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
But oats also work well as a binder for meatballs or meatloaf, and as a savory side dish or the base for a grain bowl.
There are similar briefing pages in the binder for each of Trump's nine meetings on the sidelines of the G20 in Hamburg.
In order to make sure Trump is prepared, his aides have added a personalized touch to the thick binder of information meant to ready him for the meeting.
A tiny fraction (up to 3.5 percent) can be a non-meat binder, like non-fat dry or whole milk, cereal or two percent soy protein.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Geoff Collins flips through the pages in a three-ring binder, and then grabs another and does the same.
Inside were seven large binders containing the elusive burial records.
Underscoring the point, Trump flipped through the pages of a pair of thick binders that held the environmental impact statement for a Maryland highway.
According to the consultant, the money was delivered in binders.
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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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