from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The action of one that binds.
- n. Something that binds or is used as a binder.
- n. The cover that holds together the pages of a book.
- n. A strip sewn or attached over or along an edge for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.
- n. Sports Fastenings on a ski for securing the boot.
- adj. Serving to bind.
- adj. Uncomfortably tight and confining.
- adj. Imposing or commanding adherence to a commitment, an obligation, or a duty: binding arbitration; a binding agreement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Assigning something that one will be held to.
- n. An item (usually rope, tape, or string) used to hold two or more things together.
- n. The spine of a book where the pages are held together.
- n. A finishing on a seam or hem of a garment
- n. The association of a named item with an element of a program.
- v. Present participle of bind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That binds; obligatory.
- n. The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.
- n. Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or the cover with the sewing, etc.; something that secures the edge of cloth from raveling.
- n. The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to bind, fasten, or connect; making fast.
- Having power to bind or oblige; obligatory: as, a binding engagement.
- Causing constipation; constipating.
- n. The act or action of making fast, securing, uniting, etc., in any sense of the verb bind: as, the binding of prisoners; wire that serves for binding.
- n. Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, with the sewing and accompanying work; something that secures the edges of cloth or of a garment.
- n. In fencing, a method of securing the adversary's sword, consisting in crossing it with a pressure, accompanied with a spring of the wrist.
- n. plural In ship-building, the beams, transoms, knees, wales, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the various parts of a vessel. Also called binders.
- n. The condition assumed by adhesive soils in hot dry seasons; a similar condition in the soil of flowerpots in which plants have been kept too long or too dry; closeness, dryness, or hardness of texture.
- n. In machinery, the prevention of free motion in one part of a machine by the sagging or any deviation from a straight line of another portion.
- n. A projection of a part of a structure or machine by which parts intended to touch are prevented from coming into perfect contact.
- n. Nautical, a wrought-iron ring around a dead-eye.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. executed with proper legal authority
- n. the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
- n. one of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a ski and that will grip a ski boot; the bindings should release in case of a fall
- n. strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
- n. the capacity to attract and hold something
- n. the act of applying a bandage
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