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Adjective: bound  bawnd
  1. (usually followed by 'to') governed by fate
    "bound to happen";
    - destined
  2. Covered or wrapped with a bandage
    "an injury bound in fresh gauze";
    - bandaged
  3. Headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in 'college-bound students'
    "children bound for school";
    - destined
  4. Bound by an oath
    "a bound official"
  5. Bound by contract
    - apprenticed, articled, indentured
  6. Confined in the bowels
    "he is bound in the belly"
  7. Confined by bonds
    "bound and gagged hostages"
  8. (physics) held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  9. Secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
    "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"
Verb: bound  bawnd
  1. Push upwards with the legs and feet to move upwards (and maybe forwards) with feet clear of the ground
    "The horse bounded across the meadow";
    - jump, leap, spring
  2. Form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    - border
  3. Place limits on (extent, amount or access)
    - restrict, trammel, limit, confine, throttle
  4. Move back in a roughly opposite direction after an impact
    "The rubber ball bounded";
    - bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
Noun: bound  bawnd
  1. A line determining the limits of an area
    - boundary, edge
  2. The line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    - boundary, bounds
  3. The greatest possible degree of something
    "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behaviour";
    - limit, boundary
  4. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    - leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce
Verb: bind (bound)  bInd
  1. Remain stuck to; keep in place
    "Will this wallpaper bind to the wall?";
    - adhere, hold fast, bond, stick, stick to
  2. Create social or emotional ties
    - tie, attach, bond
  3. Make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
    "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
  4. Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
    - bandage
  5. Secure with (or as if with) ropes in order to prevent movement or escape
    "bind the prisoners";
    - tie down, tie up, truss
  6. Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    "He's bound by a contract";
    - oblige, hold, obligate
  7. Provide with a binding
    "bind the books in leather"
  8. Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    "They bound their victim to the chair";
    - tie
  9. (chemistry) form a chemical bond with
    "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
  10. Cause to be constipated
    "These foods tend to bind you";
    - constipate
  11. (computing) associate an identifier with a value or object

Derived forms: bounding, bounded, bounds

See also: border on, brassbound, cased, certain, chained, conjugate, conjugated, constipated, enchained, fettered, furled, half-bound, in chains, jump on, orientated, oriented, paperback, paperbacked, paperbound [US], pinioned, rolled, shackled, sure, sworn, tethered, tied, treated, trussed, unfree, well-bound, wired

Type of: attach, confine, constrain, cover, enclose, extent, extremity, fasten, fix, hold, hold in, indispose, jump, jumping, line, move, relate, restrain, secure

Antonym: free, unbind, unbound, unbrace

Encyclopedia: Bound, Matthew

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