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Other Binding Definition

[n] the act of applying a bandage
[n] the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
[n] strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
[n] the capacity to attract and hold something
[adj] causing constipation
[adj] hindering freedom of movement; "tight garments are uncomfortably binding"
[adj] executed with proper legal authority; "a binding contract"

Misc. Definitions

\Bind"ing\, a. That binds; obligatory. {Binding beam} (Arch.), the main timber in double flooring. {Binding joist} (Arch.), the secondary timber in double-framed flooring. Syn: Obligatory; restraining; restrictive; stringent; astringent; costive; styptic.
\Bind"ing\, n.
1. The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.
2. Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or the cover with the sewing, etc.; something that secures the edge of cloth from raveling.
3. pl. (Naut.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel.

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