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.

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. Mark Zuckerberg:

    If someone disagrees with a decision we've made, they can appeal to us first, and soon they will be able to further appeal to this independent board, the board's decision will be binding, even if I or anyone at Facebook disagrees with it.

  2. Gregory Kuykendall:

    It’s not a question of whether there really is a binding legal obligation or not, every justice in the Supreme Court agrees that there is, the only question is who is going to implement the legal mechanism to put it into place.

  3. Eugene Kontorovich:

    President Trump has complete authority under U.S. and international law to recognize Jerusalem on behalf of the U.S., u.N Sec. Res 2344 is entirely non-binding. Nothing in international law prevents this. Moreover, the president has complete constitutional power to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli, as the Supreme Court ruled a few years ago in the Jerusalem passport case.

  4. Jonathan Lipson:

    The examiner's report is not binding but it can be used as a roadmap for how to proceed.

  5. Aesop:

    A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. auspices
    • B. subrogation
    • C. ventricle
    • D. exponent

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