Binding - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbaɪndɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word binding
Brit.  |ˈbʌɪndɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word binding
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to bind


- the capacity to attract and hold something
- strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
- the act of applying a bandage (syn: bandaging, dressing)
- 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
- the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book(syn: back, cover)


- executed with proper legal authority


a carpet edged with canvas binding

The contract is legally binding.

The parties agreed to settle the dispute through binding arbitration.

This contract is not binding until approved by the appropriate authorities.

A bid at an auction is legally binding and you are unable to withdraw your offer.

the book had a leather binding

...a promise obtained by coercion is never binding...

Eddy's been binding to Vic about you.

Both sides in the dispute have agreed to binding arbitration.

Voyages are binding things, and I'm lucky to have had this job to keep me busy.

Decisions of Conference are binding on the Executive

finger the binding of the book

the book still has its original binding

the palace issued an order binding on all subjects

Word forms

singular: binding
plural: bindings
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