Character 5
Hyphenation bound
Pronunciations /ˈbaʊnd/

Definitions and meanings of "Bound"

What do we mean by bound?

Headed or intending to head in a specified direction. adjective

Confined by bonds; tied. adjective

Being under legal or moral obligation. adjective

Equipped with a cover or binding. adjective

Predetermined; certain. adjective

Determined; resolved. adjective

Being a form, especially a morpheme, that cannot stand as an independent word, such as a prefix or suffix. adjective

Constipated. adjective

To leap forward or upward; spring. intransitive verb

To progress by forward leaps or springs. intransitive verb

To bounce; rebound. intransitive verb

A leap; a jump. noun

A rebound; a bounce. noun

A boundary; a limit. noun

The territory on, within, or near limiting lines. noun

To set a limit to; confine. intransitive verb

To constitute the boundary or limit of. intransitive verb

To identify the boundaries of; demarcate. intransitive verb

To border on another place, state, or country. intransitive verb

To tie; to confine by any ligature.

To cohere or stick together in a mass.

To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.

To exert a binding or restraining influence.

To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.

To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind.

To couple.

To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie.

To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant.

To place under legal obligation to serve.

To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.

To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.

To cover, as with a bandage.

To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action, as by producing constipation.

To put together in a cover, as of books.

To make two or more elements stick together.

To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location.

To complain; to whine about something.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Bound

The word "bound" in example sentences

If later courts were not bound to follow erroneous decisions, then they would only be ˜bound™ by earlier, correct judgments. ❋ Lamond, Grant (2006)

BoC says Canada to gain from U.S. growth spurt forest products sector, in particular, are bound to witness increases in U. S.-bound sales growth, the ❋ Unknown (2010)

Only the title bound Cavaliers were able to hold home court so far tonight, as they pummeled the Pistons behind 38 points, 8 rebounds and 7 dimes from King James. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"They used the term bound conscience as an excuse not to address that." ❋ Unknown (2009)

Supreme Court ended a term bound to affect our lives in significant ways in the months ahead. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Francis had declared that he was not what he called bound, yet he knew that he must take some steps in the matter to show that he considered himself to be free; and as the Captain was a clever man, and well conversant with such things, he was consulted. ❋ Anthony Trollope (1848)

This "high pleasure" of play perhaps should not be identified with "high art," a term bound with historical encumbrances, but we ought to celebrate abstraction as free artistic expression. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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