Binding beam(Arch.), the main timber in double flooring.Binding joist(Arch.), the secondary timber in double-framed flooring.

Syn. — Obligatory; restraining; restrictive; stringent; astringent; costive; styptic.

(Bind"ing), n.

1. The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.

2. Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or the cover with the sewing, etc.; something that secures the edge of cloth from raveling.

3. pl. (Naut.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel.

(Bind"ing*ly), adv. So as to bind.

(Bind"ing*ness), n. The condition or property of being binding; obligatory quality. Coleridge.

(Bind"weed`) n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Convolvulus; as, greater bindweed (C. Sepium); lesser bindweed (C. arvensis); the white, the blue, the Syrian, bindweed. The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera, rough bindweed.

The fragile bindweed bells and bryony rings.

(Bine) n. [Bind, cf. Woodbine.] The winding or twining stem of a hop vine or other climbing plant.

(Bi*nerv"ate) a. [L. bis twice + nervus sinew, nerve.]

1. (Bot.) Two- nerved; — applied to leaves which have two longitudinal ribs or nerves.

2. (Zoöl.) Having only two nerves, as the wings of some insects.

(Bing) n. [Cf. Icel. bingr, Sw. binge, G. beige, beuge. Cf. Prov. E. bink bench, and bench coal the uppermost stratum of coal.] A heap or pile; as, a bing of wood. "Potato bings." Burns. "A bing of corn." Surrey. [Obs. or Dial. Eng. & Scot.]

(Bin*i"o*dide) n. Same as Diiodide.

(Bink) n. A bench. [North of Eng. & Scot.]

(Bin"na*cle) n. [For bittacle, corrupted (perh. by influence of bin) fr. Pg. bitacola binnacle, fr. L. habitaculum dwelling place, fr. habitare to dwell. See Habit, and cf. Bittacle.] (Naut.) A case or box placed near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light to show it at night. Totten.

1. One who binds; as, a binder of sheaves; one whose trade is to bind; as, a binder of books.

2. Anything that binds, as a fillet, cord, rope, or band; a bandage; — esp. the principal piece of timber intended to bind together any building.

(Bind"er*y) n. A place where books, or other articles, are bound; a bookbinder's establishment.

(Bind"heim*ite) n. [From Bindheim, a German who analyzed it.] (Min.) An amorphous antimonate of lead, produced from the alteration of other ores, as from jamesonite.

(Bind"ing) a. That binds; obligatory.

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