Definition of binder
1 : a person or machine that binds something (such as books)
2a : something used in bindingb : 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 of binder from the Web
Use a clothespin or binder clip to hang each bag on a clothesline in bright light but away from direct sunlight.
A teacher from Ben Gamla Charter School’s Plantation campus asked for donations to buy binders to keep students organized with personalized math worksheets.
Faculty members say some kids saw their first laptop at the school, others used scissors for the first time and some were unfamiliar with putting paper in three-ring binders.
Nowhere in the three 2inchthick binders of emergency procedures for Three Mile Island is there a suggestion for getting rid of a bubble trapped in the reactor roof.
The romance novel, for example, was housed in the same binder that the Book of Kevin was.
In addition, each letter has been typed in chronological order and placed in a binder so visitors can follow the stories from the day the couples met until after the war.
With a cigarette in one hand and a money- marking pen in the other, Kuhl began his quest to conquer the dollar by thumbing through thick binders of paper samples.
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First Known Use of binder
before 12th century
BINDER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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 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
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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