from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where books are bound.

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  • n. A workshop or factory where books are bound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where books, or other articles, are bound; a bookbinder's establishment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where books are bound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a workshop where books are bound


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bind +‎ -ery (“place of”)


  • My bindery is the Evilrooster Bindery, and I have a little left-facing rooster finishing tool I use as a maker's mark on all my books.

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  • The bindery is the only department of the industry in which any considerable number of women are employed.

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  • He set up his "bindery" in the monastery courtyard, which attracted the attention of monkeys.

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  • She runs a miniature book bindery in the USA and we have formed something of an inspirational partnership as she creates tiny books, maps and globes for collectors, based on books that I have written here in Australia.

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  • Their core business of binding periodicals for university libraries, lawyers and doctors has declined as more publications become available online, sending the bindery's annual revenue down around 10% since the recession began, to $207,000 in 2010.

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  • Twenty thousand copies of father's book were in the bindery, and the presses were turning off more.

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  • While I easily acclimated to this lethargy, I was pure hustle on Friday nights unloading trucks full of boxes of old books at a local bindery.

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  • The goal with the Highway Department was to conserve energy, while the goal at the book bindery was to conserve time—to finish as quickly as possible and move on to weekend mischief.

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  • In those days, the bindery was manned (as it were) by women, and there was not yet a wall built between it and the pressroom.

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  • And so all the women in the bindery, attracted by the cry gathered to look.

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