- The definition of binding is something that limits or holds someone to an agreement.
- An example of binding is someone being tied to a chair and unable to move; a binding situation.
- An example of binding is an alimony agreement saying how much a person has to pay in spousal support; a binding agreement.
- Binding is defined as an action or something that ties together, attaches or holds down.
- An example of a binding is the two members of a family being co-owners on a piece of property.
- An example of a binding are bungee cords securing boxes in the back of a truck.
- the action of a person or thing that binds
- a thing that binds, as
- the fastenings on a ski for the boot
- a band or bandage
- tape used in sewing to strengthen seams, edges, etc.
- the covers and backing of a book
- a cohesive substance for holding a mixture together
- that binds; restrictive
- that holds one to an agreement, promise, etc.
- The action of one that binds: glue for the binding of pieces of plastic pipe.
- Something that binds or is used as a binder.
- a. The manner in which the pages of a book are joined and held together: Is the binding of that book stitched or glued?b. The material that holds the pages of a book together, especially the cover: a book with a leather binding.
- A strip of fabric or tape sewn or attached over or along an edge for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.
- Sports The fastening on a ski or board for securing the boot, often releasing automatically to prevent injury.
- Serving to bind: a binding protein.
- Uncomfortably tight and confining.
- Tending to cause constipation: foods that are binding.
- Imposing or commanding adherence to a commitment, an obligation, or a duty: binding arbitration; a binding agreement.
(comparative more binding, superlative most binding)
VerbSee also: bending
- Present participle of bind.
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Variant of bind
transitive verbbound, binding
- to tie together; make fast or tight, as with a rope or band
- to hold or restrain as if tied or tied down: bound by convention
- to gird or encircle with a belt, girdle, etc.; wrap or fasten around
- to bandage: often with up
- to make stick together; make cohere
- to tighten the bowels of; constipate
- to strengthen, secure, or ornament the edges of by a band, as of tape
- to fasten together the printed pages of (a book) and enclose them within a protective cover
- to secure or make firm (a bargain, contract, etc.)
- to obligate by duty, love, etc.
- to compel, as by oath, legal restraint, or contract
- to make an apprentice of; indenture: often with out or over
- to unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
Origin of bindMiddle English binden ; from Old English bindan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhendh- from source band, bend, Sanskrit badhnti, (he) binds, Gothic bindan
- to do the act of binding
- to be or become tight, hard, or stiff
- to be constricting or restricting
- to stick together
- to be obligatory or binding in force
- anything that binds
- ☆ Informal a difficult or restrictive situation; jam: to be in a bind
- Music tie ()
to put under legal bond to appear at a specified time and place, as before a law court