Binding vs Brook - What's the difference?

binding | brook |

As an adjective binding

is assigning something that one will be held to.

As a noun binding

is an item (usually rope, tape, or string) used to hold two or more things together.

As a verb binding

is .

As a proper noun brook is

for someone living by a brook .



(en adjective)
  • Assigning something that one will be held to.
  • This contract is a legally binding agreement.


    (en noun)
  • An item (usually rope, tape, or string) used to hold two or more things together.
  • The spine of a book where the pages are held together.
  • (sewing) A finishing on a seam or hem of a garment
  • (programming) The association of a named item with an element of a program.
  • Derived terms

    * adapter binding * data binding * dynamic binding * early binding * key binding * late binding * static binding


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
  • To earn; deserve.
  • (label) To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative, with an abstract noun as object ).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.}}
  • * 2005 , Nicholas Ostler, Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World , Harper:
  • Nevertheless, Garcilaso does claim that the Spaniards ‘who were unable to brook the length of the discourse, had left their places and fallen on the Indians’.
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
  • *Bible, (w) viii. 7
  • *:The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:empties itself, as doth an inland brook / into the main of waters
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • A water meadow.
  • Low, marshy ground.
  • Synonyms
    * beck * burn * coulee * creek * stream