binder

noun bind·er \ ˈbīn-dər \

Definition of binder

1 :a person or machine that binds something (such as books)
2 a :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

  1. The egg in the recipe acts as a binder.

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First Known Use of binder

before 12th century


BINDER Defined for English Language Learners

binder

noun

Definition of binder for English Language Learners

  • : a cover for holding together sheets of paper

  • : a material that is used to hold things together

  • : a person or machine that puts books together


BINDER Defined for Kids

binder

noun bind·er \ ˈbīn-dər \

Definition of binder for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

binder

noun bind·er \ ˈbīn-dər \

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

Law Dictionary

binder

noun bind·er \ ˈbīn-dər \

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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