un·​bind | \ ˌən-ˈbīnd How to pronounce unbind (audio) \
unbound\ ˌən-​ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce unbind (audio) \; unbinding

Definition of unbind

transitive verb

1 : to remove a band from : free from fastenings : untie, unfasten
2 : to set free : release

Synonyms & Antonyms for unbind



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of unbind in a Sentence

She managed to unbind her hands. a newly elected democratic government whose first act was to unbind the nation's vast horde of political prisoners
Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps, to vanish well entails allowing others to help unbind you, trusting them to keep your secrets. Longreads, 14 Apr. 2020 Despite becoming the first president ever to receive votes from both parties to convict and remove him from office in an impeachment trial, President Donald Trump today woke up in the White House unbound. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, 6 Feb. 2020 His is a generosity unbound by rules, regulations and codes. Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2019 The other frontier unbound by international law is space. Melissa K. Chan, Time, 13 Sep. 2019 Its vistas, forests and canyons are branded in the nation’s imagination, an expanse where the soul is unbound across 450 million acres of public lands. Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2019 The metal can unbind from sentiment in low oxygen areas, creating foul-smelling, yellow water, that’s expensive to treat. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com, 19 July 2019 The thought of bringing AI into an area where, by its very definition, the problem is unbound was really intriguing. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, 19 June 2018 Trump imagines that America unbound, shaking hands or giving the finger, depending upon short-term interests and Presidential whims, will flourish among the other rogues. George Packer, The New Yorker, 17 June 2018 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unbind.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unbind

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About unbind

Time Traveler for unbind

Time Traveler

The first known use of unbind was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near unbind




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for unbind

Cite this Entry

“Unbind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbind. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for unbind


un·​bind | \ ˌən-ˈbīnd How to pronounce unbind (audio) \
unbound\ -​ˈbau̇nd \; unbinding

Kids Definition of unbind

1 : to remove a band from : untie
2 : to set free

More from Merriam-Webster on unbind

Nglish: Translation of unbind for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of unbind for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!