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Definitions of bound:

  • noun:   the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  • noun:   a line determining the limits of an area
  • noun:   a light springing movement upwards or forwards
  • verb:   form the boundary of; be contiguous to
  • verb:   move forward by leaps and bounds
    Example: "The horse bounded across the meadow"
  • verb:   place limits on (extent or access)
  • verb:   spring back; spring away from an impact
  • adjective:   headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
    Example: "Children bound for school"
  • adjective:   bound by an oath
    Example: "A bound official"
  • adjective:   confined by bonds
    Example: "Bound and gagged hostages"
  • adjective:   secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
    Example: "Bound volumes"
  • adjective:   held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  • adjective:   covered or wrapped with a bandage
    Example: "An injury bound in fresh gauze"
  • adjective:   bound by contract
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #65432)


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