- the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the like.
- anything that binds.
- the covering within which the leaves of a book are bound.
- a strip of material that protects or decorates the edge of a tablecloth, rug, etc.
- Skiing. a mechanical device on a ski, usually made of metal, that fastens the boot securely to the ski.
Origin of binding
Examples from the Web for nonbinding
The vote was passed 133–12 with 31 abstentions, though of course it is nonbinding, so the whole exercise was academic.The U.N. Session on Censuring Syria Brings Out the World’s Thugs
August 11, 2012
Mitt Romney chimed in from the campaign trail to praise the nonbinding document.Paul Ryan’s Budget Sets Republican Platform for 2012 Election Year
March 30, 2012
Two nonbinding straw polls and one utterly pointless beauty pageant of a primary.Rick Santorum Reshuffles the GOP Primary Deck With MN, MO Wins
February 8, 2012
Rick Santorum's impressive victory in the nonbinding Missouri "beauty contest" began an ugly night for Romney.
The guide shown is nonbinding and has been found thoroughly practical after several years' use on furniture.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
- anything that binds or fastens
- the covering within which the pages of a book are bound
- the material or tape used for binding hems, etc
- imposing an obligation or dutya binding promise
- causing hindrance; restrictive
Word Origin and History for nonbinding
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.