What does the word bind mean?

Usage examples for bind

  1. Bind up my finger, Miss Ruby, an' listen. – I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. They bind his soul into that, and in some ways he's almost human. – The Sky Is Falling by Lester del Rey
  3. Had my mother still lived the case would have been very different; as it was, I had no remaining tie to bind me to Scotland, and wherever he deemed it for the best to go, I felt willing to accompany him, for he was my all in the wide world. – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell