binder

noun
bind·​er | \ ˈbīn-dər How to pronounce binder (audio) \

Definition of binder

1 : a person or machine that binds something (such as books)
2a : something used in binding
b : a usually detachable cover (as for holding sheets of paper)
3 : something (such as tar or cement) that produces or promotes cohesion in loosely assembled substances
4 : a temporary insurance contract that provides coverage until the policy is issued
5 : something (such as money) given in earnest also : the agreement arrived at
6 : a tobacco leaf wrapped between the filler and wrapper of a cigar

Examples of binder in a Sentence

The egg in the recipe acts as a binder.
Recent Examples on the Web The security guard near the entrance proceeded to pick up what appeared to be a large binder and throw it at the attacker to distract him. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 And there’s something frustratingly elliptical about this plot, as though pages may have fallen out on the way to the binder. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2020 Taherzadeh, according to prosecutors, apparently gained access to the apartment building’s security system and kept a binder with names of occupants and their contact information. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Poring through all the notes in the binder Bickerstaff gave to each player in preparation. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 Boneless will have a binder that holds it together in one solid piece. Susan Selasky, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2022 Boneless will have a binder that holds it together in one solid piece. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Apr. 2022 Use as a secret dairy-free binder in homemade vegan fudge. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 Agents also found a binder with a list of all the names of people who lived in their apartment complex, Rothstein said, many of whom were law enforcement. Hannah Rabinowitz And Holmes Lybrand, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of binder

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2022

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“Binder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binder. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for binder

binder

noun
bind·​er | \ ˈbīn-dər How to pronounce binder (audio) \

Kids Definition of binder

1 : a person who binds books
2 : a cover for holding together loose sheets of paper
3 : a machine that cuts grain and ties it into bundles

binder

noun
bind·​er | \ ˈbīn-dər How to pronounce binder (audio) \

Medical Definition of binder

1 : a broad bandage applied (as about the chest or abdomen) for support a breast binder an obstetrical binder
2 : a substance (as glucose or acacia) used in pharmacy to hold together the ingredients of a compressed tablet

binder

noun
bind·​er | \ ˈbīn-dər How to pronounce binder (audio) \

Legal Definition of binder

1 : a temporary insurance contract that provides coverage until the policy is issued
2 : a receipt for money paid to the owner of real estate or to the owner's agent to secure the right to purchase the real estate upon agreed terms also : the money itself

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