- 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.
Origin of binder
Examples from the Web for binder
The letter is four pages long, written on binder paper, in careful cursive.Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
Jose Antonio Vargas
April 28, 2014
I will be glad to hand this binder down to my niece and vouch for its comfort.
The binder is much too small to contain women, and in fact does not even fit one woman very adequately.
“Expanding the scope of conflict makes it much harder for Republicans to keep control of the story,” Binder says.When Politicians Run Away
David A. Graham
February 19, 2011
Brendan Sullivan arrived at the E. 53rd St. offices of Harper Collins with a binder of legal documents.The Unauthorized Biographer's Challenge
November 4, 2010
The most widely used method is to mix clay or other binder with the sand.
This is especially necessary when the binder is of inferior quality.
The table, the press, the binder were each in their proper place.The Crevice
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
So, here's Binder and a neatly wrapped-up package of a folktale of the future.Shipwreck in the Sky
When sending a book to the binder, definite instructions should always be enclosed.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
- 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)
Word Origin and History for binder
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.