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There are 26 meanings of the word Binding.

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Binding - as a noun

The capacity to attract and hold something

Strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

The act of applying a bandage

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

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

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
ski binding

The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

Example: "The book had a leather binding"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
back12book bindingcover10
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
protection14protective coverprotective covering
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Binding - as an adjective satellite

Executed with proper legal authority

Example: "A binding contract"

Binding - as a verb

To tie; to confine by any ligature.

To cohere or stick together in a mass.

Example: "Just to make the cheese more binding"

To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.

Example: "I wish i knew why the sewing machine binds up after i use it for a while."

To exert a binding or restraining influence.

Example: "These are the ties that bind."

To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.

Example: "To bind grain in bundles  to bind a prisoner"

To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind.

Example: "Frost binds the earth."

To couple.

To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie.

Example: "To bind the conscience  to bind by kindness  bound by affection  commerce binds nations to each other"

To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant.

To place under legal obligation to serve.

Example: "To bind an apprentice  bound out to service"

To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.

To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.

Example: "To bind a belt about one  to bind a compress upon a wound"

To cover, as with a bandage.

Example: "To bind up a wound"

To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action, as by producing constipation.

Example: "Certain drugs bind the bowels."

To put together in a cover, as of books.

Example: "The three novels were bound together."

To make two or more elements stick together.

To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location.

To complain; to whine about something.

Binding - as an adjective

(of an agreement, contract, etc.) imposing stipulations or requirements that must be honoured.

Example: "This contract is a legally binding agreement."

(of food) having the effect of counteracting diarrhea.

Example: "Bananas and white bread are sometimes considered binding."

Example Sentences

"The binding on my book is falling apart."
"She used a colorful binding on her quilt."
"The binding of the contract was notarized."
"I need to repair the binding on my favorite pair of shoes."
"The binding of this document has been done poorly."
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Word Game Points

Is BINDING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, binding is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BINDING has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is BINDING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, binding is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BINDING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is BINDING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, binding is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BINDING has a WORDFEUD points total of 13.

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