Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun binding

5 senses of binding

Sense 1
binding -- (the capacity to attract and hold something)
       => attraction, attractiveness -- (the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him")

Sense 2
binding -- (strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration)
       => sewing, stitchery -- (needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket")

Sense 3
dressing, bandaging, binding -- (the act of applying a bandage)
       => medical care, medical aid -- (professional treatment for illness or injury)

Sense 4
ski binding, binding -- (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)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 5
binding, book binding, cover, back -- (the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding")
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Antonyms of verb bind

1 of 10 senses of bind

Sense 3
bind -- (make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women")
       Antonym of unbind (Sense 1)
      => unbind -- (untie or unfasten; "unbind the feet of this poor woman")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bind

10 senses of bind

Sense 1
adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to -- (stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?")
       => attach -- (become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill")

Sense 2
bind, tie, attach, bond -- (create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child")
       => relate -- (have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers")

Sense 3
bind -- (make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 4
bind, bandage -- (wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose)
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 5
tie down, tie up, bind, truss -- (secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed")
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

Sense 6
oblige, bind, hold, obligate -- (bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise")
       => relate -- (have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers")

Sense 7
bind -- (provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 8
tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 9
bind -- (form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen")
       => adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to -- (stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?")

Sense 10
constipate, bind -- (cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you")
       => indispose -- (cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed")

Antonyms of adj binding

1 sense of binding

Sense 1
binding -- (executed with proper legal authority; "a binding contract")

INDIRECT (VIA valid) -> invalid -- (having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license")

Similarity of adj binding

1 sense of binding

Sense 1
binding -- (executed with proper legal authority; "a binding contract")
       => valid (vs. invalid) -- (well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract")

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