- a person or thing that binds.
- a detachable cover, resembling the cover of a notebook or book, with clasps or rings for holding loose papers together: a three-ring binder.
- a person who binds books; a bookbinder.
- Insurance. an agreement by which property or liability coverage is granted pending issuance of a policy.
- Chemistry. any substance that causes the components of a mixture to cohere.
- Painting. a vehicle in which pigment is suspended.
- (in powder metallurgy) a substance for holding compacted metal powder together while it is being sintered.
- Building Trades.
- a stone, as a perpend, for bonding masonry.
- a girder supporting the ends of two sets of floor joists.
- a material for holding loose material together, as in a macadamized road.
- stirrup(def 4).
- British, Australian Slang. a large quantity, especially of food.
- a firm cover or folder with rings or clasps for holding loose sheets of paper together
- a material used to bind separate particles together, give an appropriate consistency, or facilitate adhesion to a surface
- a person who binds books; bookbinder
- a machine that is used to bind books
- something used to fasten or tie, such as rope or twine
- NZ informal a square meal
- Also called: reaper binder obsolete a machine for cutting grain and binding it into bundles or sheavesCompare combine harvester
- an informal agreement giving insurance coverage pending formal issue of a policy
- a tie, beam, or girder, used to support floor joists
- a stone for binding masonry; bondstone
- the nonvolatile component of the organic media in which pigments are dispersed in paint
- (in systemic grammar) a word that introduces a bound clause; a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronounCompare linker (def. 2)
Old English bindere “one who binds” (see bind). Of various objects or products that bind, from early 16c.
- A broad bandage, especially one encircling the abdomen.