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