: intending to go : going
bound for home college-bound
: a limiting line : boundary
—usually used in plural The ball landed out of bounds.
: something that limits or restrains
beyond the bounds of decency police officers overstepping their bound
: the land within certain bounds
: a number greater than or equal to every number in a set (such as the range of a function)
: a number less than or equal to every number in a set
past tense and past participle of
: to set limits to : confine
art … is always greater than the rules with which we may attempt to bound it— C. S. Kilby
: to form a separating line or the boundary of : enclose
A chain-link fence bounds the yard. The state is bounded on its east by the Connecticut River.
: to name the boundaries of
Students were asked to bound their state.
: placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation : obliged
: fastened by or as if by a band : confined
: very likely : sure
bound to rain soon
of a book
: secured to the covers by cords, tapes, or glue
: held in chemical or physical combination
: leap, jump
cleared the hedge at a bound
: the action of rebounding : bounce
: to move by leaping
deer bounding across a field She bounded down the stairs.