noun bind·ing \ˈbīn-diŋ\

: the cover of a book

: a narrow strip of cloth attached along the edge of something

: a device that attaches a boot to a ski

Full Definition of BINDING

:  the action of one that binds
:  a material or device used to bind: as
a :  the cover and materials that hold a book together
b :  a narrow fabric used to finish raw edges
c :  a set of ski fastenings for holding the boot firm on the ski

Examples of BINDING

  1. a carpet edged with canvas binding
  2. The bindings have started to come loose.

First Known Use of BINDING

13th century

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow

Rhymes with BINDING



: forcing or requiring someone to do something because of a promise, agreement, etc.

Full Definition of BINDING

:  that binds
:  imposing an obligation
bind·ing·ly \-diŋ-lē\ adverb
bind·ing·ness noun

Examples of BINDING

  1. The contract is legally binding.
  2. The parties agreed to settle the dispute through binding arbitration.

First Known Use of BINDING

14th century
BINDINGLY Defined for Kids


noun bind·ing \ˈbīn-diŋ\

Definition of BINDING for Kids

:  the cover and the fastenings of a book
:  a narrow strip of fabric used along the edge of an article of clothing
:  a device that attaches a boot to a ski


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