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Meaning of BINDING

Pronunciation:  'bInding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of applying a bandage
  2. [n]  the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
  3. [n]  strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
  4. [n]  the capacity to attract and hold something
  5. [adj]  causing constipation
  6. [adj]  hindering freedom of movement; "tight garments are uncomfortably binding"
  7. [adj]  executed with proper legal authority; "a binding contract"

BINDING is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: back, bandaging, book binding, constipating, constricting, costive, cover, dressing, tight, valid
 See Also: attraction, attractiveness, book, half binding, medical aid, medical care, protection, protective cover, protective covering, sewing, stitchery, three-quarter binding, volume



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bind"ing\, a.
    That binds; obligatory.
    {Binding beam} (Arch.), the main timber in double flooring.
    {Binding joist} (Arch.), the secondary timber in
       double-framed flooring.
    Syn: Obligatory; restraining; restrictive; stringent;
         astringent; costive; styptic.
  2. \Bind"ing\, n.
    1. The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.
    2. 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.
    3. pl. (Naut.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other
       chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the
       parts of a vessel.
Thesaurus Terms
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