Act of combining, tying or securing two or more objects together without changing the inherent
nature of each individual object
. For example, a person
writing a report
consisting of many pages can bind all of those pages together with a staple.
Colloquial term for being in a state of potential trouble or anxiety
. For example, a company
that has negative cash flows and lots of debts can be said to be in a bind.
Constraining or constricting to a defined set of rules, limitations or parameters.
For example, some companies have firewalls that bind computers to local intranets.