binding Definition

  • 1tying or fastening something tightly together
  • 2a legal agreement that is binding is one that must be obeyed
  • 3a book cover made of thick paper or cardboard

Using binding: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "binding" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The binding on the book was coming loose.

  • Example

    The contract is legally binding.

  • Example

    The binding of the quilt was done by hand.

  • Example

    The binding of the manuscript was made of leather.

binding Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with binding

  • a legal decision that must be followed by lower courts in the same jurisdiction


    The Supreme Court's ruling set a binding precedent for all future cases.

  • a ritual performed in various spiritual practices to prevent someone from causing harm or to protect oneself from negative energy


    She cast a binding spell to protect herself from negative influences.

  • a knitting technique used to finish the edge of a piece of work by creating a secure final row of stitches


    After binding off, she weaved in the ends of the yarn to complete the project.


Summary: binding in Brief

The term 'binding' [ˈbaɪndɪŋ] refers to the act of tying or fastening something tightly together, as well as a legal agreement that must be obeyed. It can also refer to a book cover made of thick paper or cardboard. Examples include 'The binding on the book was coming loose.' and 'The contract is legally binding.' Phrases include 'binding precedent,' 'binding spell,' and 'binding off.'

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