Dictionary Results for binding


1. binding - noun

· the capacity to attract and hold something

Hypernym(s): attraction, attractiveness




2. binding - noun

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

Hypernym(s): sewing, stitchery




3. binding - noun

· the act of applying a bandage

Synonym(s): dressing, bandaging

Hypernym(s): medical_care, medical_aid




4. binding - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): ski_binding

Hypernym(s): mechanical_device




5. binding - noun

· the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"

Synonym(s): book_binding, cover, back

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




6. bind - verb

· stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

Synonym(s): adhere, hold_fast, bond, stick, stick_to

Hypernym(s): attach




7. bind - verb

· create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

Synonym(s): tie, attach, bond

Hypernym(s): relate




8. bind - verb

· make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

Hypernym(s): attach

Antonym(s): unbind




9. bind - verb

· wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

Synonym(s): bandage

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




10. bind - verb

· secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"

Synonym(s): tie_down, tie_up, truss

Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain




11. bind - verb

· bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

Synonym(s): oblige, hold, obligate

Hypernym(s): relate




12. bind - verb

· provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"

Hypernym(s): cover




13. bind - verb

· fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

Synonym(s): tie

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




14. bind - verb

· form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

Hypernym(s): adhere, hold_fast, bond, bind, stick, stick_to




15. bind - verb

· cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"

Synonym(s): constipate

Hypernym(s): indispose




16. binding - adjective

· executed with proper legal authority; "a binding contract"





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