binding

Primary Meanings of binding

1.
adj
executed with proper legal authority
2.
n
the capacity to attract and hold something
3.
n
the act of applying a bandage
Full Definitions of binding
1

adj executed with proper legal authority

“a binding contract”
Synonyms:
valid
well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
2

n the capacity to attract and hold something

Type of:
attraction, attractiveness
the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

n the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

“the book had a leather binding
Synonyms:
back, book binding, cover
Types:
half binding
book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another
three-quarter binding
the spine and much of the sides are a different material from the rest of the cover
Type of:
protection, protective cover, protective covering
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

n strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

Type of:
sewing, stitchery
needlework on which you are working with needle and thread

n one of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a ski and that will grip a ski boot; the bindings should release in case of a fall

Synonyms:
ski binding
Type of:
mechanical device
mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
3

n the act of applying a bandage

Synonyms:
bandaging, dressing
Type of:
medical aid, medical care
professional treatment for illness or injury

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