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binder

[bahyn-der] /ˈbaɪn dər/
noun
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.
Agriculture.
  1. an attachment to a harvester or reaper for binding the cut grain.
  2. Also called self-binder. a machine that cuts and binds grain.
6.
Chemistry. 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.
  1. a stone, as a perpend, for bonding masonry.
  2. a girder supporting the ends of two sets of floor joists.
  3. a material for holding loose material together, as in a macadamized road.
  4. stirrup (def 4).
10.
British, Australian Slang. a large quantity, especially of food.
Origin of binder
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see bind, -er1
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binder

/ˈbaɪndə/
noun
1.
a firm cover or folder with rings or clasps for holding loose sheets of paper together
2.
a material used to bind separate particles together, give an appropriate consistency, or facilitate adhesion to a surface
3.
  1. a person who binds books; bookbinder
  2. a machine that is used to bind books
4.
something used to fasten or tie, such as rope or twine
5.
(NZ, informal) a square meal
6.
(obsolete) Also called reaper binder. a machine for cutting grain and binding it into bundles or sheaves Compare combine harvester
7.
an informal agreement giving insurance coverage pending formal issue of a policy
8.
a tie, beam, or girder, used to support floor joists
9.
a stone for binding masonry; bondstone
10.
the nonvolatile component of the organic media in which pigments are dispersed in paint
11.
(in systemic grammar) a word that introduces a bound clause; a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun Compare linker (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for binder
n.

Old English bindere "one who binds" (see bind). Of various objects or products that bind, from early 16c.

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binder in Medicine

binder bind·er (bīn'dər)
n.
A broad bandage, especially one encircling the abdomen.

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