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'bound' - used as an adjective
1. held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
2. confined by bonds
bound and gagged hostages
3. secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
bound volumes
leather-bound volumes
4. (usually followed by 'to') governed by fate
bound to happen
5. covered or wrapped with a bandage
an injury bound in fresh gauze
6. headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in 'college-bound students'
children bound for school
7. bound by an oath
a bound official
8. bound by contract
9. confined in the bowels
he is bound in the belly

'bound' - used as a noun
10. a line determining the limits of an area
11. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
12. the greatest possible degree of something
what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
13. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

'bound' - used as a verb
14. move forward by leaps and bounds
The horse bounded across the meadow
15. form the boundary of; be contiguous to
16. place limits on (extent or access)
17. spring back; spring away from an impact

derived forms
1. Bound / Plural
bounds
2. Bound / Past
bounded
3. Bound / Third Person
bounds
4. Bound / Present Participle
bounding
See also
 
Antonym
  • free
  • unbound
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