"binding" in the noun sense
the capacity to attract and hold something
strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
3. dressing, bandaging, binding
the act of applying a bandage
4. ski binding, binding
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, back
the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
"the book had a leather binding"
"binding" in the verb sense
1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to
stick to firmly
"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
2. bind, tie, attach, bond
create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
make fast tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
"The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
4. bind, bandage
wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
5. tie down, tie up, bind, truss
secure with or as if with ropes
"tie down the prisoners"
"tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
6. oblige, bind, hold, obligate
bind by an obligation cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"
"I'll hold you by your promise"
provide with a binding
"bind the books in leather"
8. tie, bind
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
"They tied their victim to the chair"
form a chemical bond with
"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
10. constipate, bind
cause to be constipated
"These foods tend to constipate you"
"binding" in the adjective sense
executed with proper legal authority
"a binding contract"
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