n. A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.n. n. A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.n. In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.n. That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.n. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.n. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.n. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.n. A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.n. A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.n. A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.n. A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.n. A belt or strap.n. A bond.n. Pledge; security.v. To bind or tie with a band.v. To mark with a band.v. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.verb-intransitive. To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.v. To bandy; to drive away.imp. of bind.