Meaning of BINDING in English

BINDING

(~s)

1.

A ~ promise, agreement, or decision must be obeyed or carried out.

...proposals for a legally ~ commitment on nations to stabilise emissions of carbon dioxide...

The panel’s decisions are secret and not ~ on the government.

ADJ: oft ADJ on n

2.

The ~ of a book is its cover.

Its books are noted for the quality of their paper and ~s.

N-VAR: oft with poss

3.

Binding is a strip of material that you put round the edge of a piece of cloth or other object in order to protect or decorate it.

...the Regency mahogany dining table with satinwood ~.

N-VAR

4.

Binding is a piece of rope, cloth, tape, or other material that you wrap around something so that it can be gripped firmly or held in place.

N-VAR

5.

see also bind

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