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Adjective: bound  bawnd
  1. Confined by bonds
    "bound and gagged hostages"
  2. (physics) held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  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";
    - destined
  5. Covered or wrapped with a bandage
    "an injury bound in fresh gauze";
    - bandaged
  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";
    - destined
  7. Bound by an oath
    "a bound official"
  8. Bound by contract
    - apprenticed, articled, indentured
  9. Confined in the bowels
    "he is bound in the belly"
Verb: bound  bawnd
  1. Move forward by leaps and bounds
    "The horse bounded across the meadow";
    - jump, leap, spring
  2. Form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    - border
  3. Place limits on (extent or access)
    - restrict, restrain, 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: bounded, bounding, bounds

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

Type of: attach, check, confine, contain, control, cover, curb, enclose, extent, extremity, fasten, fix, hold, hold in, indispose, jump, jumping, line, moderate, move, relate, restrain, secure

Antonym: free, unbind, unbound

Encyclopedia: Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded

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