb

(intransitive) To cohere or stick together in a mass.

‘Just to make the cheese more binding’;

Kindnoun

A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.

‘The opening served as a kind of window.’;

Bindverb

(intransitive) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.

‘I wish I knew why the sewing machine binds up after I use it for a while.’;

Kindnoun

(archaic) One's inherent nature; character, natural disposition.

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Bindverb

(intransitive) To exert a binding or restraining influence.

‘These are the ties that bind.’;

Kindnoun

Goods or services used as payment, as e.g. in barter.

Bindverb

(transitive) To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.

‘to bind grain in bundles’; ‘to bind a prisoner’;

Kindnoun

Equivalent means used as response to an action.

‘I'll pay in kind for his insult.’;

Bindverb

(transitive) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind.

‘Gravity binds the planets to the sun.’; ‘Frost binds the earth.’;

Kindnoun

(Christianity) Each of the two elements of the communion service, bread and wine.

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Bindverb

(transitive) To couple.

Kindadjective

Having a benevolent, courteous, friendly, generous, gentle, liberal, sympathetic, or warm-hearted nature or disposition, marked by consideration for – and service to – others.

Bindverb

(figuratively) To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie.

‘to bind the conscience’; ‘to bind by kindness’; ‘bound by affection’; ‘commerce binds nations to each other’;

Kindadjective

Affectionate.

‘a kind man; a kind heart’;

Bindverb

(law) To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant.

Kindadjective

Favorable.

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Bindverb

(law) To place under legal obligation to serve.

‘to bind an apprentice’; ‘bound out to service’;

Kindadjective

Mild, gentle, forgiving

‘The years have been kind to Richard Gere; he ages well.’;

Bindverb

(transitive) To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.

Kindadjective

Gentle; tractable; easily governed.

‘a horse kind in harness’;

Bindverb

To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.

‘to bind a belt about one’; ‘to bind a compress upon a wound’;

Kindadjective

(obsolete) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

Bindverb

(transitive) To cover, as with a bandage.

‘to bind up a wound’;

Kindadjective

Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

‘It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth the kind taste.’;

Bindverb

To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action, as by producing constipation.

‘Certain drugs bind the bowels.’;

Kindadjective

Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.

‘Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,The love he bore to learning was his fault.’;

Bindverb

(transitive) To put together in a cover, as of books.

‘The three novels were bound together.’;

Kindadjective

Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.

‘He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil.’; ‘O cruel Death, to those you take more kindThan to the wretched mortals left behind.’; ‘A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind.’;

Bindverb

To make two or more elements stick together.

Kindadjective

Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.

Bindverb

To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location.

Kindadjective

Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.

Bindverb

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Kindnoun

Nature; natural instinct or disposition.

‘He knew by kind and by no other lore.’; ‘Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,Are led by kind t'admire your fellow-creature.’;

Bindverb

To complain; to whine about something.

Kindnoun

Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.

‘Every kind of beasts, and of birds.’; ‘She follows the law of her kind.’; ‘Here to sow the seed of bread,That man and all the kinds be fed.’;

Bindnoun

That which binds or ties.

Kindnoun

Sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.

‘How diversely Love doth his pageants play,And snows his power in variable kinds !’; ‘There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.’; ‘Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not rich men philosophers?’; ‘Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn.’;

Bindnoun

A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.

Kindverb

To beget.

Bindnoun

Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine.

Kindnoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

‘sculpture is a form of art’; ‘what kinds of desserts are there?’;

Bindnoun

(music) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.

Kindadjective

having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior;

‘kind to sick patients’; ‘a kind master’; ‘kind words showing understanding and sympathy’; ‘thanked her for her kind letter’;

Bindnoun

(chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.

‘the Maróczy Bind’;

Kindadjective

liberal;

‘kind words of praise’;

Bindnoun

The indurated clay of coal mines.

Kindadjective

conducive to comfort; beneficial;

‘the genial sunshine’; ‘a kind climate’; ‘hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet’;

Bindverb

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.

Kindadjective

expressing sympathy

Bindverb

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.

‘He bindeth the floods from overflowing.’; ‘Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years.’;

Kindadjective

characterized by mercy, and compassion;

‘compassionate toward disadvantaged people’; ‘kind to animals’; ‘a humane judge’;

Bindverb

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

Kindadjective

agreeable;

‘a dry climate kind to asthmatics’;

Bindverb

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.

Kindadjective

helpful to other people;

‘helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day’;

Bindverb

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

Kindadjective

tolerant and forgiving under provocation;

‘our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke’;

Bindverb

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

Kindadjective

showing consideration and anticipation of needs;

‘it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers’; ‘a neighbor showed thoughtful attention’;

Bindverb

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

Kindadjective

generously responsive;

‘good-hearted but inept efforts to help’; ‘take a kindly interest’; ‘a kindly gentleman’; ‘an openhearted gift to charity’;

Bindverb

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.

‘Who made our laws to bind us, not himself.’;

Kindnoun

a group of people or things having similar characteristics

‘more data of this kind would be valuable’; ‘all kinds of music’;

Bindverb

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

Kindnoun

character or nature

‘the trials were different in kind from any that preceded them’;

Bindverb

To tie; to confine by any ligature.

‘They that reap must sheaf and bind.’;

Kindnoun

each of the elements (bread and wine) of the Eucharist

‘communion in both kinds’;

Bindverb

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

Kindadjective

having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature

‘he was very kind to me’; ‘she was a good, kind woman’;

Bindverb

To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.

Kindadjective

used in a polite request

‘would you be kind enough to repeat what you said?’;

Bindverb

To exert a binding or restraining influence.

Kindadjective

(of a consumer product) gentle on (a part of the body)

‘look for rollers that are kind to hair’;

Bindnoun

That which binds or ties.

Kindadjective

affectionate or loving.

Bindnoun

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

Bindnoun

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

Bindnoun

A ligature or tie for grouping notes.

Bindnoun

something that hinders as if with bonds

Bindverb

stick to firmly;

‘Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?’;

Bindverb

create social or emotional ties;

‘The grandparents want to bond with the child’;

Bindverb

make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope;

‘The Chinese would bind the feet of their women’;

Bindverb

wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

Bindverb

secure with or as if with ropes;

‘tie down the prisoners’; ‘tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed’;

Bindverb

bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted;

‘He's held by a contract’; ‘I'll hold you by your promise’;

Bindverb

form a chemical bond with;

‘The hydrogen binds the oxygen’;

Bindverb

provide with a binding;

‘bind the books in leather’;

Bindverb

fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord;

‘They tied their victim to the chair’;

Bindverb

cause to be constipated;

‘These foods tend to constipate you’;

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