Binder



a person or thing that binds.
a detachable cover, resembling the cover of a notebook or book, with clasps or rings for holding loose papers together:
a three-ring binder.
a person who binds books; a bookbinder.
Insurance. an agreement by which property or liability coverage is granted pending issuance of a policy.
Agriculture.

an attachment to a harvester or reaper for binding the cut grain.
Also called self-binder. a machine that cuts and binds grain.

Chemistry. any substance that causes the components of a mixture to cohere.
Painting. a vehicle in which pigment is suspended.
(in powder metallurgy) a substance for holding compacted metal powder together while it is being sintered.
Building Trades.

a stone, as a perpend, for bonding masonry.
a girder supporting the ends of two sets of floor joists.
a material for holding loose material together, as in a macadamized road.
stirrup (def 4).

British, Australian Slang. a large quantity, especially of food.
Contemporary Examples

‘Binders Full of Women’ Invades Amazon.com Matthew DeLuca October 17, 2012
The GOP’s BP Problem Richard Wolffe June 16, 2010
The Unauthorized Biographer’s Challenge Isabel Vincent November 3, 2010
Life as an Undocumented Immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas April 27, 2014
‘Binders Full of Women’ Invades Amazon.com Matthew DeLuca October 17, 2012

Historical Examples

Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
American Rural Highways T. R. Agg
Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries John Cotton Dana
Shipwreck in the Sky Eando Binder
Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars Lester Chadwick

noun
a firm cover or folder with rings or clasps for holding loose sheets of paper together
a material used to bind separate particles together, give an appropriate consistency, or facilitate adhesion to a surface

a person who binds books; bookbinder
a machine that is used to bind books

something used to fasten or tie, such as rope or twine
(NZ, informal) a square meal
(obsolete) Also called reaper binder. a machine for cutting grain and binding it into bundles or sheaves Compare combine harvester
an informal agreement giving insurance coverage pending formal issue of a policy
a tie, beam, or girder, used to support floor joists
a stone for binding masonry; bondstone
the nonvolatile component of the organic media in which pigments are dispersed in paint
(in systemic grammar) a word that introduces a bound clause; a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun Compare linker (sense 2)
n.

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