What does binding mean?

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ˈbaɪn dɪŋbind·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bindingnoun

    the capacity to attract and hold something

  2. bindingnoun

    strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

  3. dressing, bandaging, bindingnoun

    the act of applying a bandage

  4. ski binding, bindingnoun

    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

  5. binding, book binding, cover, backadjective

    the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

    "the book had a leather binding"

  6. bindingadjective

    executed with proper legal authority

    "a binding contract"


  1. bindingnoun

    An item (usually rope, tape, or string) used to hold two or more things together.

  2. bindingnoun

    The spine of a book where the pages are held together.

  3. bindingnoun

    A finishing on a seam or hem of a garment

  4. bindingnoun

    The association of a named item with an element of a program.

  5. bindingadjective

    Assigning something that one will be held to.

    This contract is a legally binding agreement.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bindingnoun

    A bandage.

    Etymology: from bind.

    This beloved young woman began to take off the binding of his eyes. Tattler, №. 55.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Binding

    of Bind

  2. Bindingadjective

    that binds; obligatory

  3. Bindingnoun

    the act or process of one who, or that which, binds

  4. Bindingnoun

    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

  5. Binding

    the transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Binding

    In a dynamo or motor armature the wire wound around the coils to secure them in place and prevent their disturbance by centrifugal action. Fig. 59. DOUBLE BINDING POST. Fig. 60. BINDING POST, ENGLISH PATTERN. FIG. 61. WOOD SCREW BINDING POST.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. binding

    The fastening or securing of items to a movable platform called a pallet. See also palletized unit load.

Editors Contribution

  1. binding

    Having a form of contract or official unity governmental authority.

    The treaty and agreement are both binding and of equal importance.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'binding' in Adjectives Frequency: #899

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of binding in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of binding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of binding in a Sentence

  1. Peter Chin-Hong:

    It also makes sense that it will be more transmissible from a biological perspective as the two mutations act at the receptor-binding domain of the virus, but there have been no official transmission studies to date.


    Art transcends all other professions due to its sheer ownability by one and all driving the audience into an egoless state, uniting cultures and binding relations since eternity! As an artist, we belong to a religionless religion, no wonder we love dissolving our identities to create a cosmic identity!

  3. Amy Searight:

    We need to be ready to be very loud and vocal, in harmony together, standing behind the Philippines and the rest of the ASEAN claimants to say that this is international law, this is incredibly important, it is binding on all parties.

  4. Nicholas Bourne:

    We are working on the basis these (targets) remain relevant and binding on the United Kingdom.

  5. Mylan Chief Executive Heather Bresch:

    We remain steadfast in our legally binding commitment to acquire Perrigo and have taken numerous concrete steps to lay out a clear and certain path towards completion.

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