Definition of Bound

1. Noun. A line determining the limits of an area.

Exact synonyms: Boundary, Edge
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Rim, Border, Margin, Perimeter, Fringe, Outer Boundary, Periphery, Brink, Threshold, Verge, Upper Bound, Lower Bound, Thalweg
Derivative terms: Edge

2. Verb. Move forward by leaps and bounds. "The horses bound across the field"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

3. Adjective. Confined by bonds. "Bound and gagged hostages"

4. Noun. The line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something.

5. Verb. Form the boundary of; be contiguous to.
Exact synonyms: Border
Specialized synonyms: Skirt, Verge, Shore
Generic synonyms: Confine, Enclose, Hold In
Derivative terms: Border, Border, Border, Boundary, Boundary
Also: Border On

6. Adjective. Held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union.

7. Noun. The greatest possible degree of something. "To the limit of his ability"
Exact synonyms: Boundary, Limit
Generic synonyms: Extent
Specialized synonyms: Knife-edge, Absoluteness, Starkness, Utterness, Heat Barrier, Thermal Barrier, Level Best, Maximum, Utmost, Uttermost, Brink, Verge
Derivative terms: Limit, Limit, Limit

8. Verb. Place limits on (extent or access). "Limit the time you can spend with your friends"

9. Adjective. Secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form. "Leather-bound volumes"

10. Noun. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
Exact synonyms: Bounce, Leap, Leaping, Saltation, Spring
Generic synonyms: Jump, Jumping
Specialized synonyms: Caper, Capriole, Pounce
Derivative terms: Leap, Leap, Saltate, Spring, Spring

11. Verb. Spring back; spring away from an impact. "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
Exact synonyms: Bounce, Rebound, Recoil, Resile, Reverberate, Ricochet, Spring, Take A Hop
Specialized synonyms: Kick, Kick Back, Recoil, Bound Off, Skip, Carom
Generic synonyms: Jump, Leap, Spring
Derivative terms: Bounce, Bounce, Rebound, Recoil, Resiliency, Resilient, Ricochet, Spring

12. Adjective. (usually followed by 'to') governed by fate. "He is destined to be famous"
Exact synonyms: Destined
Similar to: Certain, Sure

13. Adjective. Covered or wrapped with a bandage. "An injury bound in fresh gauze"
Exact synonyms: Bandaged
Similar to: Treated

14. Adjective. Headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in 'college-bound students'. "A flight destined for New York"
Exact synonyms: Destined
Similar to: Orientated, Oriented

15. Adjective. Bound by an oath. "A bound official"
Similar to: Sworn

16. Adjective. Bound by contract.
Exact synonyms: Apprenticed, Articled, Indentured
Similar to: Unfree

17. Adjective. Confined in the bowels. "He is bound in the belly"
Similar to: Constipated

Definition of Bound

1. n. The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary.

2. v. t. To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.

3. v. i. To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain.

4. v. t. To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.

5. n. A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.

6. p. p. & a. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.

7. a. Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; -- with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.

Definition of Bound

1. Verb. (past of bind) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: with infinitive) Obliged (to). ¹

3. Adjective. (context: with infinitive) Very likely (to). ¹

4. Adjective. (linguistics of a morpheme) That cannot stand alone as a free word. ¹

5. Adjective. (mathematics logic of a variable) Constrained by a quantifier. ¹

6. Noun. (often used in plural) A boundary, the border which one must cross in order to enter or leave a territory. ¹

7. Noun. (mathematics) a value which is known to be greater or smaller than a given set of values ¹

8. Verb. To surround a territory or other geographical entity. ¹

9. Verb. (mathematics) To be the boundary of. ¹

10. Noun. A sizeable jump, great leap. ¹

11. Verb. To leap, move by jumping. ¹

12. Adjective. (obsolete) ready, prepared. ¹

13. Adjective. ready, able to start or go (to); moving in the direction (of). ¹

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Definition of Bound

1. to leap [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: leap

Medical Definition of Bound

1. The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary. "He hath compassed the waters with bounds." (Job xxvi. 10) "On earth's remotest bounds." (Campbell) "And mete the bounds of hate and love." (Tennyson) To keep within bounds, not to exceed or pass beyond assigned limits; to act with propriety or discretion. Synonym: See Boundary. Origin: OE. Bounde, bunne, OF. Bonne, bonde, bodne, F. Borne, fr. LL. Bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. Of Celtic origin; cf. Arm. Bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod, a tuft or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit could be marked. Cf. Bourne. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bound

bouncing Bet
bouncing Betties
bouncing Betty
bouncing betty
bouncing bomb
bouncing bombs
bouncing castle
bouncing castles
bouncing off the walls
bouncing putty
bouncy ball
bouncy castle
bouncy castles
bound (current term)
bound for
bound form
bound morpheme
bound morphemes
bound off
bound on equip
bound on pickup
bound state
bound states
bound to
bound up
bound variable
bound variables

Literary usage of Bound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1903)
"1 bound vol. Mich.—State Board of Health. 15 bound vol. ... New England Assoc. of Gas Engrs. 1 bound Works. 9 pam. vol. New Haven, Conn.—City Engr. 12 pam. ..."

2. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1907)
"2 bound vol. New York State Charities Aid Assoc. 1 pam., 1 vol. ... U. S Ctif of Engrs. 3 bound vol. US Coast and Geodetic Survey. 1 pam., 4 maps. ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"Charles, Jr. 1 bound vol. Architekten Verein zu Berlin. 3 nam. ... Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. 1 bound vol. ..."

4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"11 bound Pennsylvania Co. 1 pam. Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburg. 1 vol.. 1 pam. pam. ... Soc. of Naval Architects and Marine Engrs. 1 bound vol. ..."

5. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness (1913)
"The Folio rightly connects the infinitives to soar and to bound, as a quibbling repetition of the verse: And soar above them with a common bound. ..."

6. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1907)
"Engrs. 1 bound vol. Jaycox, TW 1 bound vol. Joseph Dixon Crucible Co ... 1 bound vol. US Climatological Service of the Weather Bureau, New Jersey Section. ..."

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