Acronym for Berkeley Internet Name Domain. A domain name server originally written for the BSD version of UNIX developed at the Berkeley campus of the University of California but now available for most versions of UNIX. As a domain name server, BIND translates between human-readable domain names and Internet-friendly, numeric IP addresses. It is widely used on Internet servers. See also DNS, DNS server, IP address.
Something that hinders as if with bonds.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: bound).
1. To make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope.
2. To wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose; SYN. bandage.
3. To create social or emotional ties; SYN. tie, bond.
4. To provide with a binding, as of books.
To associate two pieces of information with one another. The term is most often used with reference to associating a symbol (such as the name of a variable) with some descriptive information (such as a memory address, a data type, or an actual value). See also binding time, dynamic binding, static binding.