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unbound

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adjective un·bound \-ˈbau̇nd\

Simple Definition of unbound

  • : not controlled or influenced by something

  • : not tied together with something (such as string or rope)

  • : not having a cover or binding

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unbound

  1. :  not bound: as a (1) :  not fastened (2) :  not confined b :  not having the leaves fastened together <an unbound book> c :  not bound together with other issues <unbound periodicals> d :  not held in chemical or physical combination

Examples of unbound in a sentence

  1. He dresses however he likes and feels unbound by convention.

  2. a test to determine the amount of unbound iron in the blood



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of unbound

before 12th century

Rhymes with unbound

abound, aground, around, astound, background, bloodhound, boozehound, brassbound, break ground, campground, chowhound, clothbound, come round, compound, confound, coonhound, deerhound, deskbound, dumbfound, earthbound, eastbound, elkhound, expound, fairground, fogbound, foot-pound, foreground, foxhound, gain ground, go-round, greyhound, half-bound, hardbound, hellhound, hidebound, high ground, homebound, horehound, housebound, icebound, impound, inbound, ironbound, lose ground, newfound, newshound, northbound, outbound, playground, pot-bound, profound, propound, rebound, redound, renowned, resound, rockbound, rock hound, scent hound, sight hound, sleuthhound, smooth hound, snowbound, softbound, southbound, spellbound, staghound, stone-ground, stormbound, strikebound, surround, to ground, top round, unround, unsound, well-found, westbound, wolfhound, year-round



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