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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 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

Rhymes with bound


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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 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 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 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


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>






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