- 1. binding, attraction, attractiveness
- usage: the capacity to attract and hold something
- 2. binding, sewing, stitchery
- usage: strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration
- 3. dressing, bandaging, binding, medical care, medical aid
- usage: the act of applying a bandage
- 4. ski binding, binding, mechanical device
- usage: 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
- 5. binding, book binding, cover, back, protective covering, protective cover, protection
- usage: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
- 1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to, attach
- usage: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
- 2. bind, tie, attach, bond, relate
- usage: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
- 3. bind, attach
- usage: make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
- 4. bind, bandage, fasten, fix, secure
- usage: wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
- 5. tie down, tie up, bind, truss, restrain, confine, hold
- usage: secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
- 6. oblige, bind, hold, obligate, relate
- usage: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
- 7. bind, cover
- usage: provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
- 8. tie, bind, fasten, fix, secure
- usage: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
- 9. bind, adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to
- usage: form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
- 10. constipate, bind, indispose
- usage: cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"
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- 1. binding, valid (vs. invalid)
- usage: executed with proper legal authority; "a binding contract"
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