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Noun: bounds  bawndz
  1. The line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    - boundary, bound
Noun: bound  bawnd
  1. A line determining the limits of an area
    - boundary, edge
  2. The greatest possible degree of something
    "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behaviour";
    - limit, boundary
  3. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    - leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce
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

See also: border on, jump on

Type of: confine, enclose, extent, extremity, hold in, jump, jumping, line, move

Encyclopedia: Bounds, Mark

Bound, Matthew