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 Once upon a time, pigment and binder were materials that our ancestors mixed in their mouths and spat out in sprays around their hands pressed to the wall. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, "Think of NFTs As a Brush," 15 Apr. 2021 When that play is over, rather than huddling or having an assistant coach hold up a card or binder sheet with the next play, the Go Rout devices are communicating with each other to deliver another piece of the practice script. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Francis Scott Key football using new technology to speed up tempo, practice social distancing," 5 Apr. 2021 Overall, 80% of people in the 66 crimes included in the binder were compliant with their pretrial release conditions, the data showed. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah prosecutors, public defenders denounce ‘bad faith repeal’ of bail reform," 1 Mar. 2021 Staff hung a thin plastic sheet across the doorway with binder clips. Evan Allen And Beth Teitell, BostonGlobe.com, "What we lost, what we found," 12 Mar. 2021 Kavanaugh used a binder and multiple legal notepads throughout his vetting by the Senate Judiciary Committee and Gorsuch was photographed jotting down notes on a legal pad. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "Amy Coney Barrett: Judge's blank notepad goes viral, Sen. Whitehouse's presentation elicits memes," 14 Oct. 2020 The most common load binder in use today is the ratchet kind. Bob Beacham, chicagotribune.com, "The best load binder," 15 Mar. 2021 And responding to the binder that Utah sheriffs say shows bail reform isn’t working, the prosecutors said an examination of those cases found some of them weren’t even relevant, such as the four that happened before the new system took effect. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah prosecutors, public defenders denounce ‘bad faith repeal’ of bail reform," 1 Mar. 2021 The binder of samples was like a book full of flimsy transparent pages. Jhumpa Lahiri, The New Yorker, "Casting Shadows," 8 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of binder

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

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“Binder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binder. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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binder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of binder

: 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

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

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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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