Definitions for bound

Definitions for (noun) bound

Main entry: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce, bound

Definition: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Main entry: bound, boundary, limit

Definition: the greatest possible degree of something

Usage: what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior; to the limit of his ability

Main entry: bound, boundary, bounds

Definition: the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

Main entry: bound, boundary, edge

Definition: a line determining the limits of an area

Definitions for (verb) bound

Main entry: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends

Main entry: spring, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact

Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Main entry: spring, jump, leap, bound

Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds

Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?

Main entry: border, bound

Definition: form the boundary of; be contiguous to

Definitions for (adj) bound

Main entry: bound

Definition: confined by bonds

Usage: bound and gagged hostages

Main entry: bound

Definition: secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form

Usage: bound volumes; leather-bound volumes

Main entry: destined, bound

Definition: (usually followed by `to') governed by fate

Usage: bound to happen; an old house destined to be demolished; he is destined to be famous

Main entry: bound

Definition: confined in the bowels

Usage: he is bound in the belly

Main entry: bound

Definition: held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

Main entry: apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured

Definition: bound by contract

Main entry: destined, bound

Definition: headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'

Usage: children bound for school; a flight destined for New York

Main entry: bound, bandaged

Definition: covered or wrapped with a bandage

Usage: the bandaged wound on the back of his head; an injury bound in fresh gauze

Main entry: bound

Definition: bound by an oath

Usage: a bound official

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