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.


  1. binding

    Binding refers to the act of securing or fastening together, or the state of being attached or joined. It is often used in reference to physical objects, as in the binding of a book, or in more abstract contexts, like binding legal agreements. In biochemistry, it references the process where different molecules connect together, often through a chemical reaction. To bind is to attach, secure, or connect, or to cause to stick together. It implies a level of commitment or permanence in the attachment.

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. Andreas Essig:

    Now copsin kills bacteria by binding to an essential cell wall building block, the cell wall you can consider like the achilles heel of bacteria, so when you disrupt the cell wall synthesis bacteria usually dies rapidly. The binding pattern of copsin on this building block is very unique and therefore copsin is active against bacteria resistant to conventional antibiotics.

  2. Christopher Faraone:

    Most of the curses are what we call binding spells: they aim at binding or inhibiting the performance of a rival. A lot of them have to do with legal cases. They say things like, Bind the tongue and the thoughts of so-and-so, who is about to testify against me on Monday, we have some that are aimed at rival musicians or actors, and a couple that seem to be connected with athletics. We have some that run something like this, Bind Helen, so that she is unsuccessful when she flirts or makes love with Demetrius. But the great majority of them seem to be connected with lawsuits.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Being open is happiness and being closed is sadness. So free your mind from the prison of binding ideas and thoughts.

  4. James K. Polk:

    The Constitution itself, plainly written as it is, the safeguard of our federative compact, the offspring of concession and compromise, binding together in the bonds of peace and union this great and increasing family of free and independent States, will be the chart by which I shall be directed.

  5. Alan Chadwick:

    We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars.

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