- binder twine,
- binding energy,
- binding post,
- binding rafter,
- binding strake,
Origin of binding
verb (used with object), bound, bind·ing.
verb (used without object), bound, bind·ing.
Origin of bind
Examples from the Web for binding
Binding the resolution of my case to progress in the nuclear negotiations is profoundly unjust.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That ruling is binding law in the United States, no matter what the former vice president says.
While a good start, some security experts say the guidelines should be binding.
Next, Labour established, in law, binding Sharia tribunals that Muslims could attend instead of normal British courts.
“For any agreement to be binding under the Iraqi constitution, it had to be approved by the Iraqi parliament,” Kahl wrote.
Now, why don't I feel the electricity when I touch the binding posts of this dry cell?The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses|John F. Woodhull
Messrs. Methuen are now publishing popular Novels in a new and most charming style of binding.A Catalogue of Books and Announcements of Methuen and Company, October 1902|Methuen and Company
Finish by tacking a handsome fringe all round the cushion, so as to conceal the binding.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
Meantime, it is binding upon the National and State Governments and all our inhabitants.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge|Calvin Coolidge
The felspar or China stone furnish the fluxing ingredients for fusing and binding.Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers|George J. Cox
verb binds, binding or bound
- (tr)to enclose and fasten (the pages of a book) between covers
- (intr)(of a book) to undergo this process
Word Origin for bind
mid-13c., verbal noun from bind (v.). Meaning "thing that binds" is from c.1300; "state of being bound" is from late 14c. Meaning "covering of a book" is recorded from 1640s.
Old English bindan "to tie up with bonds" (literally and figuratively), also "to make captive; to cover with dressings and bandages" (class III strong verb; past tense band, past participle bunden), from Proto-Germanic *bindan (cf. Old Saxon bindan, Old Norse and Old Frisian binda, Old High German binten "to bind," German binden, Gothic bindan), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (see bend). Intransitive sense of "stick together" is from 1670s. Of books, from c.1400.
"anything that binds," in various senses, late Old English, from bind (v.). Meaning "tight or awkward situation" is from 1851.
In addition to the idioms beginning with bind
- bind hand and foot
- bind over
- in a bind
Also see underbound.