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bound

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bound

  1. 1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go <the language in the novel really is beyond the bounds of decency> Synonyms bound, boundary, cap, ceiling, confines, end, extent, limitation, line, terminationRelated Words extremity, fag end, terminus; border, brim, edge, margin, rim, verge; outside; bar, barrier, fence, hedge, restraint, stop, wall

  2. 2 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something <colored outside the bounds of the drawing> Synonyms borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, confines, edge, edging, end, frame, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeRelated Words ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within




bound

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bound

  1. an act of leaping into the air <the kangaroo took one giant bound and was gone> Synonyms bound, hop, leap, spring, vaultRelated Words bounce, lope, skip; caper, capriole, gambado, gambol; attack, pounce; dive, pitch, plunge




bound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bound

  1. 1 to mark the limits of <the country is bounded by water on two sides> Synonyms bound, circumscribe, define, delimit, demarcate, demark, mark (off), terminateRelated Words control, determine, govern; delineate, describe

  2. 2 to serve as a border for <being bounded on all sides by the Alps has helped Switzerland maintain its neutrality> Synonyms bound, edge, frame, fringe, margin, rim, skirtRelated Words hem, trim; circumscribe, define, delineate, demarcate, outline, silhouette, sketch, trace; circle, compass, encircle, enclose (also inclose), environ, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround, wall; check, confine, control, curb, limit, restrain, restrict




bound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bound

  1. 1 to move with a light springing step <the child giggled and bounded off to play with her friends> Synonyms bounce, bound, hop, lollop, lope, tripRelated Words caper, frisk, gambol, romp; skim, skitter; jump, leap, vaultNear Antonyms lumber, plod, trudge

  2. 2 to propel oneself upward or forward into the air <a rabbit bounded down the garden path> Synonyms bound, hop, leap, spring, vaultRelated Words bounce, hurdle, leapfrog, lope, skip; buck; caper, capriole, cavort, frolic, gambol, romp; attack, pounce; shoot, skyrocket





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