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bound

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adjective \ˈbau̇nd\

Definition of bound

  1. 1 archaic :  ready

  2. 2 :  intending to go :  going <bound for home> <college-bound>



Origin and Etymology of bound

Middle English boun, from Old Norse būinn, past participle of būa to dwell, prepare; akin to Old High German būan to dwell — more at bower


First Known Use: 13th century


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bound

noun

Definition of bound

  1. 1 a :  a limiting line :  boundary —usually used in plural b :  something that limits or restrains <beyond the bounds of decency>

  2. 2 usually plural a :  borderland b :  the land within certain bounds

  3. 3 :  a number greater than or equal to every number in a set (as the range of a function); also :  a number less than or equal to every number in a set



Origin and Etymology of bound

Middle English, from Anglo-French bounde, bodne, from Medieval Latin bodina


First Known Use: 13th century


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bound

Definition of bound

  1. past and past participle of bind




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bound

verb

Definition of bound

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to set limits or bounds to :  confine

  3. 2 :  to form the boundary of :  enclose

  4. 3 :  to name the boundaries of



14th Century

First Known Use of bound

14th century


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bound

adjective

Definition of bound

  1. 1 :  placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation :  obliged <duty-bound>

  2. 2 a :  fastened by or as if by a band :  confined <desk-bound> b :  very likely :  sure <bound to rain soon>

  3. 3 :  made costive :  constipated

  4. 4 of a book :  secured to the covers by cords, tapes, or glue

  5. 5 :  determined, resolved

  6. 6 :  held in chemical or physical combination

  7. 7 :  always occurring in combination with another linguistic form <un- in unknown and -er in speaker are bound forms> — compare free 11d



Origin and Etymology of bound

Middle English bounden, from past participle of binden to bind


First Known Use: 14th century


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bound

noun

Definition of bound

  1. 1 :  leap, jump

  2. 2 :  the action of rebounding :  bounce



Origin and Etymology of bound

Middle French bond, from bondir to leap, from Vulgar Latin *bombitire to hum, from Latin bombus deep hollow sound — more at bomb


First Known Use: circa 1553


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bound

verb

Definition of bound

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move by leaping

  3. 2 :  rebound, bounce



1592

First Known Use of bound

1592

Rhymes with bound



BOUND Defined for Kids

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bound

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adjective \ˈbau̇nd\

Definition of bound for Students

  1. :  going or intending to go <homeward bound>



Headscratcher for bound

If you are bound, you might be going somewhere, or you might be tied down and unable to go anywhere at all!


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bound

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noun

Definition of bound for Students

  1. 1 :  a boundary line

  2. 2 :  a point or line beyond which a person or thing cannot go <The ball has to stay within these bounds.>




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bound

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Definition of bound for Students

  1. past and past participle of bind




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bound

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verb

Definition of bound for Students

bounded

bounding

  1. :  to form the boundary of <The farm is bounded by a river on one side.>




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bound

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adjective

Definition of bound for Students

  1. 1 :  tied or fastened with or as if with bands

  2. 2 :  required by law or duty <bound by honor>

  3. 3 :  under the control of something <bound by the spell>

  4. 4 :  covered with binding <a bound book>

  5. 5 :  firmly determined

  6. 6 :  very likely :  certain <It is bound to rain.>




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bound

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noun

Definition of bound for Students

  1. :  a leap or long jump




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bound

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verb

Definition of bound for Students

bounded

bounding

  1. :  to make a long leap or move in leaps




Medical Dictionary

bound

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adjective \ˈbau̇nd\

Medical Definition of bound

  1. 1:  made costive :  constipated

  2. 2:  held in chemical or physical combination <bound water in a molecule>




Law Dictionary

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bound

noun

Legal Definition of bound

  1. 1 :  boundary —usually used in plural <metes and bounds>

  2. 2 :  something that limits or restrains <within the bounds of the law>




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bound

  1. past and past part of bind




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bound

transitive verb

Legal Definition of bound

  1. :  to form the boundary of or enclose <property bounded on the north by a stone wall>




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bound

adjective

Legal Definition of bound

  1. :  placed under a legal or moral restraint or obligation




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