binding Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the capacity to attract and hold something
noun strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
noun the act of applying a bandage
noun 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
noun the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
cover; book binding; back.
- the book had a leather binding
verb stick to firmly
bind; stick to; hold fast; adhere; stick; bond.
- Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?
verb create social or emotional ties
bind; bond; attach; tie.
- The grandparents want to bond with the child
verb make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
- The Chinese would bind the feet of their women
verb wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
verb secure with or as if with ropes
bind; tie up; tie down; truss.
- tie down the prisoners
- tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
verb bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
oblige; bind; obligate; hold.
- He's held by a contract
- I'll hold you by your promise
verb provide with a binding
- bind the books in leather
verb fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
- They tied their victim to the chair
verb form a chemical bond with
- The hydrogen binds the oxygen
verb cause to be constipated
- These foods tend to constipate you
adjective satellite executed with proper legal authority
- That binds; obligatory.
Syn. -- Obligatory; restraining; restrictive; stringent; astringent; costive; styptic.
- The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.
- 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.
- pl. (Naut.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel.
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