|1.||[ noun ] the capacity to attract and hold something|
|Related terms:||attraction adhere|
|2.||[ noun ] strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration|
|Related terms:||sewing bind|
|3.||[ adjective ] executed with proper legal authority|
"a binding contract"
|4.||[ noun ] (medicine) the act of applying a bandage|
|Related terms:||medical_care bind|
|5.||[ adjective ] causing constipation|
|6.||[ adjective ] hindering freedom of movement|
"tight garments are uncomfortably binding"
|7.||[ noun ] the front and back covering of a book|
|Synonyms:||cover back book_binding|
"the book had a leather binding"
|Related terms:||protective_covering half_binding three-quarter_binding book cover bind|