from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that binds, especially a bookbinder.
- n. Something, such as a cord, used to bind.
- n. A notebook cover with rings or clamps for holding sheets of paper.
- n. Something, such as the latex in certain paints, that creates uniform consistency, solidification, or cohesion.
- n. A machine that reaps and ties grain.
- n. An attachment on a reaping machine that ties grain in bundles.
- n. Law A payment or written statement making an agreement legally binding until the completion of a formal contract, especially an insurance contract.
- n. Ecology A plant, such as certain grasses or ground covers, whose habit of growth prevents the erosion of sand or soil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who binds, particularly someone who binds books; a bookbinder.
- n. A cover or holder for unbound papers, pages etc.
- n. Something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book.
- n. A software mechanism that performs binding.
- n. A dossier.
- n. A machine used in harvesting that ties cut stalks of grain into a bundle.
- n. A chemical that causes two other substances to form into one.
- n. A down payment on a piece of real property that secures the payor the right to purchase the property from the payee upon an agreement of terms.
- n. A rubber band.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who binds; ; one whose trade is to bind.
- n. Anything that binds, as a fillet, cord, rope, or band; a bandage; -- esp. the principal piece of timber intended to bind together any building.
- n. a pair of stiff oblong covers, sometimes detachable, designed for insertion of paper pages to create a book-like document, such as in a loose-leaf binder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who binds. Specifically— One who binds books; a bookbinder.
- n. One who binds sheaves.
- n. Anything that binds, in any sense of that verb.
- n. In bricklaying, a header which extends partly through a wall; a bonder.
- n. In carpentry, a tie-beam; a binding-joist serving as a transverse support for the bridging-joists above and the ceiling-joists below.
- n. An attachment to a sewing-machine for folding an edge or a binding.
- n. In agriculture: An attachment to a reaper for tying the bundles of grain.
- n. A separate horse-power machine for gathering up and binding grain already cut.
- n. An arrester or stop for the shuttle of a loom.
- n. A temporary cover for loose sheets of music, papers, etc.
- n. plural Same as binding, 4.
- n. In lumbering, a springy pole used to tighten a binding-chain. Also called a jim-binder.
- n. In machinery, a crank-shaft journal-box or bearing on an engine.
- n. In obstetrics, a broad cloth band applied snugly to the abdomen after the termination of labor.
- n. A firm leaf inclosing the filler in a cigar and itself surrounded by the wrapper. It grades, in market value, below the wrapper and above the filler.
- n. Indurated argillaceous shales or clay very commonly forming the roof of a coal-seam and frequently containing clay ironstone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves
- n. something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface
- n. holds loose papers or magazines
- n. something used to tie or bind
bind + -er (Wiktionary)