Meaning of BINDER in English


/buyn"deuhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that binds.

2. a detachable cover, resembling the cover of a notebook or book, with clasps or rings for holding loose papers together: a three-ring binder.

3. a person who binds books; a bookbinder.

4. Insurance. an agreement by which property or liability coverage is granted pending issuance of a policy.

5. Agric.

a. an attachment to a harvester or reaper for binding the cut grain.

b. Also called self-binder . a machine that cuts and binds grain.

6. Chem. any substance that causes the components of a mixture to cohere.

7. Painting. a vehicle in which pigment is suspended.

8. (in powder metallurgy) a substance for holding compacted metal powder together while it is being sintered.

9. Building Trades.

a. a stone, as a perpend, for bonding masonry.

b. a girder supporting the ends of two sets of floor joists.

c. a material for holding loose material together, as in a macadamized road.

d. stirrup (def. 5).

10. Brit. , Australian Slang. a large quantity, esp. of food.

[ bef. 1000; ME, OE; see BIND, -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .