Binding is a term that can refer to:

1. Bookbinding term which means , the casing of the text block , be it pasteboard or gold -encrusted
2. The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.

3. Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or the cover with the sewing, something that secures the edge of cloth from raveling.
4 The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel.

Bind: To fasten sheets or signatures with wire, thread, glue. or by other means.Binding