bound


1bound

adjective \ˈband\

Definition of BOUND

1
archaic :  ready
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

2bound

noun

Definition of BOUND

1
a :  a limiting line :  boundary —usually used in plural
b :  something that limits or restrains <beyond the bounds of decency>
2
usually plural
a :  borderland
b :  the land within certain bounds
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

3bound

Definition of BOUND

past and past participle of bind

4bound

transitive verb

Definition of BOUND

1
:  to set limits or bounds to :  confine
2
:  to form the boundary of :  enclose
3
:  to name the boundaries of

First Known Use of BOUND

14th century

5bound

adjective

Definition of BOUND

1
:  placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation :  obliged <duty-bound>
2
a :  fastened by or as if by a band :  confined <desk-bound>
b :  very likely :  sure <bound to rain soon>
3
:  made costive :  constipated
4
of a book :  secured to the covers by cords, tapes, or glue
6
:  held in chemical or physical combination
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

6bound

noun

Definition of BOUND

1
:  leap, jump
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

7bound

intransitive verb

Definition of BOUND

1
:  to move by leaping
2

First Known Use of BOUND

1592

bound

adjective \ˈband\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BOUND

1
: made costive : constipated
2
: held in chemical or physical combination <bound water in a molecule>

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