- 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 binders
Contemporary Examples of binders
Willard—and his “binders full of women”—alas, remains a mystery.Inside ‘Mitt,’ Netflix’s All-Access Mitt Romney Documentary
January 17, 2014
Who would have thought the only person with binders full of women in Los Angeles would be Heidi Fleiss?Los Angeles Politics Needs More Women
May 19, 2013
Enjoy this video of New York Mag's Jonathan Chait explaining the vapidity of the "binders full of women" meme.Mitt's Binders Full of Affirmative Action
October 18, 2012
Folks online are wallowing in Romney saying that as governor he wanted "binders of women."The GOP's Candy Strategy
October 17, 2012
Mitt Romney claimed during the debate that he requested ‘binders full of women’ as governor of Massachusetts.Mitt Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women’ Comment Sets Internet Ablaze
October 17, 2012
Historical Examples of binders
Most owners of books have had the edges of the volumes gilded or marbled by the binders.The Library
Instructions to type-setters and binders were given in Greek.
Models are to be seen at the shops of all book-printers and binders.The Invention of Lithography
If binders and not black varnish are used, they must be applied to the glass side.
The books are described as bound by the most eminent English and French binders.Prices of Books
Henry B. Wheatley
- 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 binders
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.